Jo Pollack, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Welcome to our office where you will find a warm and friendly environment.
Patients are comforted by the Asian decor, soothing music and exemplary staff that sets us apart from the standard physician's office.
Dr. Pollack also offers a support group and 24 hour availability of a surgical nurse to assist and reassure patients.
About JP Surgical Associates
Dr. Jo Pollack is a general surgeon in private practice, dedicated to the care and well-being of women with breast disease. The treatment of breast disease is sometimes a very private issue with patients and often a very emotional one when the diagnosis is cancer. Dr. Pollack insists on seeing patients within one to two days after a report of an abnormal finding on mammogram or ultrasound. If the abnormalities on exam are suspicious, biopsies are performed as soon as possible, often in the same day as the office visit. Surgeries and procedures are also treated as priorities and scheduled within days if the patient desires. Dr. Pollack is a firm believer in early detection, early treatment, early cure.
Diagnosis of breast disease starts with a history and physical exam of the breasts. Mammograms and ultrasounds are excellent diagnostic tools which go beyond what can be detected by experienced hands. Dr. Pollack personally reviews patients' diagnostic images at the time of the their exam to assist in forming a preliminary diagnosis. These procedures can be performed with small hollow needles under local anesthetic using ultrasonography, mammography, or MRI for precise guidance. With the newest techniques, extremely small areas can be detected and accurately sampled with minimal discomfort.
If you are diagnosed with benign disease of the breast, treatment options and follow up recommendations will be discussed in detail. Dr. Pollack encourages questions from patients and will take the time to educate them and address any concerns. Patients will be notified by mail for their follow up images and exam.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, Dr. Pollack and her staff will assist you through your journey. All options will be presented and Dr. Pollack and her staff will be there for you throughout the decision-making process and road to recovery.