Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery
At Ironwood Breast Centers - A Division of Ironwood Physicians, PC
Dr Clark’s practice is dedicated to the comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment of breast cancer and disease, as well as diagnosis and management of high risk patients.
At the Ironwood Breast Center surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology treatments are delivered by your team at the same location, along with participation in our established integrative services. A diagnosis of cancer is life changing and Ironwood’s seasoned support staff is there to guide you through this journey. Dr Clark is a nationally recognized breast surgeon who has teamed with the respected oncologists and program at the Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers. Ironwood’s oncologists are recognized by their peers and are regularly featured by Phoenix Magazine as Top Docs. Our multidisciplinary approach is personalized and is designed to eliminate delays and miscommunication. Dr Clark is additionally trained to perform oncoplastic procedures which combine plastic surgery techniques with traditional oncologic surgical techniques to reshape the breast at the time of lumpectomy to reduce cosmetic deformity and reduce the need for mastectomy.
- Surgical Oncology including Oncoplastic Surgery
- Radiation Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Certified Genetic Counselor
- Registered Dietitian and Nutrition
- Oncology Social Worker
- Tai Chi, Acupuncture and wide selection of wellness classes
- Integrative Services
- Support Groups
- Wig and Bra Boutique
- Boutique office setting convenient to highway and hospitals
- Clinical Trials and Research
Breast Cancer Management
Breast conservation using advanced breast surgery techniques
Oncoplastic Breast Conservation
Plastic surgery techniques, such as breast reduction and mastopexy done at the time of a lumpectomy to reduce deformity and scar
A woman’s function and body image matter. For most women, there is no survival advantage to mastectomy. By using oncoplastic techniques such as breast reduction or mastopexy at the time of lumpectomy, selected women with larger tumors or more complex disease can now have complete removal of their cancer and still have a good cosmetic result.
While Dr Clark personally performs oncoplastic procedures, high quality plastic surgery consultation is available for all women requiring reconstruction from mastectomy, and to optimize outcomes in selected women undergoing oncoplastic procedures. Surgery can be performed on the other breast to provide symmetry. We don’t want the breast to be a reminder of cancer in years to come.
Procedures include prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (including nipple-sparing mastectomy) for BRCA carriers and cancer patients, oncoplastic lumpectomy and reconstruction, sentinel node biopsy, reverse axillary mapping (which may hold promise to lymphedema risk) as well as treatment of cysts and benign disease. High risk surveillance is offered.
Ultrasound guided needle-core biopsies are comfortably performed in the office. When necessary, neoadjuvant chemotherapy is offered to reduce tumor size to avoid mastectomy and make breast conservation possible. Dr. Clark has performed oncoplastic procedures since 2006 and lectures and teaches these techniques nationally. She also offers second opinions and will work collaboratively with other surgeons to ensure patients receive the care they want and deserve in the setting in which they are comfortable.
I was very pleased at the time Dr. Clark took with me and explained everything and addressed all my questions. She also is very passionate in what she does and went over all her experience in the field and what her goals are for the future.
Dr. Clark is one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen. I actually get excited before going to see her, because she is so efficient, kind, and explaining of uncommon terms.
I was very impressed with Dr. Clark. I really liked her. She explained everything very well to me. She’s an excellent doctor & I’m glad that I have her for my doctor.
Doctor Clark was very personable. Explained things very well. Only suggestion is to put her name on the door outside so it isn’t confusing for first time patients that don’t know. At first I thought I wrote down wrong suite number.
Dr. Clark is a very companionate and kind physician. She addressed all of my concerns and answered all of my questions. My family and I feel quite fortunate Dr. Clark and her staff are there for us. Thank you Dr. Clark, Claire and Ashley! God bless you.
Patricia explained my condition to me in great detail and in words I could understand. She gave me some treatment options. I left her office with a better understanding of my condition and understand how certain meds will help me.
I am please to report I found Dr. Clark to give a sense of assurance when I met with her for consulting pertaining to the problem I felt I have and was pleased with my concerns being handled with a sense of urgency she displayed.
Dr Clark is very thorough in her examination and explanation. She answered all my questions. I would refer my family and friend to her. Silver Cross is lucky to have such a knowledgeable and gifted surgeon.
I really loved Dr. Clark. She was so down to earth and explained everything so well. She made me feel that she truly cares about my well being and wants to do what is best for me.
Dr. Clark I found to be an excellent surgeon. She has a great bedside manner and listens to the patient. She lets her patient know what needs to take place, why, and how it will be done. I definitely recommend this fine, knowledgeable surgeon.
You can tell Dr. Clark is a doctor who cares about her patients. She didn’t treat me Like a number and is going to fix my problem. She was detailed about my condition and helped me to arrive at the best possible solution to rectify it once and for all.
An amazing doctor who spent time with me listening to my concerns. She included me when testing and explained everything step by step. Highly recommend her to anyone considering a visit and looking for an excellent doctor!
I had gall bladder surgery and Dr. Clark ensured that I understood the entire procedure, pre and post op. She answered all of my questions and most importantly was readily available when I required stronger pain medication. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Clark was thorough and extremely informative. She answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease. She had an excellent beside manner.
Dr. Clark is a very knowledgeable doctor in her field, you feel you have a friend on your side. Dr. Clark sets out all the options and why she would choose one that is best for you case.
Dr. Clark is an exceptional doctor and surgeon. It is my good fortune to have found her. She has guided me through my journey from cancer victim to cancer survivor. Thank you Dr. Clark. You’re the BEST!
Dr.Clark Saved my life more then once. She didn't stop looking for what was wrong until she found the right answer. Dr. Clark will be the only doctor I trust 100 percent. SHE IS THE BEST. Have no doubt you are under the best care you can get with her.
I had surgery for breast cancer on Friday October 10, 2014. Patricia Clark was my surgeon. This is one amazing woman. Her skills as a surgeon are exceptional. I could not have asked for a better doctor. My scarring is minimal and I am healing very quickly with only a small amount of pain. I will be forever grateful to you Dr. Clark. Not only did you remove my breast cancer, you were instrumental for my piece of mind. Anyone that is in need of a surgeon for breast cancer this woman is the best. Again thank you and I will see you in 2 weeks for a check up.