About Us

Undergoing an invasive procedure such as surgery can often be confusing and associated with anxiety. Listening to and educating patients are important parts of reducing this stress. At Southwest Florida Breast Surgery, Dr. Arguelles and her staff help patients understand their surgical options and what will happen to them before, during and after surgery. The scheduling of your surgery is done as promptly as your medical condition requires.

The staff of Southwest Florida Breast Surgery responds to patients' questions and concerns quickly and professionally. In addition, we communicate with other physicians involved in your care to provides better continuity of care. We are respectful of patient's needs and of family concerns.

Southwest Florida Breast Surgery is dedicated to comprehensive breast health care.  Our office focuses on treating both benign (non cancerous) as well as malignant (cancerous) breast disease.  Dr. Elizabeth Arguelles is a board certified breast surgeon who is also certified in Hidden Scar breast surgery.  She has undergone training in oncoplastic breast surgery which focuses on preserving the natural shape of the breast.  In addition to upholding the highest standard of care in her practice, Dr. Arguelles and her staff work to educate their patients on both their disease as well as its treatment, and to provide them with the knowledge, support, and resources necessary to navigate complex breast health problems.  Our staff is dedicated to caring for each patient as an individual and creating a unique health care plan that is ideal for each patient.  We look forward to working with you.

Cancer as a disease is ruthless, merciless, frustrating and very tough.  But good oncologists like Dr. Arguelles make this illness a little less rough and more understanding.  Thanks, doc."

Louisette, Naples, FL

Elizabeth Arguelles, MD, FACS

Breast Surgery - Breast Surgical Oncology - Hidden Scar Breast Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth Arguelles is a board certified breast surgeon who specializes in the care of patients with both benign and malignant breast disease. She is the first breast surgeon in Collier County to receive Hidden Scar Certification- a program that focuses on improving cosmetic outcome for patients while preserving outstanding oncologic results. Her Hidden Scar Certification exemplifies her commitment to use the most advanced techniques to offer her patients treatment that is as unique as they are. She is also trained in Oncoplastic Surgery - the art of combining plastic surgery tissue transfer techniques with cancer surgery to treat cancer, while preserving the natural form of the breast.  

As a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and a participant in the Mastery of Breast Surgery Program, Dr. Arguelles upholds the highest standard of care for her breast patients. In Connecticut, Dr. Arguelles was a key leader in the creation of the Lawrence + Memorial Breast Health Center where she led the center from concept to full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Dr. Arguelles is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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Petra Erhart, Office Manager

Ms. Erhart will assist you with scheduling your surgery, navigating your pre-operative and post-operative tests and appointments, and authorizing your surgery with your insurance company

Daisy Quezada-Avalos, Front Desk

Ms. Quezada-Avalos will assist you with scheduling necessary tests, coordinating referrals to other physicians or rehabilitative services, and authorizing your surgery with your insurance company.

Suzanne Walker, Licensed Practical Nurse

Ms. Walker will assist you with scheduling necessary tests, coordinating referrals to other physicians for rehabilitative services, and provide you with results while guiding you through your office visit.

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