Welcome. I’m Dr Cindy Mak.
Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions you can make.
If you are browsing this site, chances are that you (or a relative or friend) are looking for the opinion of a specialist breast surgeon or breast physician.
I understand what a difficult time this may be, and this website is here to give you all of the crucial information you need about how I can help, my services and other general information such as how to find us.
What is a breast surgeon?
Surgery for breast disease in New South Wales may be performed by any general surgeon, but some surgeons like myself, choose to specialise only in breast surgery.
Being a specialist in this area means I am able to keep up-to-date with the latest advances and research in this area and provide you with the best possible care. While I prioritise cosmesis in my surgery, my goal is first and foremost the health of the patient. I do not perform cosmetic surgery.
What is a breast physician?
A breast physician is a GP who has completed a rigorous training program subspecializing in breast disease. They are adept at interpretation of breast imaging, some biopsies, and managing the follow up of breast cancer patients, high risk patients or patients with difficult benign disease. They do not perform surgery. Dr Charon Western is a breast physician who works with me to ensure that our patients get seen in a timely manner and to manage problems that require long term follow up, but not necessarily surgery.