Breast Surgery in the East Valley

Serving Tempe, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Casa Grande & Florence

Breast surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the country. It is a common component of breast cancer treatment as well as for benign reasons. Our surgeons have many years of experience performing breast surgeries in Arizona. We maintain a thorough knowledge of the latest techniques and technologies available to perform a successful operation.

Contact Surgical Professionals at (480) 892-2456 to schedule a consultation to discuss your options for breast surgery in Arizona. We provide surgical services at many hospitals in the East Valley, including hospitals in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek.

Who Needs Breast Surgery?

Patients who are currently receiving treatment for breast cancer and many other health conditions can benefit from breast surgery. Breast surgery can remove cancerous tissue, restore the shape of the breast, and help determine whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes and other tissues. Other procedures are performed for benign reasons such as breast abscesses, benign masses, and other problems.

Surgery can accomplish the following:

  • Remove cancerous tissue
  • Remove scar tissue
  • Remove benign lesions if needed
  • Drain breast abscesses
  • Reshape the breast

Keep in mind that we do not do breast reconstruction or augmentation. We would be happy to refer you to a plastic surgeon for this.

Types of Breast Surgeries

Our surgical teams can perform a wide range of breast surgeries, including:

  • Breast biopsies (lumpectomies)
  • Breast removal with lymph node sampling for cancers
  • Breast scar revision
  • Portacath placement for chemotherapy medications if needed

If you are undergoing surgery for cancer, this is usually done as part of a collaborative effort with your oncologist as well. If reconstruction is desired either immediately after surgery or later, we may need to coordinate your surgery with a plastic surgeon, who would perform that portion of the procedure.

Risks of Breast Surgery

Our surgical team works to minimize the risks inherent in any surgical procedure. However, our teams cannot eliminate all risks, and patients should fully understand the risks prior to any operation.

Some of the risks associated with breast surgeries include but are not limited to:

  • Discomfort and pain at the incision site
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia, antibiotics, or other administered medications
  • Post-surgical infection
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots
  • Loss of nipple or breast sensation
  • Nerve injury that may be temporary or, in rare cases, permanent
  • Skin flap breakdown or necrosis
  • If extensive lymph node resection is needed, you may have problems with arm swelling that in rare cases can be severe

Prior to surgery, our team will thoroughly assess your health and identify risk factors that may result in complications. We encourage you to discuss your concerns with your surgeon and anesthesiologist before the procedure.

Recovering From Breast Surgery

Recovery from breast surgery depends on the type of surgery performed. For instance, recovery from a double mastectomy can take anywhere from four to six weeks. Conversely, recovery from a lumpectomy may take only a few days to a week.

Following the procedure, you will spend several hours in the post-op area recovering from the surgery. This allows the medical team to monitor your health as the anesthetic wears off. During this period, the medical team will monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital factors.

Schedule Breast Surgery in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and Surrounding Areas

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or require breast surgery for other reasons, our surgical professionals can provide you with the care and treatment you require. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our general surgeons. We have decades of combined experience and can help you determine which surgical procedure will provide the greatest benefit for your health.

Our goal is to help you achieve the best outcome. If we do not believe that surgery is in your best interests, we will not hesitate to tell you.

Contact Surgical Professionals at (480) 892-2456 for more information about the surgical services we offer in the East Valley, including Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and surrounding areas.

Please note that the above information is provided for general purposes only and may not apply to your specific situation. Our surgical capabilities may also be subject to change. Contact us to discuss your medical condition, determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual case, and confirm that we can address your procedure.

Breast Surgery Recovery FAQs

Will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?

Pain and discomfort are common after breast surgery, both immediately after and during the healing process. Generally, your pain will not be excessive.

Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications and recommend arm exercises to control and alleviate these problems and encourage a healthy recovery.

How much help will I need when I come home?

We recommend that someone stay with you for at least the first 24 hours after surgery.

Recovery from breast surgeries can take some time, and you’ll face a combination of fatigue and difficulty using the adjacent arm or arms. Immediately after returning home, you’ll probably want friends or family to handle household chores, cooking, child care, shopping, etc.

Trust your body and your surgeon’s instructions as you regain your strength, and don’t risk taking on more than you can manage too soon.

What precautions should I take as I recover?

Listen to your surgeon’s instructions, even if they seem a bit too restrictive.

Be alert to situations that could damage or open your sutures — that means putting yourself in situations in which you might fall or accidentally move quickly or intensely, bathing or showering immediately after surgery instead of using sponge baths, etc. Do not drive until you can engage in your normal range of motion without pain.

You’ll also want to keep up with any recommended exercises as instructed, even if they’re unpleasant, lest your body may heal incorrectly and potentially form scar tissue or become stiff.

When can I return to my normal routine and activities?

Recovery will vary based on the surgery performed and your body’s healing process.

While most patients will be back to normal activities in days to weeks, depending on whether they have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, others may suffer chronic fatigue or face a slower recovery in the months following their procedure.

Your general health before your procedure and recovery-inhibiting habits, such as smoking, can significantly affect recovery time — but it all depends on your unique situation. Smoking, in particular, can interfere with healing and, in some cases, can even cause a healing wound to fail. Consult your surgeon to determine a likely recovery timeline.

We normally want you to follow up in the office two weeks or so after surgery.

What Our Patients Have to Say

AMAZING! Dr. Ju is an awesome Dr he did an emergency surgery on me, he was so calm and professional. He made what could have been a horrible experience so easy. Thank you, Dr. Ju,
I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Ju, gallbladder removal & a small fatty tissue tumor in my lower back. Both we’re successful with no complications. Dr. Ju is not only highly skilled as a surgeon, but he is also very personal & compassionate.

John Maas /

March, 2020 Dr. Gray performed my thyroid cancer surgery. Everything went as he said it would. He is a very competent and gifted surgeon. I would highly recommend him as a surgeon.

Shirley LaRocca /

Really trust this Dr. Ju. I am glad I had him to do emergency surgery on me and to put things back to normal.

Robyn Kleinman /

July 7 2016 Dr. Grey took the time to answer all my questions even after I had left the office . I was referred to him after a failed attempt with another surgeon and so far I’m 14 hours post surgery and doing good . Thank you Jennifer for your efforts and Dr. Grey

Tiff in Phoenix, AZ /

What can I say Dr. Ju did my very first ever surgery, and wow he was amazing, I was scared out of my mind but he made me feel comfortable, I healed nicely and was no longer in pain. He is an amazing surgeon god definitely blessed his ability.

Agina Blaw /

Dr Gray did an excellent job twice when my father had hernias. One was an emergency situation, and the other was not. Both times, Dr Gray showed expertise in diagnosing the problem, performing the surgery, setting our expectations and follow through after the procedure. I definitely would recommend him for your surgical procedures.

Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

Dr. Ju saved my life. I had surgery back in 2010 (almost 10 years ago). He is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful concern for his patients. His staff were also very professional and caring during a very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Doctor Ju.

Rose Martin /

Had an inguinal hernia Dr Gray did a great job I strongly recommend his skills

Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

Dr Ju is amazing. It was my first surgery and I was scared. I came thru it no problems. Thank you!

Wendy Foody /

My entire experience with Doctor Gray was of the utmost professionalism courtesy kindness by all of his staff included. Doctor Gray was dynamic in his experience and his knowledge. In my experience I thought I was taken care very well which gave me a great level of confidence in my experience through this surgery.

Brett Barker /

This Doctor saved my life and I have nothing but admiration for him. Dr. Brian Ju was my surgeon for the removal of my gall bladder 2 weeks ago. He is the most phenomenal and adept surgeon I’ve ever experienced. He even coordinated with the anesthesiologists to ensure that the anesthesia had anti-nausea elements because of my history with nausea!

Sherri Smith /

I am not from the valley but was here to visit my son and his family. Dr. Gray and his staff were amazing in getting me in and actually scheduling my surgery the day after I had my first visit. The office staff – especially Alex is absolutely the BEST. Everyone is extremely efficient and at the same time – very caring. I can not thank Dr. Gray and his staff more! Very grateful and I wish I could package what you have going on and take it home with me! THANK YOU!!!!

Kathi in Pueblo, Colorado /

I was fortunate have Dr. Ju for two surgeries. He was an excellent surgeon for one, and his bed side manor was outstanding. I felt very confident with Dr. Ju and his staff. If I were to have any procedures or surgeries done in the future, I would schedule them with Dr. Ju and the excellent staff at Surgical Professionals Inc. Thank you again to a wonderful professional staff.

Robert Reindl /


Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

10 years ago, gall bladder, now hernia repair. I specifically went back to him because of his bedside manner and professionalism. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a positive experience.

Jeff Hals /

Excellent bedside manner and surgical skill. Would definitely recommend him!

Karen Garcia /