Holland Hospital Comprehensive Breast Services has a team of experienced, highly skilled surgeons.
Holland Hospital has formed a collaborative Breast Surgical Oncology
Team of surgeons with a special interest in and commitment to breast
surgery. These surgeons work collaboratively through weekly case
discussions for enhanced care and are committed to annual continuing
education, specifically related to breast cancer care.
Types of breast surgery performed include:
- Sentinel node biopsy: removal of the lymph node closest to your breast tumor for testing
- Lymph node surgery: removal of one or more additional lymph nodes to determine if cancer has spread
- Lumpectomy: removal of a breast lump and surrounding margin of tissue
- Mastectomy: removal of the entire breast and nipple sparing if possible
- Breast Reconstruction: performed by a plastic surgeon, breast reconstruction can help restore the look and feel of the breast
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Pettinga has dedicated her medical career to surgical breast oncology and diseases of the breast, pioneering the way in this specialty. Dr. Pettinga is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a certified fellow by the American Board of Surgery and member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society for the Study of Breast Disease. She can be reached at Lakeshore Health Partners - General Surgery.
Dr. DeCook is a certified by the American Board of Surgery and member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. DeCook is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and did his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. DeCook can be reached at Lakeshore Health Partners - General Surgery.
Dr. Hafner earned her medical degree from Midwestern University –Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has special interest in surgical breast oncology. She is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. She can be reached at Lakeshore Health Partners - General Surgery.
Dr. Visser graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He specializes in Surgery and Vascular Surgery with a special interest in Breast Surgery. He speaks English and Spanish. He is board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He can be reached at Spectrum Health Medical Group Holland - General Surgery
Dr. Dodde's decision to pursue plastic surgery came from his passion and talent for art, as well as his desire to improve people’s lives. Being a sculptor gives him a unique perspective on plastic surgery. He has an innate awareness of form and a meticulous eye for detail. Dr. Dodde is a board-certified plastic surgeon through the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is trained in all aspects of the specialty including reconstructive surgery. He can be reached at Plastic Surgery Arts of West Michigan.
Dr. Looby joins Holland Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Services multidisciplinary team to offer plastic, reconstructive and microsurgery options for breast cancer patients. Dr. Looby received his medical degree from Ohio University – College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in General Surgery. He can be reached at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Holland Hospital Medical Building at (616) 942-2675.