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A lump or other abnormality found in the breast is a frightening experience for any woman. As one of the most common types of cancer that affects up to one out of every eight women at some point in their lives, breast cancer is a major and serious disease that requires an accurate diagnosis and prompt, effective treatment. Dr. Joel Benowitz and his staff specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures performed to diagnose and treat breast cancer and related conditions.

Dr. Benowitz is a board-certified general surgeon with specialized training in minimally invasive breast procedures. He is dedicated to providing personalized treatment to each individual patient to ensure a healthy return to your normal lifestyle. Treatment is often coordinated with your family physician or other doctors to provide comprehensive care that takes into account your medical history and overall health.

Dr. Benowitz always performs the latest and least invasive procedures to minimize the trauma, scarring and recovery times of these treatments. Despite his training and expertise, Dr. Benowitz views surgery as a last resort treatment, and utilizes other options whenever possible.


In addition to his technical skill, Dr. Benowitz and his staff are also dedicated to providing comforting, compassionate care and to helping patients through this often difficult time. We take the time during a pre-surgical consultation to determine the most appropriate and effective approach to each patient’s individual condition, regardless of whether or not that may involve our surgical services. Our commitment is to restoring patients back to health and allowing them to maintain their quality of life before, during and after treatment.

Our Mission

Joel Benowitz, M.D. had a specific vision in mind when he set the goals for his surgical practice. He felt passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to his patients, and wanted to provide the most specialized treatments that would impact the lives of both patients and their families. Dr. Benowitz wanted to make a difference in the lives of his patients. Fortunately, his vision has become a reality and his goals a success.

With over thirty years in practice, Dr. Benowitz’s commitment to excellence has helped restore the health of his patients and allowed them to return to their regular lifestyle. He brings a human touch to the care of those he treats, especially those who feel overwhelmed by their condition and the decisions they have to make.

Dr. Benowitz’s skill, drive and tireless dedication to both his patients and his practice earned him the nomination of Professional of the Year by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce in 2009. In addition, he has been recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Best Surgeons of Long Island.

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Outstanding Surgical Results

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Your surgeon should be a special person to you, someone who understands your problem and is dedicated to its resolution. While your family physician may make a recommendation, your choice of a surgeon will be one of the most important steps toward your full recovery. Here are some guidelines to follow:

  • Skilled hands: Your surgeon must be trained in all the latest techniques and thus be able to render the same quality of care available anywhere in the country.
  • Good surgical results: A surgeon of excellence is one who is respected by both patients and colleagues. Your surgeon should be well-known by his peers and be the doctor consulted by hospital staff on difficult cases.
  • A warm heart: Compassion is the essential ingredient of a trusting relationship. You will want to relate to your surgeon in such a way that you trust his surgical opinion.