Breast Cancer Award“We are a group of experienced and highly trained cancer surgeons whose focus is to provide you with the best quality and state of the art cancer treatment in a caring and compassionate manner.”


Know Your Risks

Know Your Risk

Preventing breast cancer begins by knowing your risk. Use your personal and family history to determine your risk, so that you can get a tailored screening program. Screening saves lives.

IntraOperative Radiation

IntraOperative Radiation

Lumpectomy for breast cancer has always been accompanied by 6 ½ weeks of whole radiation treatment-until now. We have pioneered the promising new technology of one-dose radiotherapy given during surgery while under anesthesia.

Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

For those women with a very high risk of breast cancer from a strong family history of breast cancer or those who have a BRCA 1/2 mutation, breast cancer is no longer inevitable. Risk-reducing surgery to remove breast tissue while preserving the nipple in a one-step reconstruction is now available.

Ashikari Breast Center Blog

Ashikari Breast Center Blog

In no other field than breast cancer treatment, have significant advances been made more quickly. Stay on top of breast and women’s health news with our blog.

Meet our team

Dr. Melita Charles, M.D., FACS

Fellowship trained in Cancer Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute after General Surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Andrew Ashikari, M.D., FACS

Fellowship trained in Cancer Surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals after General Surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Pond Kelemen, M.D., FACS

Fellowship trained in Cancer Surgery at The John Wayne Cancer Center after General Surgery residency at The University of Chicago Hospitals.