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Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski

Medical Director

Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center

Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center

Background Information

Employment History

Medical Director
Breast Institute at the JFK Medical Center

Medical Director
South Shore Hospital Breast Care Center

Staff Surgeon
Palms West Hospital

Staff Surgeon
Faulkner Hospital Brigham & Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Instructor
Harvard Medical School


American College of Surgeons

Affiliations

Founder
Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center

Volunteer Assistant Professor
University of Miami ( FL ) Miller School of Medicine

Founder
South Shore Hospital Breast Care Center

Education

MD

Temple University School of Medicine

BA

Yale University

Web References (16 Total References)


Having to undergo a second lumpectomy ...

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Having to undergo a second lumpectomy - something that happens in approximately 20 percent of lumpectomy cases - adds to a patient's mental strain, according to breast surgeon Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, medical director of the Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis.

Dr. Lesnikoski explains "This technology is fantastic.


Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, ...

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Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD

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Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD
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About Beth-Ann Lesnikoski
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Dr Lesnikoski is the Medical Director of the Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center, in Atlantis Florida. She attended Yale University for her BA in Architecture, and then Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery training at New England Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Service and went on to a specialized Fellowship in Diseases of the Breast at the Faulkner BreastCare Center in Boston in 1996. She was an Attending Breast Surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from 1996-2001, and then moved to Brigham and Women's Hospital, Faulkner Hospital & Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston between 2001-2011. She founded the South Shore Hospital Breast Care Center in 2001, and was Medical Director there through 2008.
Dr Lesnikoski is invited to speak around the U.S. because of her experience in developing interdisciplinary breast and cancer programs at multiple institutions throughout her career. In 2009, she founded The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center, the only breast program in Florida recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) as a Certified Quality Breast Center. The Breast Institute was accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) in 2010. Dr Lesnikoski became a surveyor for NAPBC in 2011.
Dr Lesnikoski specializes in oncoplastic breast surgery and innovative approaches to breast cancer treatment. She is a Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is passionate about educating both patients and physicians in the most up to date approaches to breast care. In 2012, she was honored by Project Access of the Palm Beach Medical Society, for her outreach work to the underserved community.


American College of Surgeons: NAPBC Surveyor Profiles

www.napbc-breast.org, 8 Mar 2014 [cached]

Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD, FACS

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Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD, FACS
Dr. Lesnikoski is a general surgeon, who received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, and completed her internship in General Surgery at the Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA. She went on to complete her surgical residency at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA, and at the Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Service, where she undertook her chief residency. Dr. Lesnikoski completed a fellowship in diseases of the breast at the Faulkner Breast Centre, Faulkner Hospital in Boston, MA.
Dr. Lesnikoski is a volunteer assistant professor at the University of Miami (FL) Miller School of Medicine, a lecturer for the Florida Atlantic University Medical School, and holds an academic appointment as instructor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to serving as medical director of the Breast Institute at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL, she is a staff surgeon at the Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, FL, as well as Faulkner Hospital Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, all located in Boston. She enjoys bicycling, gardening, and traveling when time permits.


Having to undergo a second lumpectomy ...

www.palmbeachdailynews.com, 5 April 2015 [cached]

Having to undergo a second lumpectomy - something that happens in 20 percent of lumpectomy cases - adds to a patient's mental strain, according to breast surgeon Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, medical director of the Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis.

"The additional surgery is very minor, but it's an additional surgery. And it's more time the patient feels that she might have cancer in her body," she said.
Lesnikoski began using the device a month ago and has used it during 10 lumpectomies.
The device's analysis of a tumor's edges (or margins) is complete in about five minutes. When an alert indicates cancer may be present at a tumor's edges, the surgeon will, most often, remove more tissue at the corresponding spot in the body, according to Lesnikoski. That prevents the need for a second surgery in many cases, she said. The surgeon said she has ignored the device's alert only once, because she knew from years of experience that a particular mass highlighted by the device was not cancer.
She said she's "very impressed" with the device. "It's fantastic.
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Using radio waves, the device scans removed breast tissue from all angles to determine whether cancer remains at any of its margins, Lesnikoski said. The waves pass through normal breast tissue at a different rate than they do cancerous tissue, she explained.
The diagnostic imaging device, approved by the FDA in 2013, produces a different sound when cancer is detected than it does when tissue margins appear free of cancer, she said. MarginProbe also activates a blue light for a negative (clear) reading and a red light for a positive one.
"If it comes back positive, the circulating nurse can make a notation that very precisely tells you where to take more tissue," Lesnikoski said.
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Younger women and women on hormone replacement therapy tend to have denser tissue, Lesnikoski said.
The JFK physician said women in those categories should consider whole-breast ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging or molecular breast imaging (which use a radioactive tracer) when scheduling screenings. Effective screening is critical to reducing deaths caused by breast cancer, she said.
With most women, the standard mammogram - a low-dose X-ray scan - can identify tumors too small to detect by hand, as well as tiny deposits of calcium that could signal the presence of cancer. The United States Preventive Task Force recommends that women ages 50 to 74 get a mammogram every two years. Women with a family history of breast cancer might want to consider starting mammograms earlier.
"It's not perfect, but it's the best tool we have," Lesnikoski said.


Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD, ...

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Dr. Beth-Ann Lesnikoski, MD, FACS is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Woman of the Year

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Beth-Ann Lesnikoski , MD, FACS is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Woman of the Year in the field of Healthcare as a result of her role as Medical Director with The Breast Institute at JFK Medical Center.
Dr. Lesnikoski is a Harvard trained surgeon who completed a specialized breast fellowship. She moved to Palm Beach County after practicing at such prestigious institutions as Dana Farber Cancer Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital between 1996 and 2011.  She specializes in oncoplastic breast surgery and innovative approaches to breast cancer treatment.
Dr. Lesnikoski completed an Internship with Deaconess/Harvard Surgical Service in Boston, Massachusetts and served as a Clinical Fellow in Diseases of the Breast at Faulkner Breast Center, Faulkner Hospital. Furthermore, she completed a Research Fellowship in Surgical Research and Transplantation Immunology at Sandoz Center for Immunobiology, also in Boston.
Dr. Lesnikoski earned her MD at Temple University School of Medicine located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition, she holds a BA from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is currently a member of the Yale Alumni Association; American Cancer Society; American College of Surgeons; as well as a Fellow of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
As a result of her dedication and professionalism within the field of Healthcare, Dr. Lesnikoski has been named as one of Castle Connolly Top Doctors in 2012 and 2013, given to physicians who are among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty. She was a member of the Brigham & Women's/Faulkner Hospital/Harvard Business School Physician Leadership Program from 2008-2009. She received the Curtis Prout Fellowship in Medical Education in 2007.
Dr. Lesnikoski has been honored by the Palm Beach County Medical Society as Project Access Surgical Physician of the Year in 2012, for her outreach work to the underserved community. She also facilitated the opening of the first Palm Beach County site for the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program for low income women.
Dr. Lesnikoski has a strong interest and expertise in quality and innovation in healthcare. She is invited to speak around the U.S. because of her experience in developing interdisciplinary breast and cancer programs throughout her career. She has been a surveyor for the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers since 2010.

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