In 2011, in recognition of our exceptional program and innovative practices, the Weill Cornell Breast Center earned the prestigious designation as an accredited Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a national consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving the quality of care for patients with breast cancer. The Weill Cornell Breast Center is one of only two NAPBC-accredited breast centers in New York City. We are very proud of this designation as it speaks to the level of care we provide to our patients, reflects our outstanding survivor rates for all stages of cancer – which are well beyond the national average – and acknowledges our ongoing efforts to advance treatments for breast cancer patients.
A key element of our success is the bond that develops between our physicians and their patients and family members. We are very invested in our patients and listen closely to and respect their expectations and their needs. Throughout the phases of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, we encourage our patients and their families to be completely involved in the care process.
Today, there are many breast cancer surgery and reconstructive options available to treat breast cancer, and Weill Cornell breast surgeons are widely recognized, historically and consistently, for being at the forefront of many of the techniques that are used in standard practice today. These treatment options, which we tailor to each patient’s specific needs and personal preferences, include nipple-sparing mastectomy and skin-sparing mastectomy, cryoablation, intraoperative radiation therapy, and microvascular breast reconstruction.
There is so much that is new in the field of breast cancer. Our website will provide you with current information and answers to the many questions that patients and families have. And please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (212) 821-0833 for guidance or assistance.
Rache M. Simmons, MD
Chief of Breast Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Anne K. and Edwin C. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center