Breast Surgery

Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc.

General Surgery Practice & Surgery Center located in Encinitas, CA

You may need breast surgery for a biopsy or removal of cancerous tissue. Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. is a general surgery practice in Encinitas, California. Dr. Gil Galloway and the team perform breast surgery using cutting-edge tools and techniques to minimize tissue damage and scarring to get you the best outcome. To schedule a breast surgery consultation with the skilled team, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Breast Surgery Q&A

What is breast surgery?

Breast surgery refers to any procedure performed on the breast to treat a condition. Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. is a state-of-the-art general surgical practice that performs breast surgery to treat a wide range of needs and health conditions.

The team of surgeons specializes in minimally invasive surgery, using small incisions and innovative tools to perform procedures. Minimally invasive surgery means less scarring, less pain, and a faster recovery. 

What are the types of breast surgery?

There are many types of breast surgery. The types Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. performs include:

Breast biopsy

During a surgical breast biopsy, your surgeon at Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. takes a sample of abnormal tissue from your breast and sends it to the lab for evaluation. 

Removal of breast lumps and cysts

The Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. team performs breast surgery to remove lumps and cysts. During these procedures, the team uses advanced tools and techniques to preserve as much of your natural breast tissue as possible while removing the lump or cyst. 

Breast cancer surgery

Surgery is one of the primary treatments for breast cancer. During breast cancer surgery, your surgeon may remove the entire breast (mastectomy) or only the malignant lump (lumpectomy). 

The team may also perform breast surgery as a preventive tool for those with a high risk of developing breast cancer. 


Gynecomastia is enlarged breast tissue in men. The team at the office of Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., INC. performs surgery to remove the excess tissue and improve appearance. 

When do I need breast surgery?

Your surgeon at Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. determines if you need breast surgery. In some situations, such as breast cancer, surgery is the primary treatment. You may need a surgical breast biopsy if the abnormal tumor is difficult to access and needs surgical intervention.

You may benefit from the removal of benign lumps or cysts from your breast if they cause uncomfortable symptoms or affect your look.

What happens during a breast surgery consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc. for a breast surgery consultation. The team understands the delicate nature of breast surgery and performs a thorough evaluation so they can develop the most effective surgical plan. 

The goal of breast surgery is to treat the underlying problem while maintaining as much of your natural breast tissue as possible. If needed, the team includes experts in plastic surgery who can talk to you about breast reconstruction following your breast surgery. 

Call the office of Gil Q. Galloway, M.D., Inc., or book an appointment online today.