Dr. Thomas J. Kearney, MD

Dr. Thomas J. Kearney, MD

General Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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CINJ's Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center provides comprehensive care for people with breast cancer. Breast imaging is provided at University Radiology at RWJUH, the flagship hospital of CINJ. CINJ's compassionate breast cancer care team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast radiologists, nurse practitioners, plastic and reconstructive surgeons and a variety of support service members.Read more

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Dr. Kearney Says:

I appreciate the feedback patients provide on the Healthgrades site. Due to the nature of consultations for breast cancer, some patients require more time to have all their questions answered. Sometimes this leads to the next appointment starting later then expected. Hopefully, patients understand this and will be comforted by knowing that they will have all their questions answered as well if needed.

in Fords NJ |
Dr.Kearney is professional and experienced and he was wonderful with me and my family. He is honest and sincere. Could not ask for better.
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Dr. Kearney's Care Philosophy

CINJ's Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center provides comprehensive care for people with breast cancer. Breast imaging is provided at University Radiology at RWJUH, the flagship hospital of CINJ. CINJ's compassionate breast cancer care team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast radiologists, nurse practitioners, plastic and reconstructive surgeons and a variety of support service members.

Dr. Kearney says...

As a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist at the Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, I guide patients in choosing appropriate surgical options for breast cancer treatment.  As part of the multi-disciplinary team, I work closely with my colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology and reconstructive surgery (when needed) to help patients select appropriate additional therapies. I am also available to help patients evaluate breast concerns such as lumps and abnormal mammograms.

Radical surgery is much less common today. Most patients can avoid mastectomy safely. For those patients for whom mastectomy is the only safe choice, a number of advances in breast reconstruction, including nipple sparing mastectomy surgery, have allowed patients to more fully recover from their surgery with their body image intact. Frequently, breast biopsies can be performed without invasive surgery, a major step forward in patient comfort and convenience.

Dr. Kearney says...

Breast cancer; ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS); sentinel node mapping for breast cancer; minimally invasive breast biopsy; skin sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction; breast cancer clinical trials; partial breast radiation; and nipple-areolar sparing mastectomy.

Dr. Kearney says...

I appreciate the feedback patients provide on the Healthgrades site. Due to the nature of consultations for breast cancer, some patients require more time to have all their questions answered. Sometimes this leads to the next appointment starting later then expected. Hopefully, patients understand this and will be comforted by knowing that they will have all their questions answered as well if needed.

Dr. Kearney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Tumor
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Myeloma
  • Urinary Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Southern California School Of Med

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Med Ctr

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Chicago Pritzker School Med

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Georgetown University

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Oncoplastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Treatment
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

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