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Caitlin R. Patten, MD, FACS

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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
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Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Surgery Clerkship
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Breast Care Center 414-805-4950
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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.


Diseases & Conditions

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

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
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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert West Bend Hospital
Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Cancer Center - Drexel Town Square Health Center
7901 S. 6th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
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Breast Care Center - Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
8800 West Doyne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Cancer Center - Froedtert West Bend Hospital
3200 Pleasant Valley Road
West Bend, WI 53095
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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

General Surgery

Patient Reviews

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5 out of 5. 180 ratings, 38 reviews
Jan. 30, 2021
super easy to talk with, great listener, very organized, very prepared
Jan. 25, 2021
Dr Patton is GREAT! I had asked about my picture on my account & she changed it. She took a pic of me & changed it!Also, her RN was helpful with paperwork I needed.GREAT SERVICE!!!!
Jan. 21, 2021
Dr. Patten is very personable and treats me as a human being first and patient second. She is an amazing doctor and surgeon. I would highly recommend her for care to family and friends.
Jan. 11, 2021
A very caring attitude and concern about what I had to say.
Jan. 6, 2021
Dr. Patten is so kind and listens to you and truly cares about you. I recommend everyone with breast issues to her. I was so happy with my surgery and care
Jan. 5, 2021
Caring, knowledgeable, relatable, explained options and made sure I understood my options. She was always available to me for any questions. I am so grateful she is my surgeon.
Dec. 27, 2020
she explained what's going to be happening w/my biopsy removal in the future. I liked her very, very much.
Dec. 11, 2020
Dr Patten treated me like a person who had a life. I asked her a question about her family & she responded like someone who was willing to share about her person, not dismissing my question . means a lot to me to be treated like a person, not rushed in-out in the allotted 15 minutes to get more money for the hospital
Dec. 11, 2020
Dr Patten works together with my other providers to give me holistic care. She is very attentive to my concerns and asked many questions about my health history. an excellent care provider overall.
Nov. 22, 2020
She listened to me and gave me the reassurance I needed.
Nov. 15, 2020
Dr Patten was informed of my history and current situation. She explained everything in a detailed, easy to understand manner. She listened carefully to my questions and answered them fully. Dr Patten made me feel very comfortable and hopeful and respected.
Nov. 14, 2020
Dr.Patten was excellent. She was a second opinion on an abnormal mammogram. she took the time to thoroughly explain my situation and all the options. She made everything easy to understand & make an educated decision, even though it wasn't the answer I was hoping for. Now, I can move forward with confidence.
Nov. 10, 2020
Dr. Patten reviews my records riot to my appointment and is a very good listener.Her compassionate demeanor and medical expertise reassure me that I'm getting the best possible care.
Nov. 9, 2020
I waited a bit longer than expected and a different doctor came in to take the initial information, which I also did not expect. When she came in she was very attentive and explained the situation well.
Oct. 22, 2020
she was AWESOME. She explained everything very well.
Oct. 16, 2020
She was very caring, informative. She made things easy to understand and helped put me at ease during a very stressful and scary diagnosis.
Oct. 14, 2020
Intelligent feedback. Dr. Patton does not " talk down" to the patient. She speaks in a very informative way and clarifies all items of discussion in order to make the patient feel as though they are part of the care team. She's a sharp troop!!!
Sept. 27, 2020
Dr Patten is very empathetic and kind.
Sept. 13, 2020
Explained everything very well.
Sept. 6, 2020
Dr. Patten and the Nurse Practitioner were kind, friendly, veryinformative made me feel included in decisions made. it was a good experience!
Aug. 27, 2020
Dr P went out of her way to share results even on a Sunday! much appreciated. She is always very kind and has your very best interest at heart. She explains everything so well!
Aug. 18, 2020
Dr. Patten is wonderful! She is extremely kind and compassionate. She explained exactly what would be involved in my upcoming surgery. She explained tests and procedures that would take place before surgery, the surgery itself, and after-care. Everything was explained in terms that I, without any medical background, could understand. She even provided drawings and diagrams with her explanation. I would recommend Dr. Patten to anyone looking for a terrific healthcare provider. She is outstanding!
Aug. 11, 2020
Dr.Patten is the most caring and attentive doctor I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Never once has she made you feel like a number. She always makes you feel as if you are her only patient and would go the ends of the earth for you. Hands down the best provider within the entire practice.
Aug. 2, 2020
Dr Caitlin Patten provided a most thorough and easily understandable explanation of my medical issue. Over an hour was spent with detailed explanations and responses to questions . Dr Patten was professional , pleasant, engaging and demonstrated warm caring concern for my situation . I am entering the next stage of the process feeling comfortable and confident for which I am most grateful. I would highly recommend Dr. Caitlin Patten .
Aug. 1, 2020
Excellent bedside manner. Friendly and personable,and extremely knowledgeable. I love how she went over the results with me. She is an amazing doctor.
July 30, 2020
Dr. Patten is a kind, caring person. She is also an excellent, knowledgeable Doctor. She spent time explaining my options, using diagrams, for surgery. She also made sure I understood my options, repeating for clarity. I went home feeling comfortable discussing surgery with family and able to make a decision best for me.
July 24, 2020
Very friendly, shows an interest in my life and family. Remembers specifics about me between visits that are a year apart
July 23, 2020
As always she had provided excellent care and concern
July 22, 2020
made me feel cared for. gave me a sense of security. left feeling confident
July 20, 2020
excellent doctor and staff
June 17, 2020
Dr Patten is an incredibly capable doctor/surgeon who is caring & an excellent listener. I feel fortunate to have her !
June 6, 2020
thoughtful, caring, always concerned for my overall well being
June 2, 2020
dr Patten and her staff are excellent and show great concern and care fore their patients.
May 29, 2020
she is she is very thorough and she is a very good doctor she listens and is concerned about your thoughts and how you feel about your treatment and everything else and I was just like her all in general he's a very good doctor
May 12, 2020
superior care by this doctor
May 4, 2020
Dr Patton is so personable and knowledgeable I'm very comfortable with her. she did an amazing job on my surgery.
April 24, 2020
Dr. Patten answered all my questions to help me understand how testing and surgery would happen
March 15, 2020
The doctor was very clear about the diagnosis and treatment. She exhibited compassion and empathy and answered my questions without judgement.
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