Dr. Deanna J. Attai
Treating the Spectrum of Breast Conditions
Dr. Attai is a board-certified surgeon practicing in Southern California, who since 2004 has focused her career exclusively on the care of patients with benign and malignant breast conditions. She and her staff strive to provide high-quality care in a comfortable and personalized environment.
Dr. Attai combines state-of-the art diagnostic and treatment techniques with complementary and integrative therapies. Areas of expertise include breast ultrasound, cryoablation, accelerated partial breast irradiation. In addition, a strong area of interest and focus is the role of diet and lifestyle in reducing the risk of disease and in aiding treatment.
What is a Breast Surgeon?
Many women are understandably anxious when told that they are being referred to a breast surgeon, especially if it is not clear what the problem is. A breast surgeon does perform surgery, but realize that many breast-related problems are treated without an operation.
A breast surgeon has completed a general surgery residency training program. Recently, fellowship programs have been developed to provide additional breast-related surgical training, but the majority of breast surgeons in this country have not completed a fellowship as these programs are relatively new. A breast surgeon may, but does not always, focus entirely on breast conditions. In my case, 100% of my practice is devoted to the care of patients with breast conditions, so all of my continuing education and research involves staying current in this rapidly changing field.