About Colorado Breast Care Specialists

Colorado Breast Care Specialists is led by Kayla Griffith, MD, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon specializing in breast cancer, oncoplastics (tumor removal and reconstructive surgery at the same time) and benign breast disease. Dr. Griffith is dedicated to providing patient-centered breast care while collaborating with the skilled women’s health specialists at Rose Women’s Hospital. Along with focusing on advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Griffith is passionate about quality and developing a personal relationship with each patient.

Procedures and Conditions

  • Biopsy breast
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast health
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph node procedures
  • Mastectomy
  • Malignant breast lump
  • Malignant breast disorders
  • Minimally invasive breast surgery
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery

A team approach to breast surgery

Our breast surgeons work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts, including primary care physicians, oncologists and radiologists, to provide the most comprehensive care possible. All members of our treatment team are highly specialized in their particular area and dedicated to providing superior care that exceeds quality standards and expectations.

Types of breast surgery we offer

Breast surgery is a treatment option for a wide range of conditions, including those that are malignant (breast cancer) and benign (non cancerous). Because surgery performed on the breasts can be complex, finding an experienced surgeon is extremely important. Our team is lead by a fellowship-trained breast surgeon with specialized training in all types of breast procedures, from routine aspiration of a benign cyst to complicated surgeries for breast cancer that require reconstructive measures.

Benign breast surgery

Benign breast disease includes conditions such as:

  • Breast cysts
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Intraductal papillomas
  • Traumatic fat necrosis in breast

Because symptoms of these conditions can mimic breast cancer, a biopsy is often performed to determine if cancer is present. If the condition is found to be benign, but is painful or affecting daily life, surgery can be an excellent treatment option.

Breast cancer surgery

Many patients with breast cancer benefit from surgery as part of their comprehensive treatment plans. We offer surgical options designed to remove as much cancer as possible, see if the cancer has spread, relieve symptoms of advanced cancer and restore breast shape after removal. Our surgeries include:

  • Lumpectomy, including with breast reduction
  • Lymph node removal
  • Mastectomy
    • Double mastectomy
    • Modified radical mastectomy
    • Simple mastectomy
    • Skin-sparing mastectomy
    • Total mastectomy
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Reconstruction
    • Breast implant removal
    • Implant-based reconstruction
    • Free-flap (DIEP) reconstruction
    • Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction
    • Reduction lumpectomy
    • Transverse rectus abdominis (TRAM) flap reconstruction

For some patients, breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as breast cancer surgery. With the goal of maintaining a natural look and feel, our patients may benefit from newer techniques such as breast cancer surgery with hidden scarring and wire-free breast surgery. Talk to your surgeon to see if those approaches will work for you.