Claudia Lago Toro, MD, General Surgeon & Breast Surgical Oncologist with BayCare Medical Group

Get to know General Surgeon & Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Claudia Lago Toro, who serves patients in Tampa and Lutz, Florida.

Dr. Toro is a general surgeon & breast surgical oncologist who is currently serving patients at BayCare Medical Group in Tampa and Lutz, Florida. BayCare Medical Group is a leading multi-specialty group with over 575 providers practicing in more than 190 locations in 46 specialties throughout 4 counties in the Tampa Bay area and central Florida. Dr. Toro is affiliated with BayCare hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and St. Joseph’s Hospital – North in Lutz, Florida. 

Dr. Toro treats both male and female patients with breast cancer, as well as patients with benign breast disease. She has extensive experience in minimally invasive breast biopsies, mastectomies with reconstruction, and the administration of breast brachytherapy for radiation therapy.

Dr. Toro’s dedication to excellence earned her recognition at the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium in Chicago, Illinois as the recipient of the Breast Cancer Achievement Program award.

Dr. Toro earned her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She then went on to complete her residency in general surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, followed by her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Toro’s clinical interests include educating patients and raising breast cancer awareness. 

Dr. Toro is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Toro is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to provide board certification to individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery. 

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. Surgery is an essential part of treating breast cancer. Breast surgical oncologists, like Dr. Toro, specialize in the treatment of breast cancer using various surgical techniques depending on each patient’s condition. There are many considerations that help to determine the most appropriate surgical approach for each breast cancer patient.

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