We wanted to reassure you that Arizona Oncology remains open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. In addition, our expert care team can now see patients through scheduled virtual appointments on a secure platform from the comfort and safety of your home.

Updated visitor policy: For the safety of our patients and staff, effective April 3, 2020, no visitors will be permitted into the clinic. Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired.

If you have flu-like symptoms, you should contact Arizona Oncology before visiting our clinics for scheduled appointments. This includes fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing.

We ask that you follow our tips to stay healthy and to help do our part in prevention of spreading of these viruses.

Treatment & Services

Breast Surgical Oncologist

What is a Breast Surgical Oncologist?

A breast surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer and other diseases of the breast. Areas of a breast cancer surgeon’s expertise include:

  • Lumpectomy/Breast-conserving surgery
  • Mastectomies - including skin and nipple-sparing surgeries
  • Simultaneous and staged reconstruction of the breast
  • Preventive/prophylactic mastectomy
  • Lymph node surgeries, such as axillary node dissection and sentinel node biopsy

Choosing a Breast Surgery Specialist

Surgeons play a critical role in breast cancer treatment, and choosing your breast surgeon may be one of the most important decisions you will make concerning your care. Since breast cancer treatment frequently begins with surgery, surgical outcomes pave the way for your cancer treatment to follow. That’s why it is extremely important to choose a highly qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in breast cancer surgery.

Better Outcomes for Patients with a Breast Surgery Specialist

Many surgeons occasionally operate on breast cancer, typically handling only a few cases a year. However, when it comes to breast cancer surgery, practice makes perfect. Research shows that breast cancer patients who have surgeries performed by physicians who have done a high volume of breast cancer surgeries have a better prognosis than patients of lower volume surgeons.

Specialized breast cancer surgeons have dedicated their professional careers to the disease and perform hundreds of breast cancer surgeries every year. With years of training and education focused on breast disease, they have an in-depth knowledge of cancer biology, genetics and the most advanced surgical options to help patients achieve the best possible results.

Meet Our Tucson Breast Surgeons

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rebecca Viscusi has joined the Arizona Oncology team. Dr. Ley and Dr. Viscusi specialize in advanced surgical techniques and the care of women diagnosed with breast cancer and women who are at high risk for breast cancer development.

Dr. Viscusi is currently seeing patients at our Craycroft Breast Surgical Oncology office, located at 2625 N. Craycroft Road, Suite 201. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (520) 886-0206.

Dr. Ley is currently seeing patients at our Wilmot Road location in Tucson. Please call (520) 886-0206 to make an appointment.