Dr. Andrea M. Abbott is a board-certified surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her clinical interests are breast cancer, breast cancer during pregnancy, Hidden Scar surgery, skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, minimally invasive lymph node dissection, retroperitoneal sarcoma, and extremity soft tissue tumors.
Dr. Abbott obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her general surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. She also obtained a Master’s degree in clinical research during her residency from the University of Minnesota. She completed her surgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. Abbott is involved in clinical research and evaluating ways to improve information delivery to patients in order to enhance the patient-physician relationship and decision-making process. She is also working on ways to reduce opioid addiction after cancer surgery. She is Hidden Scar certified and uses this approach to improve cosmetic outcomes after breast cancer surgery without compromising cancer care. She is committed to finding a way for each patient to receive the best possible cancer care while honoring each patient’s individual wishes and goals for his or her care.