UI Hospitals and Clinics

Breast Health

Known for its multidisciplinary expertise in the area of breast cancer—both male and female—UI Breast Health also offers diagnosis and treatment for other breast conditions.

At UI Hospitals and Clinics, breast health care means access to leading-edge therapies and state-of-the-art technology led by radiologists, skilled surgeons, cancer specialists with the nationally ranked Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, nurse specialists and a team of supporting health professionals.

UI Breast Health is part of our Women's Health Center, where our woman-focused health care team provides comfortable, compassionate care that includes access to advanced medical and technical expertise.

Breast Care

Our Breast Care Clinic is an ideal place to come for your annual screening. Using the latest technology, we offer high quality mammograms for screening and diagnosis. We see patients for breast conditions that include:

  • Benign tumors
  • Severe pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Fibrocystic disease
  • Redness
  • Swelling of the breast

Breast Cancer

The breast cancer experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center use the latest cancer diagnosis methods and treatments to help improve the odds for your cancer survival.

For more information on our breast cancer services, please visit our Breast Cancer Clinic.

Breast Imaging

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence offers a comprehensive evaluation of patients with breast diseases and symptoms using the most advanced technologies and techniques.

For more information on 3D mammography, please visit our 3D Mammography Clinic.

Breast Surgery

At the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, we have a large team of surgeons dedicated solely to breast surgery. The surgeons in the Breast Surgery Clinic work closely with all other members of the Breast Cancer team.

Plastic Surgery

The skilled professionals in our Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Services work with patients to provide a number of services, including:

  • Breast augmentations
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction surgery
  • Male breast reduction
  • Breast reconstruction after cancer

Mastectomy Boutique

Décolletage Perfect Fit Boutique serves a variety of women who need custom bras, mastectomy bras, external breast prostheses, and cancer treatment apparel.

Why Choose Us?

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the only medical center in Iowa to offer a full range of breast care services provided by people who are conducting cutting-edge research into various aspects of breast health, including breast cancer, breast imaging and therapies to treat breast diseases and conditions.

  • We are the first hospital in Iowa to offer digital mammography.
  • We are the first hospital in the United States to perform digital breast tomosynthesis imaging, which allows physicians to "page through" the interior of the breast without the superimposition of the other tissues.
  • American College of Radiology: This nationwide association of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians accredited the hospital as a "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence." (2010-Present)

Academic Departments that Provide Breast Health Care

Health Library

UI Health Care, in a partnership with ADAM Multimedia Encyclopedia, offers you these select topics on Breast Health:

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