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Chief Breast Surgeon Talks Women’s Health with Staten Island Lawyers

March 7, 2019 – Nipple sparing mastectomies, lumpectomy, oncoplastic breast surgery. Terms that can confuse and in some cases intimidate women seeking medical help. To help women better understand these treatments and their benefits, Richmond University Medical Center’s Chief Breast Surgeon Tihesha Wilson, M.D., FACS was the featured speaker at the Staten Island Women’s Bar Association (SIWBA)’s annual Wine and Dine event on February 27th.

Over 40 women, including New York City Council Member Deborah Rose and public administrator Edwina Martin, learned about the latest advances in breast care, many of which are offered at the hospital’s Breast and Women’s Center, located at 1161 Victory Boulevard in Sunnyside. Dr. Wilson, discussed the risk factors for breast cancer, especially those women can control such as obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and lack of exercise. She then spent over a half hour speaking to attendees and answering questions, many seeking advice for their own personal health.

Dr. Wilson is an experienced oncoplastic breast surgeon, who has practiced for more than 10 years. After receiving her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Wilson completed her general surgery internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY. She then went on pursue both an advanced laparoscopic surgery fellowship and a breast surgical oncology fellowship. She joined Richmond University Medical Center last summer and is director of the hospital’s state-of-the-art $6 million Breast and Women’s Center, which just last month began offering a full range of imaging and diagnostic mammography services under the same roof.

SIWBA is a chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, which was formed in 1980 to promote the advancement of women in society and of women in the legal profession.

To schedule a mammogram at the Breast and Women’s Center, call 718-818-1161. To find out more about the services at the center visit