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V. Tammy De La Melena, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    General Surgery, Board-certified; Surgical Oncology
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, High Risk Screening, Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages, Spanish
  • Gender:

    Female

Where I see patients

Compass Oncology West Cancer Center

About Me:

Dr. De La Melena is a breast surgical oncologist specializing in the surgical management of breast cancer and benign breast disease. She has a special interest in oncoplastic techniques, including skin and nipple sparing mastectomies. Having been part of a general surgery practice for a number of years, Dr. De La Melena has a unique perspective on the special concerns of breast cancer patients. Her practice philosophy hinges on the belief that the best breast cancer care is a partnership and team effort between patient, surgeon, nurses and physicians from different oncology specialties. Each brings a unique perspective, energy and enthusiasm to treatment planning which leads to improved outcomes. Dr. De La Melena immigrated to America when she was ten. She is a wife and mother of two young children.

Training: Medical School Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University Residency General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
Year I Started Practice: 2002
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

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