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Hidden Scar Breast Surgery

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Bay Area Regional is the first and only hospital in Texas to be recognized as a Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery – an approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis. Certified surgeons, Dr. Garrett Peel and Dr. Angela Lewis Traylor are expanding options for women in the Houston area with a procedure that effectively treats the cancer while optimizing cosmetic results.  

What is Hidden Scar Surgery?

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer. At Bay Area Regional, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most advanced surgical options in breast cancer surgery. Our surgeons are trained in advanced surgical techniques, and together, our goal is to give you the best surgical treatment and experience.

Breast cancer can be surgically removed with a mastectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove all of your breast tissue) or a lumpectomy procedure (your surgeon will remove only part of your breast tissue). With a Hidden Scar Approach, our surgeons place your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals. As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.

The Hidden Scar approach can be performed for a nipple sparing mastectomy or a lumpectomy procedure. Patients who undergo the Hidden Scar approach do not have a higher risk of cancer recurrence than patients who undergo any other type of technique1.

You may qualify for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery based on the size and location of your tumor, your breast shape, and your breast size.

woman's breast and areas for incisions



Find a physician


Garrett Peel, MD, MHS, FACS

250 Blossom St., Suite 150 
Webster, TX 77598
Phone 281.724.9423


Angela Lewis-Traylor, MD, FACS

250 Blossom St., Suite 150 
Webster, TX 77598
Phone 281.724.9423


  1. Sacchini V., Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy for Breast Cancer and Risk Reduction: Oncologic or Technical Problem?  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2006; 203(5) 5: 704-714.