Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center



Comprehensive Breast Services

It all begins with a mammogram, a screening that can often detect cancer early. Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center offers a full array of services including mammograms, ultrasounds, breast biopsies, and breast MRIs. Should cancer be detected, we provide all the comprehensive services you need from surgery to cancer treatment.
 
We offer:
  • Same day walk-in services for screening mammograms
  • A patient-centered healing approach to cancer care including emotional support, nutrition planning, and rehabilitation and wellness services
  • Covenant Cancer Treatment Center with both chemotherapy and radiation therapy options
  • Electronic brachytherapy, a breast cancer treatment for early stage breast cancer with specific criteria
Services:
  • 3D Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Breast MRI
  • MRI Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Needle Localization
  • Minimally Invasive, Image-guided Surgical Technology
  • Excisional Breast Biopsy (removal of a mass)
  • Lumpectomy & Mastectomy
  • Sentinal Node Biopsy (check of lymph nodes)
  • Fine Needle Aspiration, Cyst Aspirations & Stereotactic/
  • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy

Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center is Accredited

When you visit a breast center with accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) you can be assured that it is held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast.

Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center is proud to be the only NAPBC accredited breast center in the area. Should cancer be detected, we are able to provide all the comprehensive services you need to move beyond breast cancer to the celebration of life as a cancer survivor.
 

What Makes Us Unique?

When you visit Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center, all of your breast care needs are available in one location. We offer imaging, testing, and consultation in one place, and in most cases, in one day.

Our Team

We offer a team approach to your care. Our team consists of:

  • Breast Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Radiologist
  • Highly-Skilled Breast Surgeons
  • Five Experienced and Compassionate Mammography Technologists
  • Two Breast Health Specialty LPNs to Assist with Biopsies and Procedures
  • Click Here to view our full team and learn more about our team approach

Mammography

Click Here to visit our mammography webpage. We offer mammograms at three convenient locations.
 

Timely Diagnosis – Our Promise to You!

Our radiologists and breast surgeons, along with our compassionate staff, believe very strongly that patients should not have a long delay before receiving results. No one wants to put their life on hold waiting for results. The results from your mammogram are sent to your primary care physician. If issues arise with your mammogram, your primary care physician can refer you on for diagnostic testing with our radiologists or refer you to one of our highly-skilled breast surgeons, often on the same day. Patients who need diagnostic testing will have a face-to-face conversation with one of these providers for the results from their tests. In most circumstances, biopsy results are available in 24 hours. Insist on a consultation with Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center!

Experienced Breast Surgeons

Covenant Comprehensive Breast Center's breast surgeons - Drs. Neil McMahon, Scott Hinze and Scott Stoeger are dedicated to finding the problem and providing you with options. Weekly clinics are offered in the breast center so you can have your imaging and consultation done in the same place. Many times, our surgeons are able to perform diagnostic biopsies and provide a consulatation at our office on the same day. Our surgeons can also perform minimally-invasive surgeries including biopsies to remove tissue or a mass; lumpectomies to remove a cyst or tumor; and mastectomies to remove the breast(s), if such procedures are necessary. 

Breast Care Navigator

We have a Breast Care Navigator to guide you through the health care system and to answer your questions. Our navigator walks you through your breast cancer journey and provides not only medical support, but moral support as well. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare offers many services, and we want to ensure you can access the information, services and people you need along the way. The navigator can:
  • Provide support and coordination to assist patients in securing appointments and accessing local resources
  • Allow easy patient access to the same services offered throughout the health care system
  • Provide educational resources for breast health, breast cancer and breast care
  • Promote communication between the patient and the health care providers
  • Attend some appointments with the patient to provide guidance and support

Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Options

A cancer diagnosis can overwhelm you with fear and uncertainty. There are so many options to consider. Know that Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare has put a comprehensive care system in place so you can receive the services you need right here at home.

Covenant Cancer Treatment Center offers chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as Hematology, at one convenient location. Other services include emotional support, nutrition advice and rehabilitation and wellness services for complete cancer care.

We are very proud to be recommended as a place where you can find exceptional cancer care, and we are committed to Northeast Iowans who need these services close to the communities in which they live. Receiving care close to home is so important – from being able to sleep in your own bed, to having friends and family with you through the journey.
 

Other Helpful Services

Should you be diagnosed with breast cancer, ask your physician or breast surgeon about eBX™, a new treatment option for early stage breast cancer patients. Our Cancer Rehabilitation and Wellness program is a testament to our commitment to helping you attain optimal health before, during and after treatment. Be sure to ask your oncologist for a consultation with our certified cancer exercise specialist and rehabilitation therapist certified in lymphedema treatment and more.

At Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, our comprehensive services are designed to help you maintain overall good health at every stage in life. From bone density screenings, incontinence solutions, complete fitness services, and the area’s only accredited breast center and cancer treatment center.
 

Multi-Specialty Review of New Breast Cancer Cases

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be difficult. We offer patients a distinct advantage: a group of physicians, from various specialties meet weekly to review new breast cancer cases. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your breast surgeon can present your case to other physicians specializing in chemotherapy treatment, tissue and biopsy analysis, and radiation therapy; and others, who can help develop the best plan of care. This provides a more coordinated approach to your specific situation by a group of experts in each field.

Our multi-disciplinary breast program leadership team includes: surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, administration, quality services, community outreach, nurses, clinical trial coordinator, MRI/Ultrasound and mammography technologists.
 

Contact Us

We are located on the fourth floor of the Outpatient and Women's Center at Covenant Medical Center.

Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Same day walk-in services for screening mammograms.
 
Schedule an Appointment: 319.272.7080
An order from your doctor for the test you need is required to be sent to us before your scheduled appointment.