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ROBERT A. GARDNER, M.D., FOUNDER
Located at 2151 45th Street, Suite 208
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Who we are
A group of caring medical professionals committed to early detection, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for benign and malignant conditions of the breast.
What we do
Provide a patient centered breast care program especially created for each individual.
Our founding precept
As each woman is unique, she deserves a solution unique to her and individually tailored to her situation – hence, breast care by design.
The earlier the diagnosis, treatment and intervention, the greater a woman’s chance for long, term cures.
Goals of Palm Beach Breast Institute (PBBI)
While there are approximately 250,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year here in the U.S., at any one time there are also more than one million women with undiagnosed breast cancer. Identifying these high risk women and treating their condition before it reaches a malignant state, is one of the primary goals of the PBBI.
Other Institute goals include
We reach out to other, local experts to create a seamless path for cure. We travel to other cities or countries to bring the best in breast healthcare to South Florida.
We hope to bring SurRad™, a breakthrough in Treatment for radiation therapy, program. Typical radiation therapy involves weeks of daily visits. SurRad™, IntraOperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), on the other hand delivers the same therapeutic dose in just a single treatment. It combines the surgery, IORT, and reconstruction all in one session.
We provide education to women and their families so that they may make true inform decisions regarding breast health care.
Tools used in the diagnosis and management of your breast care health
Annual mammogram for all women aged 40 and better; earlier for women with a family history of breast cancer.
Other tools used besides physical examination include
Ultrasound; MRI; breast PET scan: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration; ultrasound-guided core biopsy; stereotactic breast biopsy; MRI guided breast biopsy; genetic testing.
We offer very advanced treatment to our patients
Laser Ablation of benign tumors
Laser Ablation of malignant tumors – pending FDA approval
One or more of the following treatments may be right for you: lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy or a combination. Breast Care by Design staff will work with you to develop the treatment plan that best fits your individual needs.
Office staff, mammographers, ultrasound techs, radiologists, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, breast surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, nurse practitioners, and other specialized medical professionals. We are here to provide you with the care you need and deserve.
Our pledge to you
Our design team will give you peace of mind knowing that you are receiving organized, coordinated, and compassionate and quality breast care delivered in a caring environment.