Dr. Darlene Miltenburg, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Darlene Miltenburg, MD
Darlene Miltenburg, MD, FRCSC, FACS Dr. Darlene M. Miltenburg is breast surgeon. For 20 years she has cared for and operated on thousands of patients with breast cancer with outstanding results. She also treats benign breast disorders including masses, lumps, knots, pain, itching, and nipple discharge. She provides second opinions for mammograms and breast ultrasounds. Dr. Miltenburg has a special interest in patients with nipple discharge and has mastered the technique of ductoscopy, where a tiny telescope is used to detect abnormal growths in the milk ducts. Dr. Miltenburg graduated Mc Master University School of Medicine in Canada in 1989. She completed a Rotating Internship in Toronto, a 5 year general surgery residency, and 1 year Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Miltenburg has specialized in Breast Oncology Surgery for 15 years. She teaches breast surgery to medical students and residents. She is active in breast cancer research and has published extensively in peer review journals. Dr. Miltenburg founded the Breast Health Institute of Houston and works closely with a network of well-respected physicians from other disciplines to formulate individualized, comprehensive care plans for each of her patients. Dr. Miltenburg is affiliated with The Woman's Hospital of Texas, Houston Methodist Hospital, Providence Hospital of North Houston, Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston, Altus Baytown Hospital and CHI-St. Luke's Hospital. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada American College of Surgeons American Society of Breast Surgeons AWARDS & ACCOLADES Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, checks, and major credit cards. INSURANCES ACCEPTED BCBS Aetna Cigna UnitedHealthcare OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

7400 Fannin St Ste 700

Houston, TX 77054

Contact Information

(713) 795-0161

Dr. Darlene Miltenburg, MD

Dr. Darlene Miltenburg, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

The Breast Health Institute of Houston was founded by Dr. Miltenburg in June 2016. It is a private surgical practice dedicated exclusively to the care of patients with malignant and benign beast disorders.

The Institute is based on Dr. Miltenburg's inherent characteristics and cannot be changed:  The need to do the right thing is every situation, every time and an unbearable compassion for the suffering of mankind.

We believe that true healing can only take place when a patient has bonded to her caregiver in a comfortable environment.

We celebrate the uniqueness of every person and recognize that a disease process affects everyone differently. We use knowledge and experience, radiology and pathology, and evidence-based medicine to make accurate diagnoses and formulate individualized treatment plans for every patient in a timely fashion.

We work closely with the best specialists in the city and hand-select a team for each patient.

Our patients are our family and we follow them for life.

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Dr. Miltenburg's Experience

Dr. Miltenburg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Conditions Treated

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Axillary Lymphadenopathy
  • BRCA1 Gene Mutation Carrier
  • BRCA2 Gene Mutation Carrier
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Extra Nipples
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymph Node Neoplasm
  • Lymphadenitis
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Conditions
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Supernumerary Nipple


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  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • McMaster University, B.S.,
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • McMaster University, School Of Medicine-M.D.
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Rotating Internship-University Of Toronto
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • General Surgery-University Of Manitoba
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baylor College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Miltenburg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Miltenburg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Miltenburg to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Miltenburg's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Missouri City, TX |
Dr. Miltenburg is the best in her field. She knows how to put patient's and patient's family at ease. She is a "Godsend" for my wife and my family. The way she talks to you and explains is very refreshing.
in Houston, TX |
Just saw her yesterday and I couldn't be more impressed. Her office was very comfortable and clean and her office person was very kind, friendly and thorough. It was easy to get an appointment and she took a great deal of time listening to my concerns, helping to ease my fears and even gave me referrals to other doctors (primary care, gynecologist, mammogram 3-d imaging facility) who are closer to my area. 5 Stars all the way! It's still true: Canadians are the friendliest people on earth!
in Houston, TX |
I trust my first Impression on Dr. Miltenburg, and I was totally right! She stood by my side, not only as a doctor, but also as a person who had children. She has a respectable personality, which gave me a relief. I am lucky to see Dr. Miltenburg! Also, I am thankful to her team, Veronica, Naomi and Aminata who encouraged me every time I saw and called them. They tried to remove my anxiety, too. I highly recommend Dr. Miltenburg and her team to everyone who is scared of breast cancer.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Miltenburg is a compassionate, highly qualified and experienced breast surgeon. She spends time with patients, making sure each understands their conditions and the best approaches to planning surgical interventions they need. She has an extensive network of collaborative, expert physician specialists with whom she consults to ensure a wholistic approach to healing is undertaken. Follow-up care is excellent.
in Houston, TX |
Compassionate, conscientious, truly cares about you and knows her stuff. One of the best doctors I've ever had. She explains everything and makes sure you understand. Takes as much time with you as you need. She is an amazing doctor and her reputation among her peers is stellar. She is one in a million, the best.
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Dr. Miltenburg accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Aexcel
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HealthFund CDHP
    Aetna HealthFund HDHP
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna NAP
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Basic HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 2500 PD EPO
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD OAMC POS
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD POS
    Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD PPO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Health Network Option Plan HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD HMO
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD OAMC POS
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD POS
    Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD PPO
    Bronze - Advantage Plus 5500 PD Banner Health Network POS
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 3000 PD EPO
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD HMO
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD OAMC POS
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD POS
    Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD PPO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Connection PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Care Network Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas HMO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial EPO
    Commercial HMO
    Commercial PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Bronze Copay Select
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Miltenburg has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
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Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery
5445 La Branch St
Houston, TX 77004
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The Womans Hospital of Texas
7600 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77054
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