What we do

Just because you are seeing a breast surgeon, it doesn’t mean you will have an operation. You may be coming for an examination, decision on whether you need a biopsy or further imaging, or merely a discussion about what you should do to ensure your breast health for the future.

Services offered include:

  • Comprehensive breast examinations
  • Examination and assessment of breast lumps
  • Information regarding familial (genetic) risk of breast cancer
  • Cancer surgery, including:
    • Breast Conserving Surgery using oncoplastic techniques to achieve the best possible cosmetic outcome
    • Mastectomy
    • Sentinel Node Biopsy and Frozen Section
    • Axillary Clearance
    • Some breast reconstructive options
  • On site ultrasound +/- needle biopsy of suitable lesions
  • Patient Information Leaflets written by Dr Mak to explain
    • Common breast conditions
    • Risk and complications of common breast procedures/operations

HIC Online services mean we can process your medicare rebate for you on the spot.

Services not offered:

Cindy is not a plastic surgeon. She does not perform breast augmentation/reduction surgery or reconstructive surgery for patients without breast disease.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is now admitting inpatients for surgery. Public and private patients can be admitted there for breast surgery.

Patients that would previously have been admitted to RPA Hospital will now receive surgery there. This facility is a new cancer centre, directly across the road from RPA Hospital.

Patients will have single rooms, with lovely views, and their own bathrooms. Dr Mak will continue to consult at her Newtown rooms on Carillon Avenue, just a short walk from Lifehouse.

The Multidiscplinary Approach To Breast Cancer

Cindy is part of a multidiscplinary team of skilled healthcare professionals at the Mater and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

The multidisciplinary approach has been shown in international research to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients. Cindy works with a team of health care professionals which include other surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, geneticists and breast care nurses to discuss your case.

We consider your individual needs, health issues and the pathology of your breast cancer to develop treatment plans that would best suit you and improve your outcome. These plans are discussed with you and you will then be referred to the appropriate specialists for further discussion and treatment.

You are never obligated to follow the treatment plan suggested by the multidisciplinary team, but it is certainly worthwhile taking into account the advice of a large body of experience. The multidisciplinary approach ensures that internationally accepted standards of ‘Best Practice’ are met.