Learn Why Women Turn to UT Physicians Breast Surgery
Women facing breast cancer have a lot of options in terms of treatment—and in terms of where to seek that treatment. UT Physicians Breast Surgery stands out among the many choices as having a team of three committed and experienced doctors backed by Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas. Patients rely on their experience and skill for breast cancer treatment in Houston.
Each doctor is trained in advanced techniques and is committed to maximizing preservation of health and recovery while minimizing the aesthetic impact of the breast cancer treatment.
Learn why UT Physicians Breast Surgery is the choice for women seeking breast cancer treatment in Houston at UT Breast, part of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas. Call (713) 892.5500 to schedule a consultation or click here.
Breast Cancer Treatment
The best strategy in breast cancer treatment is working with an engaged team to identify the disease quickly and develop a plan tailored to the individual patient and her specific condition. The UT Physicians Breast Surgery team is committed to personalized care, prioritizing easy access to doctors who seek an intimate connection with each patient in their quest to provide top-quality care.
This personalized focus is because each woman’s fight is unique, and she will benefit from doctors who meet her where she is and provide guidance most relevant to her.
This starts by identifying a cancer as soon as possible, which allows doctors to recommend and begin treatment, giving each patients her own best chance at recovery. Routine breast examinations are important tools in this effort. Every patient who comes to UT Physicians Breast Surgery gets a breast examination. The team also promotes breast cancer education and encourages women to perform monthly self examinations to detect new breast masses and changes to the color or contours of the breast.
Regular screenings are vital in the effort to catch cancers as early as possible. If the doctor finds anything suspicious, she will work with the Houston oncology center to run more diagnostic tests and determine more specifics. Lumps, cysts, and other growths are not necessarily cancerous, and cancers themselves may be localized or spreading. Determining the nature, type, and stage of the problem with accuracy is key to selecting the most effective breast cancer treatment.
With the cancer identified, the UT Physicians Breast Surgery team will collaborate with each patient to recommend treatment, whether the disease can be handled with surgery or would require work with a medical oncologist. The physicians’ collective education and decades of experience allows them to provide a range of biopsies and surgeries, always with an eye for the least invasive options.
The UT Physicians Breast Surgery Team
Dr. Emily Robinson
Dr. Emily Robinson earned her medical degree with honors from the University of Texas Medical School in 1993, followed by a residency at the University of Texas Houston and a breast fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She’s currently appointed to both the surgery and medical oncology departments at UT Health.
Dr. Tamara Saunders
With a focus on breast disease, Dr. Tamara Saunders began by earning her medical degree at University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio in 2005, followed by a residency at University of Texas Health Science Center in 2010. Dr. Saunders is a fell of the American College of Surgeons and board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Gretchen Zimmerman
Working more than 30 years in medicine has given Dr. Gretchen Zimmerman a breadth of experience she brings to UT Physicians Breast Surgery. She first earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1980, followed by a residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1985.