Breast Cancer Surgeon located in Santa Monica, CA & Los Angeles, CA
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Dr. Dennis Holmes MD, is an outstanding Clinician and Board Certified Oncology Breast Surgeon Speacialist.
He is very kind, patient, and compassionate as a health care clinician who provides care that incorporates minimally invasive and many innovative breast surgical techniques.
His approach to treating breast cancer surgically is primarily aimed not only at simply removing breast cancer cells from the body but he strives to uplift and provide hope to all women undergoing breast cancer surgery as a whole, with a detailed care plan to include rapid recovery time, minimal pain, and minimized scars.
He is very attentive to details and excellent at providing smooth continuity of care in a uniquely advanced and profound way.
Dr. Holmes you are truly Heaven Sent.
May God continue to Bestow His Blessings upon you with the craftsmanship and the ability to touch, heal, and to restore health in the lives of many patients with your expertise and knowledgebase within this challenging field of healthcare at which you are definitely leading the way.
Dr.Holmes was exceptionally caring, knowledgable, patient, listened and answered all my questions. He put my mind at ease.
Dr. Holmes and Alba are an amazing team. This was such a difficult time and I felt that they were always accessible. I had the information I needed to prepare for my surgery and my post-op follow up experience was very good. He is a skilled and kind surgeon and she is very patient and compassionate. Thank you.
Dr. Holmes was very professional and sympathetic. He made me feel comfortable and he answered all my questions. I did not feel rushed at all.
Dr.Holmes is an amazing surgeon. He explains step by step everything that will be done. He makes sure you fully understand and are fine with the procedure & the recovery process. I had a single mastectomy and thanks to Dr.Holmes everything he explained prepared me for it. His assistant Alba is just as amazing. She also made sure I had everything I needed. Always on top of my pre-op appointments as well as my post op appointments. It's one of the most emotional as well physical thing that I'm going through but with Dr. Holmes & Alba's support my recovery has been better than expected. I HIGHLY recommend Dr.Holmes. I wouldn't have any other surgeon do my mastectomy if I had to go through this for my other breast. Do your research on surgeons but I can honestly say Dr.Holmes is the best.
Very efficient service and lovely staff !
Dr. Holmes was most thorough in his examination and in reviewing my issues. He made me feel comfortable and explained all my options in a very clear manner and answered all my questions and is very knowledgable in all fields of treatments. I was very impressed with his manner, his knowledge and honesty. When I stepped out of his office I felt like thanking God to have sent me to such an excellent Doctor.
Dr. Holmes, we can’t that you enough for taking such good care of me. Thank God for Dr’s like you who really care! Good Bless.
“As I sit here safe and warm in the sun of Florida, I am reflecting back on my most recent cancer experience. While I am definitely glad it is now behind me, I am so proud of your accomplishments. I personally know it is not easy and at times uncomfortable to be on the cutting edge in one’s professional work—I have been there. Not all have the skill sets and history of having the confidence of doing work and deeply caring about the full picture of the patient. This is the biggest thank you from my heart. Your help will never be forgotten. Thank you for helping me, educating others and having the courage and strength to do so for others.”
Dr. Holmes is my hero. I researched surgeons and am beyond thrilled to have chosen him. He not only saved my life but he was patient, kind, extremely professional and I would recommend him to any and every one. Thank you Dr. Holmes you are the best!
Dr. Holmes was organized, efficient, responsive, compassionate and highly professional at all times. Right from our first contact, I would rank him as an excellent physician and surgeon. provider from first contact. Highly Recommend!
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I was amazed how smooth it went. I don't know why I didn't come to see Dr. Holmes earlier! !
Excellent, very thoughtful, calm and precise!
Dr. Holmes was incredibly encouraging and able to work on a plan with me for my situation that was prompt and effective. I highly recommend Dr. Holmes and would use his services in the future should there be a need
Professional, timely and excellent care.
Dr. Dennis Holmes is a very responsible and friendly doctor who performed a successful surgery for me.
Dr Holmes is exceptional!
Dr Holmes was most thorough in his examination and in reviewing my past medical issues. He made me feel comfortable and explained all my options in a clear manner. I was highly impressed in this, my initial visit.
Dr. Holmes is a dedicated breast surgeon providing cutting edge state of the art breast cancer care, including the following:
Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Evaluation of Breast Lumps, Nipple Discharge, or other Breast Symptoms
Second Opinions to make sure you are making the right treatment decisions
Personal Breast Cancer Risk Assessment to determine which kind of breast cancer screening program is best for you as an individual
Genetic Breast Cancer Screening to determine if you may have or be at risk of developing an inheritable breast cancer
Breast Cancer Surgery
Breast Conserving Surgery (lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) to remove cancers while preserving the shape of the breast
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery to remove cancer while preserving or improving breast appearance, often combined with breast lift or breast reduction
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (or “Hidden Incision” Nipple Sparing Mastectomy) performed through an incision hidden in the skin fold under the breast
Skin Sparing Mastectomy to remove the breast and areola (including nipple) while preserving the rest of the skin of the breast, followed by breast reconstruction. Performed with areolar preservation is unsafe.
Areola Sparing Mastectomy to remove the breast and nipple (but not areola nipple) while preserving the rest of the skin of the breast, followed by breast reconstruction. Performed with nipple preservation is unsafe.
Total or Simple Mastectomy to remove the breast, nipple, areola, and excess skin when lumpectomy is not possible or desired, possibly followed by optional breast reconstruction
Prophylactic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy to greatly reduce your future risk of developing breast cancer
Immediate Breast Reconstruction performed at time of mastectomy (preferred)
Delayed Breast Reconstruction if immediate reconstruction is not appropriate or desired.
Types of Reconstruction:
• Breast Implants (silicone or saline) • DIEP Flap (tummy flap & muscle-sparing) • TRAM Flap (tummy flap & non-muscle-sparing) • LAT Flap (using tissue and muscle from back) • Others from side or thighs
Lymph Node Surgery
Sentinel node biopsy, removal of a few (typically 1-3) lymph node to determine if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes
Axillary lymph node dissection, complete removal of cancerous lymph nodes in the axilla or armpit
Axillary Reverse Mapping, a specialized technique to identify and protect arm lymphatic drainage during lymph node surgery to reduce or prevent lymphedema
Intraoperative Margin Assessment
MarginProbe device, a dedicated device for thorough assessment of surgical margins during surgery to minimize the risk of repeat surgery due to positive surgical margins
Cryoablation (Tumor Freezing)
Cryoablation of breast cancer, a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment of small breast cancers by freezing using a small needle inserted into the breast cancer under local anesthesia
Cryoablation of benign breast tumors, a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment for fibroadenoma, a benign breast tumor common in young women
Breast Radiation Therapy
Single Treatment Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy to safely administer breast radiotherapy in a single treatment during surgery at the time of lumpectomy, completely replacing the usual 6-week course of required daily breast radiotherapy administered after surgery.
Administration chemotherapy or anti-estrogen therapy prior to surgery to decrease tumor size and decrease cancer in lymph nodes to reduce the extent of breast and/or lymph node surgery.