Breast Health

Comprehensive, personalized breast care

Breast Health at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham 

At the BreastCare Center at BID Needham, we offer comprehensive support for breast health, including preventive medicine, diagnostics and treatment. Whether you require routine care or you are battling a more serious condition like breast cancer, our expert team is here to support you.

Our high standards for image quality and your safety put your health and well-being first. Some of the many services we offer include breast exams, mammograms, treatment for benign tumors and treatment for breast cancer. We are proud to offer you leading-edge cancer care in a convenient, community setting.

What Sets Us Apart

The importance of breast health isn’t new — but the experience we’ve designed for you is. When you become a patient at the BreastCare Center at BID Needham, you don’t have to worry about privacy concerns or prolonged wait times.

We designed our center with you in mind. You’ll receive your care in a facility that’s convenient, comfortable, and — perhaps most importantly — private.

Take a Look Inside Our Facility

We’re proud to bring you world-class breast care right around the corner in your own community here in Needham. For many services, you can stay close to home and enjoy the convenience and familiarity of our comfortable facility. Our fellowship-trained surgeons practice both here in Needham and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Cancer Center in Boston.

Meet the Breast Health Team

Get to know the breast health specialists who will be involved in treating you.

Seamless Partnership with BIDMC in Boston

The BreastCare Center integrates seamlessly with the BIDMC Cancer Center. Thanks to this partnership, you have immediate access to care from the time of diagnosis to survivorship. This relationship also provides you with social support, physical therapy and nutrition support. Our close connection to the BIDMC Cancer Center in Boston also provides the Needham community with access to the latest clinical trials and research.

Our Expert, Multidisciplinary Team

Depending on your needs, your breast health care team may include the following members:

  • Breast pathologists
  • Breast radiologists
  • Breast surgeons
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Technologists

Our tumor boards review each new breast cancer case to recommend the best care for each patient. This way, you’ll know you have multiple experienced providers on your side. You can trust that our expertise and teamwork will be centered around you.

Our Imaging Team

The breast imaging department is accredited with the American College of Radiology. Our mammography technical staff are all registered with specific credentials for mammography. Our breast ultrasound staff are all registered with specific training in breast ultrasound. This means that you have access to the best, most specialty trained breast imaging available. More precise imaging means earlier diagnosis — and earlier diagnosis means a better outcome.

Breast Cancer

We work together with you, your family and referring doctor to provide initial diagnosis, treatment and second opinions if you have symptoms that may indicate breast cancer.

Waiting to find out if you have breast cancer can be an extremely difficult time period — no matter how long it takes for your results to come back. You can count on us for:

  • Expert evaluation with world-class pathologists on all surgical biopsies; their findings help guide treatment and radiologists skilled at interpreting breast image results.
  • Rapid access to our interdisciplinary team of breast specialists to communicate results, offer support and discuss next steps with patients as soon as possible.
Download the Patient Questionnaire

Before your appointment, take a moment to download and complete our BreastCare Center Patient Questionnaire.

Download Patient Questionnaire

Breast Conditions We Treat

Our BreastCare Center team treats all breast concerns, including the following:
  • Abnormal mammograms
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast infections
  • Breast lumps and thickenings
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge

Services & Specialties

Your BID Needham breast health team coordinates your care with other specialty providers across our hospital. This helps to ensure you receive comprehensive, streamlined care.

Make an Appointment

To speak with a member of our breast health team, please call.