Breast Cancer Surgeon located in Santa Monica, CA & Los Angeles, CA
61 total reviews
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Every I could want from a breast surgeon and more. Patient, informative, gentle, thorough.
Dr. Holmes and Alba have been great thru this whole experience. I could not ask for a better team.
The best doctor ever from all points, he is patient, understanding, answers all questions even the questions you don't ask. I really thank God that I have such a wonderful doctor.
We referred to Dr. Holmes for a second opinion on my wife's breast cancer diagnosis. He was brilliant and very compassionate. He met us on a Saturday morning because he was so busy and then he went out of his way to help us secure a test that our insurance wouldn't approve and our first Oncologist didn't even tell us about, called the Mamma Print test, a genetic test that analyses whether or not chemo would have any efficacy for my wife's type of Breast Cancer. The test came back negative and ended up keeping my wife from having to go through six months of the worst chemo out there called Adrimiason (otherwise known as the Red Devil). I'm not overstating it when I say, his care was life changing for us.
Dr. Holmes is one of the best surgical oncologist I have consulted with. He is on the leading edge of research for finding the best way to treat breast cancer with the least amount of damage. He is very caring and takes the time to listen to you as a patient. He has a rare gift for diagnosing that sets him apart from other doctors in his field.
They are a great team.
Very good doctor . The best surgeon. He saved my life .
Dr Holmes is a caring professional who listens and takes the time to explain treatment.
Both he and his staff run an exceptional practice where the patient is the priority.
Would highly recommend
Mary Ann B.
Dr Holmes is top notch! He’s experienced, wise, caring and thorough. He’s busy, but well worth the wait! Highly recommend him.
I had the best experience with Dr. Holmes and Elba, whenever I needed an urgent appointment I was able to get the appointment right away and received the best care from Dr. Holmes. Him being very calm helped me to stay calm and not panic and trust him. I am thankful to God for bringing Dr. Holmes into my life for this journey. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Holmes to everyone.
Excellent care - my concerns were taken seriously. I felt heard and well taken care of.
Extremely professional and thorough.
I was very at easy with Dr Homes and his staff when dealing with a potentially scary situation. I’m truly grateful for their care.
Dr. Dennis Holmes is an exceptionally competent, brilliant, compassionate, caring oncologist/ breast surgeon, who ultimately offers the BEST & most promising outcome that encompasses the entire spectrum of a women’s health physically, mentally and emotionally. (Statistics documented in Japan show highest efficacy rates).
Cryoablation: Non - invasive procedure that supersedes [ALL standard protocols by-“NON advanced and NOT so privy breast specialist Dr.s”]
Dr. Holmes is a giant step ahead of the rest and offers the best options for women with early stage breast cancer.
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.
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.