Dr. Theodore Lygas, MD

Dr. Theodore Lygas, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Theodore Lygas, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Brick, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers Med Sch and specializes in breast surgical oncology, surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

459 Jack Martin Blvd Ste 5A

Brick, NJ 08724

Contact Information

(732) 458-4600

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Lygas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lygas "Over the years of private practice, Dr. Lygas has served as instructor to residents in surgery and to medical students, as well as giving lectures to physicians and civic groups on breast diseases and breast cancer. Dr. Lygas has also received a program director's award for outstanding instructor in breast diseases and surgery to Resident Doctors at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Lygas serves as a reviewer and evaluator for physicians seeking certification in breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound guided needle biopsies. He is a member of the Speaker's Bureau of Myriad Genetics on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lygas "Each patient receives personal compassionate care utilizing the most current research and treatment standard. Each patient receives individual personal care, not a number as in large impersonal institutions"

3  Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma

24  Procedures

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Breast
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Duquesne University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rutgers Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Hahnemann Univ Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hahnemann Univ Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp & Univ
    Other Education | Completed
  • National Cancer Institute
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lygas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lygas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lygas to family and friends
24 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lygas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Lygas Says:

 All  staff and management are hired to accommodate the expectations of todays patients.


Patient Comments (7)

My mammo came back abnormal, so the first thing my doctor did was send me to Dr Lygas for a consult. He was able to do a biopsy on my first visit, and had the results back in a day or two. Luckily it was not cancerous, but it was so nice to have an answer so quickly. Scary wondering if it is cancer...more
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Cured me of my breast cancer, I could never be more grateful. So happy my doctor told me to see him! LOVE YOU DR L
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I have been a patient of Dr. Lygas for over 25 years. He has performed 4 surgeries for me and I cannot say enough wonderful things about him and his staff....professional, educated and compassionate. He and his staff are caring and accommodating from the moment you walk through their door. He is...more
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Yay! Had a breast biopsy with Dr Lygas and it came back negative! Thank you Dr for the great experience!
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He came highly recommended by my OBGYN. Great care, I can see why.
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