TGMC Expands Comprehensive Breast Health Services

Rhonda Alfred


Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has consistently provided comprehensive breast health for women in the Gulf South region to include early detection, treatment and post-treatment.  We are proud to strengthen our program with the addition of another plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Rau, who exhibits the skills, knowledge and expertise in post-treatment options.  The full spectrum of comprehensive cancer care starts with early detection.  The TGMC Breast and Imaging Center offers the most advanced breast imaging technology, including 3D mammography and Automated Breast Ultrasound Screenings (ABUS) which can detect cancers that may be missed in traditional screenings.   

Once a breast cancer diagnosis is made patients will undergo treatment at the Mary Bird Perkins TGMC Cancer Center and they now have some new advanced surgical treatment options available. Expanded post-treatment options offered include breast reconstruction services for breast cancer patients who underwent breast mastectomies.

Dr. Jeffrey Rau is a new plastic surgeon who recently joined the TGMC staff and offers post-treatment surgery for breast cancer patients. “Many patients who suffer from breast cancer opt for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy,” said Dr. Jeffrey Rau. “The process is a 2-part procedure and can help women feel their very best.”

“With the option of plastic surgery, breast cancer patients no longer have to travel far to receive compassionate and quality healthcare,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO. “We strongly advocate women take care of their health. They can receive comprehensive and thorough breast exams at TGMC’s Breast and Imaging Center. If a cancer diagnosis is made our Cancer Center is here to help them through their fight and new post-treatment options are here to help women who choose breast reconstruction.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, with the exception of skin cancers. It is projected that about 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.

To learn more about the comprehensive women’s health care offered at TGMC, please call 985.873.4616 or visit


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