The term "multidisciplinary" is frequently used to describe the way in which therapies from multiple medical specialties are combined to treat complex diseases. A major advantage of multidisciplinary care is that the patient will receive treatment by all of the pertinent specialists.
A breast cancer diagnosis is stressful and overwhelming.
The UCLA Santa Monica Breast Center is a multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic designed to personalize breast cancer care. Our mission is to deliver state of the art, personalized, multidisciplinary breast care in a compassionate and supportive environment.
At your first appointment you will meet with our team of Board Certified Specialists in Breast Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. Our physicians will attend to you with your individual needs in mind and develop a comprehensive, personalized plan of care - all in a single-day setting to eliminate delays between diagnosis and the start of treatment.
Our team of Board Certified Specialists review all biopsies and imaging studies in collaboration with our Pathology, Breast Radiology, and Genetics experts.
In addition, a specially trained Psychologist or Clinical Social Worker from the Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology will meet with you to optimize your physical and emotional well-being and identify other resources that may be helpful to you through this process.
Unique to the UCLA Santa Monica Breast Center, our patient navigator, will be your guide and single point of contact to assist with care coordination, planning, education, and follow-up.
Our goal is to provide you with a personalized, multidisciplinary plan of care which is state of the art and delivered in a compassionate and supportive enviroment.