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Featured: Holly DiGilarmo
"I feel like I can live again, I have a second chance" - NCH patient Holly DiGilarmo

NCH Healthcare System's Center for Breast Health has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Center of Excellence for Hidden Scar® Breast Cancer Surgery. The NCH Healthcare System is among the first in the area to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Patterson received her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. After finishing medical school, Dr. Patterson completed her General Surgery residency at the University of South Alabama. From there she went on to complete her Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Patterson serves on national and state level committees and has received numerous awards for her commitment to Breast Health. Her special interests include Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery, and Survivorship.



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