Dr. Ananthakrishnan, Director of Breast Surgery, is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of breast disease. She has extensive experience, previously serving on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She was the director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship at Columbia, and used her expertise to train the next generation of breast surgeons. She is the author of numerous publications on breast cancer surgery, and has presented her research at national and international meetings. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Ananthakrishnan performs all types of breast surgery, including breast conservation (or lumpectomy), mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and axillary lymph node procedures. She has particular expertise in nipple-sparing mastectomy procedures, and works closely with the plastic surgery and anesthesia teams to ensure the best oncologic, cosmetic, and functional outcomes after breast surgery.
Dr. Ananthakrishnan also works on a multidisciplinary team with colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetics, and radiology to ensure that every patient receives an individualized treatment plan that fits their life and their disease. Dr. Ananthakrishnan runs the White Plains Hospital breast cancer tumor board, where breast cancer cases are discussed so that each patient gets the expertise of the entire multidisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive care.
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