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Hidden Scar Surgery

Hidden Scar Surgery

Hidden Scar Surgery

Hidden ScarTM Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer. 

Scar01A breast cancer diagnosis can threaten not only a woman’s life, but also her self-confidence. With new surgical techniques, surgeons are now able to achieve optimal cosmetic results and improved quality of life for breast cancer patients. By performing Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery, our surgeons effectively treat cancer while preserving the natural shape of the breast, leaving no visible reminder behind.

PinnacleHealth is one of just two Centers of Excellence for Hidden Scar surgery in the state of Pennsylvania. All PinnacleHealth breast surgeons hold certificates of training in Hidden Scar surgery, having performed dozens of Hidden Scar procedures at our Harrisburg, Community General Osteopathic and West Shore hospitals.


Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach in which breast surgeons remove cancerous tissue through a single incision made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. By utilizing this approach, surgeons are able to preserve a natural-looking breast by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue. The Hidden Scar approach may also ease the emotional impact of breast cancer surgery, in that patients have little to no visible reminder of the surgery, and experience a more natural looking breast reconstruction.

Patients who undergo this approach are also at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other type of technique. Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of breast cancer patients undergoing nipple sparing mastectomy or breast conserving (lumpectomy) procedures. Qualification depends on a patient’s tumor size and location, breast shape and size. Call today to see if you may be a candidate for this ground breaking surgical technique.

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