Breast Surgeon Hilary Shapiro-Wright, DO Earns Hidden Scar® Certification

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Hilary Shapiro-Wright, DO of Mercy Health – Breast Surgery, Kenwood has earned certification as a Hidden Scar® certified breast surgeon. She joins Jacquelyn Palmer, MD of Mercy Health – Breast Surgery, Fairfield as a Hidden Scar certified breast surgeon.


Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is an advanced approach to treating breast cancer while optimizing cosmetic results. Hidden Scar surgeries benefit breast cancer patients by sparing the nipple, areola and surrounding tissue to preserve a natural-looking breast.


With Dr. Shapiro-Wright’s certification, Mercy Health has the most Hidden Scar certified surgical breast oncologists in Greater Cincinnati, underscoring its commitment to caring for patients in mind, body and spirit.


“The hallmark of Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is the removal of cancerous tissue through a single incision made in a hidden area,” says Dr. Shapiro-Wright, a fellowship-trained, board-certified surgical breast oncologist. “This preserves the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. Scars have a significant impact on breast cancer survivors and can affect their body image, intimacy, confidence and mental health. Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery helps patients move on from their breast cancer diagnosis with little visible reminder of their surgery.”


Patients who have Hidden Scar surgery are at no higher risk of their cancer recurring than patients who undergo any other type of breast cancer surgery technique.


Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery may be appropriate for a wide range of breast cancer patients undergoing nipple-sparing mastectomy or breast-conserving (lumpectomy) procedures. Tumor size and location, breast shape and size and a patient’s ability to undergo risks associated with surgery determine if a woman qualifies for Hidden Scar surgery.


To learn more about this new, minimally-invasive technique for breast cancer surgery, call 513-924-8535.