About Colorado Breast Care Specialists
Excellence. Innovation. Progress.
At Colorado Breast Care Specialists, we never settle. Led by pioneering breast surgeon and global women’s health advocate Kayla Griffith, MD, excellence, innovation and progress are paramount to our practice.
We strive for these values in many ways such as: offering new surgical techniques that provide the most holistic, confidence-boosting outcomes; designing a proactive program for high-risk breast cancer patients; providing in-depth second-opinion consultations. In all areas, we aspire to not only heal our patients but to restore them to their full lives.
Passionate, relationship-based care
What is perhaps most unique about our practice and providers is our enthusiasm for the personal success of each patient. When you choose our practice, you gain a team of cheerleaders, friends and supporters. We are passionate about finding a treatment plan that is best for you, working alongside you to fulfill it and ensuring that you return to your life without settling or compromising.
Procedures and conditions
- Breast biopsy
- Breast cancer
- Breast health
- Lymph node procedures
- Malignant breast lump
- Malignant breast disorders
- Nipple sensation preservation procedure
- Oncoplastic breast surgery
A team approach to breast surgery
We are pleased to provide our relationship-based breast care in collaboration with a network of skilled women’s health specialists at Rose Women’s Hospital. We coordinate your care with a multidisciplinary team of experts that includes primary care physicians, oncologists and radiologists and other specialists who are highly trained in their fields and dedicated to exceeding quality expectations.
Benign breast surgery
Because symptoms of benign breast 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
Benign breast disease includes conditions such as:
- Breast cysts
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- Intraductal papillomas
- Traumatic fat necrosis in breast
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 the breasts with a holistic outcome as our goal. Our surgeries include:
- Breast Conservation Therapy
- Lumpectomy or Partial Mastectomy, including with breast reduction
- Lymph node procedures
- Axillary lymph node dissection
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Targeted lymph node biopsy or dissection
- Bilateral or “double” mastectomy
- Modified radical mastectomy
- Nipple-sparing mastectomy
- Simple or total mastectomy
- Skin-sparing mastectomy
- Port placement for chemotherapy
Commitment to holistic outcomes
As part of our commitment to ‘never settle,’ we believe that women should have a choice and shouldn’t have to compromise the appearance or sensation of their breasts after beating cancer. While a mastectomy is often an excellent clinical choice for breast cancer treatment, the physical changes left by the surgery can affect women’s confidence and self-esteem. At Colorado Breast Care Specialists, we are always looking for new ways to help women restore their confidence. For most , this means performing breast reconstruction at the same time as breast cancer surgery. Most women benefit from hidden scar techniques and wire-free breast surgery. We also provide nipple-sparing and skin-sparing procedures as well as an innovative technique to restore nipple sensation after breast surgery, providing patients with a holistic and confidence-boosting outcome.
High-risk breast cancer program
With so many advancements in breast cancer screening, genetic testing, and family health knowledge, some women know they are at an increased risk of breast cancer before any treatment would be necessary. The team at Colorado Breast Care Specialists has designed a program to help women in this category take a proactive approach to their health, including tailored image screening plans as well as options for prophylactic mastectomy with reconstruction when indicated. For women with high-risk breast cancer lesions, such as atypia ductal hyperplasia (ADH) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), regular monitoring and excision can help ensure breast cancer does not develop.
Second opinion consultations
Breast cancer treatment options can be complex, and many women feel overwhelmed by information. Getting a second opinion from a different provider can help ensure you are fully informed of the next best steps for your care. We are honored to provide second opinion consultations on diagnosis, treatment plan or surgical treatment options. These consultations can be offered in person or via telehealth when living outside of Colorado. When you contact us for a second opinion consultation, our team works with you to get your medical records sent to our office prior to your consultation. If we are providing a full second opinion (diagnosis and treatment plan), our team will present your case to the team of breast cancer specialists during our multidisciplinary breast cancer care conference. This group of expert providers reviews your medical record and test results and collaborates to develop an individualized care plan on your behalf.
Our recommendation is given to you whether you decide to transfer your care to our program fully, engage our providers for surgical care, or decide to stay with your original provider. Contact our office to schedule your second opinion consultation by calling (303) 788-9293.