Gerlinde Tynan, MD
Breast Care/Surgical Oncologist, General Surgery
Gerlinde S. Tynan, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in breast cancer. She received a Bachelor of Science with honors in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle she completed her general surgery residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In addition, Dr. Tynan is the Medical Director for the Avista Breast Program, as well as Chief of Staff Elect of the Avista Medical Staff.
Dr. Tynan is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and one of a few surgeons certified in breast ultrasound. At her prior hospital in Arizona she created and brought to NAPBC accreditation the first comprehensive Breast Center in the region.
Dr. Tynan's operative techniques include oncoplastic lumpectomies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and traditional as well as skin and nipple-sparing mastectomies with or without immediate reconstruction in conjunction with plastic surgery. She offers the full spectrum of breast cancer care; appropriately selected patients may be offered radiation therapy catheters and those undergoing chemotherapy may have infusion ports placed.
Dr. Tynan believes in crafting individualized treatment plans for each patient, based on national guidelines while taking into account their particular pathology, risk factors, and personal wishes. When not treating patients, Dr. Tynan enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and two young sons.
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