Specialists who have completed further training in surgery can acquire the specialist title of surgical senologist.

Doctors with this specialisation have acquired in-depth knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast diseases. In particular, they treat and care for patients with breast cancer where surgical treatment is deemed to be appropriate or necessary. Breast-conserving surgery to treat breast cancer and the removal of lymph nodes in the armpit are typical and frequent procedures performed in this context. 

The surgical senologist works closely with other medical specialists when diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Interdisciplinary collaboration with other specialties such as gynaecological senology, oncology, radiation oncology and plastic and reconstructive surgery is one of the core competencies of surgical senology.