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Amanda Ellington MD
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Amanda Ellington MD

(337) 494-4868
Primary Specialties
  • General Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Secondary Specialties
  • Breast Cancer
Affiliations
  • Memorial Medical Group
  • Practice Started
    2017

Primary Office

Address:
2770 3rd Avenue
Suite 120
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone:
(337) 494-4868
Web:
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Physician Bio

Dr. Ellington is board-certified in general surgery with a focus in surgical breast disease. A primary component of her surgical practice involves breast biopsies and tumor excisions of the breast. She is an active member of the Memorial Cancer Committee, a weekly meeting of Memorial's Cancer Services team that addresses cancer patients progress and treatment using a multi-specialty team approach.

In addition, she is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Isidore Cohn, Jr. – James D. Rivers Surgical Society and the John C. McDonald Surgical Society.

Education

College: Louisiana State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University Medical Center
Internship & Residency: Louisiana State University Medical Center

Other Specialties/Certifications

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Isidore Cohn, Jr. – James D. Rivers Surgical Society and the John C. McDonald Surgical Society.

Areas of Expertise

Breast disease surgery
Breast cancer surgery
Breast biopsy
Lumpectomy
General Surgery

Areas of Interest

Choosing a breast cancer surgeon is not an easy decision. You want someone who has experience in surgery for breast diseases, but also has the compassion and understanding of what it’s like from a woman’s perspective.

Surgical Breast Biopsy removes the abnormal finding or tumor plus some of the surrounding tissue and it is then sent to the pathology lab to determine if it is cancerous. A Magseed is inserted prior to breast surgery (smaller than a grain of rice) and placed into a tumor up to 30 days before the patient’s surgery. During surgery, a magnetic probe detects the Magseed guiding the surgeon to the tumor.

Breast-conserving lumpectomy removes the breast tumor and some of the normal tissue that surrounds it. The amount of tissue removed can vary greatly.

Accepted Health Plans

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