Caitlin R. Patten, MD, FACS

General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Assistant Professor
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Breast Care Center 414-805-4950
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Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital 262-836-7200
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Accepting New Patients
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Breast Care Center 414-805-4950
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Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital 262-836-7200
Established Patient Appointments 414-955-1453
New Patient Appointments 414-805-0505


Dr. Patten is a breast surgical oncologist whose clinical focus consists of caring for patients with breast cancer, benign breast diseases, and those who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. She utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach in order to deliver a personalized care plan tailored to each patient’s needs. Dr. Patten not only offers available clinical trial opportunities to her patients but she also incorporates the latest surgical technology and techniques in her practice.

Dr. Patten’s research interests include breast disease clinical outcomes and developing innovative techniques and curriculum involved with student education.


Treatment & Services

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Axillary Surgery
Breast Surgery
Excisional Biopsy (Breast)
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (NSM)
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB)
Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Benign Breast Diseases
Breast Cancer
Genetic Variants
High-Risk Breast Disease

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
Froedtert West Bend Hospital


Breast Care Center -  Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital

Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (2006-2010)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - General Surgery Residency - (2010-2015)

Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte - NC - Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship - (2015-2016)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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Dr. Patton was very personable and professional, very knowledgeable, and had a great way of explaining things and presenting facts in an easy way that I could understand them. She was thorough and took the time to answer my questions. I am grateful that she will be handling my care.
Dr. Patten anticipated and was prepared to answer questions and was thorough and compassionate n her explanations.
This was the first time we saw Dr Patten and we were very impressed and liked her a lot. She was very thorough and answered all of our questions
Dr. Patten is top notch!As a surgeon and consultant she is excellent!
Dr. Patten was wonderful and caring! She was very knowledgeable, attentive, and sensitive to my health needs.
Dr Patten, her medical student, nurse and assistant all provided me excellent care. Thank you!
She is an excellent doctor who knows what was best for me to do. I trust her decision to do surgery. Surgery went well. Thanks
Provider took the time to review all my studies with me. I didn't feel rushed. She listened to my concerns. Would highly recommend her!
Dr. Patten and her staff were wonderful.
I recommend Dr. Patten to all my friends and family. Her knowledge and care is superior
Dr. Patton is simply the best physician I have ever had. She and her team are kind, they listen, they are thoughtful in their recommendations regarding care. I would recommend them to anyone in need of care.
She was knowledgeable and sincere
Excellent doctor - provided insights & addressed concerns
Dr. Patten is a very caring physician. She is courteous to the patient which puts the patient at ease ( which is a huge + in this type of medical care. I have been very comfortable with her professional knowledge and explanation of care throughout my time with her as a patient. You have done well to credential this physician and making her a part of Froedhert Health system.
Dr Patten explains things well and is very compassionate and caring
Dr Patten surpassed all of my expectations, and she she came highly recommended! She was friendly, kind, compassionate, professional and welcoming at an extremely stressful time. Her explanations were thorough and included drawings to illustrate concepts, my husband, my sister and I were very well informed about my diagnosis, our plan moving forward and when we could anticipate she would have a recommendation. She really took her time to patiently answer all of our questions. We left feeling very confident that I was in excellent hands, I am so thankful and feel blessed to have her as my breast care surgeon. She stressed the positives about my cancer, was realistic and presented all possible options that maybe part of my treatment and recovery plan. I left feeling a little less overwhelmed, and confident I had an outstanding team working with me and my family.
Dr Patten was exceptional. I am a nurse practitioner and would absolutely recommend her to my patients.
Dr Caitlin Patten saved my life! She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate & knowledgeable doctor! Highly recommend!
Dr. Patten was wonderful! She explained everything in detail, but at a level that was easy to understand. She was calm and patient and kind. I'm so grateful to have her as my surgeon!
Dr. Patten was amazing, thoughtful extremely informative and helped ease any of my anxiety over my breast cancer diagnosis.
Treated with respect and very carding
Dr. Patten is very a caring individual. She is thorough in her approach, but always shows empathy and kindness as she does her exam. I really like the fact that she goes out of her way to invite students to do rounds with her, teaching them precise techniques and talking them through her reasons to do certain things in the exam. She is an excellent teacher.
Excellent, so pleased with the staff and doctor.
Dr. Patten and her staff are great! They are friendly and caring. I always leave my appointments with her feeling confident about our decisions.
Dr. Patten was excellent. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I have the highest regard for and confidence in Dr. Patten.
Everyone is very kind & helpful!
Dr. Patton is a wonderful physician. She explained everything very carefully and clearly. She listened to and answered my questions completely. She was respectful and kind and partnered with me to make the best decision for me. I would highly recommend here to anyone facing breast cancer.
Thank you for going out of your way to welcome communication and assuring me that no concern is unimportant.
Everything was excellent doctor and staff were all great
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