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Dr. Sharpless is a surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma.  While she has a special interest in treating those conditions, she also treats other types of cancer (excluding neurologic, urologic, and most gynecologic tumors) and performs various general surgical procedures.


Her close working relationships with various medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons on the North Shore, in Chicago, and in other states provide opportunities for her patients to receive the best services available.


  • Biopsies

  • Lumpectomies

  • Mastectomies

  • Reconstruction (with a plastic surgeon)

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies

  • Axillary dissections

  • Other


  • Biopsies (with & without skin grafting, sometimes combined with a plastic surgeon

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies

  • Lymph node dissections


  • Biopsies

  • Wide excisions

  • Amputations


  • Thyroid lobectomies

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Parathyroid Surgery

  • Lipoma excision

  • Skin biopsies

  • Cyst removal

  • Venous access device

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