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Leslie Memsic MD, FACS is an oncologic surgeon with over 25 years of experience; she pioneered the nipple-sparing mastectomy, and a nerve-sparing axillary lymph node biopsy method which decreases the risk of nerve pain and numbness. She is widely loved and adored by her patients and their families.
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Awards & Recognition
Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2015)
Vitals - Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013 - 2015)
Vitals - Top 10 Doctor - CA (2014)
Vitals - On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014 - 2015)
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Psychobiology, University of California - Los Angeles
Medical: MD, University of California at San Diego
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: General Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles
Liver Transplantation, University of California at Los Angeles
Surgical Oncology and Immunology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Treatments offered at Bedford Breast Center
Most popular answers from Leslie Memsic, MD, FACS
Congratulations on revising your reconstruction. Every woman should look the way they are the most comfortable. With your height, I agree you should... READ MORE
Benign tumors (masses) do not turn into cancers. However, occasionally, a mass which is presumed to be a benign tumor before biopsy or removal and... READ MORE
I am sorry for your xyphoid mass. I recommend one remove any mass that grow or becomes uncomfortable.. Most soft tissue masses are benign lipomas... READ MORE
I am sorry you are having issues after your lipoma surgery. It is normal for a surgical site to swell after surgery. Some lipomas are so large that... READ MORE
I am sorry you are having such pain. Most lipomas (fatty masses) are painless, but some can cause pain. Most but not all lipomas are demonstrated on... READ MORE
I am so sorry you are having pain so long after mastectomy. Physical therapy and/or acupuncture may help. Your MRI results sound pretty typical of... READ MORE
I am so sorry to hear of your post mastectomy/treatment pain. The combination of surgery and radiation may worsen pain and seroma from either alone,... READ MORE
Hi. A large seroma can be drained prior to radiation therapy but it is not necessary. I generally recommend radiation therapy be postponed (as long as... READ MORE
I have had a mastectomy with two lymph nodes removed. Is there anything I can do to slow fluid output?
I am so sorry you are having a seoma issue. This happens sometimes after surgery. Every doctor handles it differently depending upon their experience.... READ MORE
Woke up this morning with red swollen warm to touch sore right breast implant after mastectomy (2 years post surgery)?
I am sure you are treated by now but for others with similar symptoms, please seek consultation immediately if you experience pain, redness with or... READ MORE
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