Dennis R. Holmes, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an internationally renowned breast cancer surgeon, researcher and innovator with locations in Santa Monica, Glendale, and Los Angeles, California. His leading-edge procedures include oncoplastic surgery, which improves the cosmetic and cancer removal results of breast cancer surgery.
Oncoplastic surgery is a selection of surgical procedures that combine cancer removal with efforts to preserve or improve breast appearance after surgery. Oncoplastic surgery includes complete full-thickness closure of the lumpectomy cavity to prevent depressions from forming in the breast after cancer removal. More complex oncoplastic surgery procedures also include breast cancer surgery combined with breast reduction or breast lifts of both breasts to improve breast appearance and symmetry. Oncoplastic surgery requires specialized training and is not widely performed by Breast Surgeons. Dr. Holmes serves on the faculty of the American College of Surgeon's and the American Society of Breat Surgeon's Oncoplastic Surgery training programs, responsible to teaching surgeons how to perform oncoplastic surgery
Though some procedures may be performed by Dr. Holmes alone, Dr. Holmes usually collaborates with a plastic surgeon for more complex oncoplastic procedures to achieve the best results. After identifying a potential candidate for oncoplastic surgery, Dr. Holmes will make arrangements for you to meet with a plastic surgeon to plan the oncoplastic approach that best meets your goals.
California law requires that all health plans provide coverage for surgical procedures on the opposite breast that are performed to maintain or restore breast symmetry after breast cancer surgery. Therefore, most oncoplastic procedures are covered by insurance.
Most women can benefit from some form of oncoplastic surgery. However, women that benefit most are those with large breast or low-hanging breast. Oncoplastic surgery may also be particularly beneficial for women with breast cancers in the part of the breast where poor cosmetic results occur more commonly, for example, cancers of the lower and upper inner breast.
"He treated my daughter who had stage one breast cancer. He put us at ease and calmed our fears , he was the perfect surgeon for our situation."
"He has to be one of the most incredible doctor that I've been blessed to have on my survival team. He's saved my life! I'm a proud 28 yr B C survivor."
"Dr. Holmes is kind, professional, and has a lot of patience answering every question you might have."
"Great and SMART staff. Great place with ZERO infection rate. I was back to work after surgery way sooner then expected! Awesome place great center."
“Thank you so much for being caring and patient with me during this hard transition. I really appreciate your professionalism and dedication.”
“God Bless you, your mind, and your hands, so you may continue to help all women with breast cancer! We thank you for everything that you have done!"
"This week I celebrated my 55th birthday. I cannot be thankful enough for your help in giving me another chance to enjoy waking up each day."