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Charusheela Andaz, MD

Associate Director, Breast Surgery

Specialties

Breast Cancer Care, Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Languages

English, Urdu

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About Me

Dr. Charusheela Andaz is the Associate Director of the Breast Surgery Division at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Andaz received her medical training at Grant Medical College. She is board-certified in Surgery, and is an integral part of the dedicated Maimonides Breast Surgery team. Dr. Charusheela Andaz is currently involved in several research projects, and is a recent recipient of a grant from the Maimonides Research Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Andaz special interests focus on the advances in surgical procedures available for breast cancer patients, including combining techniques in breast conservation surgery with radiation therapy and immediate reconstruction. She is also interested in a recent innovation, the sentinel node biopsy, which avoids axillary node dissection in suitable patients. If the sentinel nodes show no evidence of cancer, then the patients can be spared having an axillary node dissection, minimizing the side effects of breast surgery. Dr. Andaz is an advocate of breast conservation surgery, and established a special surveillance breast program in which women with increased risk of breast cancer due to family history or other factors are identified and monitored. She has been the recipient of many honors throughout her career, such as winner of First and Second Prize for Scientific Exhibit from the Nassau Surgical Society, and First Prize for Scientific Exhibit from the Radiology Association of North America.

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Cancer Care
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disease
  • High Risk Breast Disease

Treatments

  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surveillance Breast Program

Education

Medical Degree

Grant Medical College

Internship

Maimonides Medical Center

Residency

Maimonides Medical Center

Fellowship

Board

Surgery

Insurance

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity
  • CCM Centerlight Health
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • Emblem GHI PPO
  • Emblem HIP HMO
  • Empire BCBS
  • Empire BCBS/HealthPlus
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana Tricare
  • Local 1199
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Freedom/Liberty
  • UHC Community
  • United Healthcare
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare