Diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases
Needle breast biopsy
Open breast biopsy
Conservative breast surgery
Marking of breast lesions
Surgical treatment of breast cancer
Nipple discharge treatment
“The good doctor must treat the disease, but the great doctor treats the patient who has the disease”
Dr. Sergio Ralón Carranza is a surgery specialist in breast diseases who graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Showing exceptional ability during his preparation stage, he became chief resident at the General Hospital after 5 years of surgical training. As a consequence of this, he obtained a scholarship, which allowed him to travel to the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and earns a specialization in cancer surgery at the highly renowned Tel Aviv Medical Center. Later he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he completed the specialty of Mastology. He also practiced oncological surgery mainly dedicated to breast diseases at Harvard University, United States.
Additionally, he’s the only Guatemalan member of “The Society of Surgical Oncology of the United States of America”, “The American Society of Breast Surgeons” and of “The American College of Surgeons”. To enter these famous world societies in relation to breast cancer, you must go through very specific and careful scrutiny.
His practice at the Breast Diseases Clinic is unique in Guatemala since it’s dedicated 100% to the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases. This healthcare discipline is known as mastology. The medical team led by Dr. Sergio Ralón is exclusively focused on treating women with benign and malignant breast problems.
Additionally, his clinic relies on cutting-edge ultrasounds to perform complicated diagnoses. This ultrasound, or high sensitivity breast elastography as doctors call it, makes it possible to differentiate more precisely, when compared to conventional ultrasound, between a breas cyst, a fibroadenoma, or breast cancer in patients with a mass in the breast.
Dr. Ralón’s team is highly prepared to treat bust conditions. They evaluate more than 50 patients and perform an average of 4 operations weekly, of which 50% are breast cancer. With more than 20 years working in this field, they are among the most experienced teams in Guatemala for the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases.
Although the causes of breast cancer are not well known, Dr. Ralón has extensive experience in its treatment, being a specialist in the mastectomy procedure. A mastectomy is a surgery where the malignant breast tissue is removed. In addition, Dr. Sergio Ralón is especially successful in the detection and removal of “fibroadenomas” by surgery. These are a type of noncancerous (benign) breast cyst.
Dr. Ralón is aware of the great concern that his patients have when they undergo a procedure on their breasts to cure cancer. He reassures them by stating that breast cancer is a disease that is treatable, is cured in most cases, and has a fairly high rate of control, based on his vast experience. Also, women fear the aesthetic appearance of their bodies. That is why so many women trust their specific technique in the sentinel node in breast cancer and oncoplastic surgery, which he has been practicing for 23 years now, providing excellent aesthetic results.
Dr. Ralón knows that most women have a lot of confidence in their gynecologist, as their lifelong doctor, but he advises them to rely on the hematologist surgeon in the setting of a breast condition, who in his role as a breast disease specialist, can provide a true expert and opinion.
“The best doctor is the one who best inspires the patient in the hope of a cure, relief, and solution of their problems.”
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of San Carlos de Guatemala
Physician and Surgeon, 1987
Postgraduate in General Surgery, General Hospital San Juan de Dios, University of
San Carlos de Guatemala, 1987 –1992
General Surgery and Cancer, Ichilov Hospital, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1993
Internship in Mastology, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1994
Scholarship from the American College of Surgeons 1998, in the following hospitals:
Chief of Residents General Surgery, General Hospital San Juan de Dios 1992
Deputy Chief of Adult Surgery, General Hospital San Juan de Dios, 1995 a
Head of Unit First Adult Surgery, General Hospital San Juan de Dios,
2001 to Date.
Surgery Instructor, Boarding School and Surgery Internship, Universidad Francisco
Surgery Professor at Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala.
Volunteer in Tzahal-SarEl, ISRAEL
Member of the College of Physicians of Guatemala.
Member Association of Surgeons of Guatemala.
President of the Guatemalan Mastology Association, Breast Cancer Prevention.
International Guest Scholar, American College of Surgeons.
Member of the International Society of Surgery.
Corresponding Member, American Society for Oncological Surgery, James Ewing Society.
Fellow American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Fellow American College of surgeons.
Fellow American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Guest Scholar American College of Surgeons Award, 1998
International Guest Scholar, International Federation of Surgical Colleges Award, 2000
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