Thursday, July 18, 2024

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – St. Mary Medical Center Enhances Breast Care with New Location and Prestigious Designation

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport, LA – Ochsner LSU Health has elevated the standard of breast care in Shreveport by opening a comprehensive Breast Surgery Center at its St. Mary Medical Center campus. This newly renovated facility, which began operations this month, offers advanced treatments for various breast diseases. Additionally, the Department of Radiology at St. Mary Medical Center has achieved the prestigious designation of Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®), signifying the highest standards of care.

The Breast Surgery Center treats a range of breast conditions, including breast cancer, breast pain, breast abscess and mastitis, and nipple discharge. The center also provides testing and treatment for high-risk genetic mutations, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, and evaluates patients at higher risk for breast cancer due to family history.

“Quality care, comfort, and convenience are the pillars of our patient-centered approach,” said breast surgeon Dr. Jane Sugar. “Our highly skilled team is dedicated to delivering comprehensive and empathetic care to all our patients. We strive to ensure your journey to wellness is supported with expertise and compassion.”

The multidisciplinary care team at the center is committed to the holistic health of each patient. Alongside breast cancer risk assessment and surgery, the center collaborates with experts to offer genetic counseling and testing, nutrition assistance, smoking cessation, weight management, and reconstructive breast surgery.

As a Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – St. Mary Medical Center provides a full range of imaging services, including screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast MRIs. The center also performs ultrasound-guided, stereotactic-guided, and MRI-guided breast biopsies. Peer-review evaluations conducted by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and breast radiologists have confirmed that the facility meets high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

“I am immensely proud of our team for achieving this designation,” said Dr. Hugo Cuellar, Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Ochsner LSU Health. “This recognition underscores our relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, and patient-centered care. With cutting-edge technology and compassionate care at the heart of our mission, we remain committed to advancing the field of radiology and delivering the highest standard of excellence to our patients and community.”

Ochsner LSU Health opened its St. Mary Medical Center campus in 2019 and has since been a leader in women’s health. The campus features state-of-the-art imaging and surgery centers, several fully renovated clinics, and a dedicated wing for inpatient women and children’s services. It is the area’s only hospital with OB/GYNs and anesthesiologists on-site 24/7 and is now the largest birthing center in north Louisiana and the third largest in the state, with more than 2,400 babies delivered last year. The team at St. Mary Medical Center is committed to providing compassionate, personalized care for women of all ages and at all stages of life.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – St. Mary Medical Center is located at 1 St. Mary Place in Shreveport. For more information about Ochsner LSU Health, visit www.ochsnerlsuhs.org.

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