Breast Cancer Surgeon located in Santa Monica, CA & Los Angeles, CA
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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.
First of all, if there was a way to give more than 5 stars I would. Although I am not the patient, I had the pleasure of meeting yesterday on behalf of my cousin Rose Alter who had her surgery. Dr. Holmes is so awesome and incredible. This world would be a better place if everyone would take a clue from him. Thank you Dr. Holmes for doing such a fantastic job with my cousin. You are a blessing to all who are in need of your services!
Dr. Dennis Holmes is an awesome doctor. No question left un answered. My initial visit was excellent. He explained everything in detail and his patience is evident the way he explained everything regarding my Diagnostics. Im in Good Hands with God's Grace.
Dr. Holmes is very warm and professional. He is very knowledgeable and wants the best for his patients.
Dr. Dennis Holmes is a great surgeon; caring & very professional. I have been under his care since I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, 2017. He is truly a marvelous person. My husband & I are both very happy with my care. Alba, Dr. Holmes' assistant, is also on top of every thing including scheduling & follow - up. Dr. Holmes & Alba make a wonderful team...My husband & I would highly recommend Dr. Holmes & his team...
Dr. Holmes was highly recommended by my primary care physician. I received excellent care from him and his team. He explained everything thoroughly, answered questions and has is extremely professional in his manner. He is knowledgeable and he is recommended.
Dr. Holmes is extremely professional and caring. He treats his patients with kindness. It's always a pleasure seeing him.
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.