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LSU Health Recognized as 1st Hidden Scar Center in New Orleans

LSU Health New Orleans has become the first Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery Center in New Orleans. Dr. Adam Riker, Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is one of the few Louisiana surgeons trained in the Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery technique. This advanced approach to breast cancer surgery hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis.

Through this technique, surgeons can remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in an inconspicuous area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. The Center will give more women access to transformative options.

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“Patients who undergo this approach experience optimal clinical and cosmetic outcomes and are at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other surgical technique,” notes Riker.

Performing breast cancer surgery through a smaller incision requires consistent illumination throughout the surgical cavity, so surgeons can clearly see and remove the tumor. Invuity’s Intelligent Photonics™ technology, which Dr. Riker uses, improves visibility during procedures such as lumpectomy and nipple sparing mastectomy.

Dr Adam Riker
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 246,660 US women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, including 3,400 women in Louisiana. Many women are unaware of all the surgical options available, including minimally invasive approaches that can help restore their self-image and allow them to begin the emotional healing process.
Dr. Riker performs Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery at University Medical Center and Touro Infirmary. To learn more about the technique, visit To schedule a consult, call 504-702-3725.