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Christopher A. Menendez, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Expert. Compassionate. Close to home.

At NWABCS, our goal is to offer the highest quality comprehensive breast care, from benign disease to cancer of the breast.  We provide timely and convenient appointments as well as timely and accurate diagnosis, while offering the latest advancements in surgical techniques.  Our compassionate staff is well trained to offer comprehensive care for every patient, in order to meet their physical and emotional needs.  We are here for our patients and navigate them through any necessary consultations, ranging from plastic surgeons to oncologists.  Dr. Menendez personally discusses all results with our patients and spends as much time as necessary to review and understand the options for appropriate treatment. Ultimately, our purpose is to save lives.


Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon
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Dr. Chris Menendez is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology.  He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences medical school and completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  He has been practicing exclusively breast surgery for the past nine years and utilizes the latest advancements and technologies for the treatment of breast cancer.   He is certified in breast ultrasound and stereotactic breast biopsy by the ASBS.  Dr. Menendez is a strong advocate for early detection and routinely gives talks and lectures on the subject of breast cancer.    

  • Breast Ultrasound

  • Fine Needle Aspiration

  • Drainage of Abscesses

  • ​Breast Biopsies (Needle, Core, Stereotactic and Excisional)

  • ​Lumpectomy

  • Mastectomy (Partial, Simple and Modified Radical)

  • Implanted Port Placement and Removal

  • Sentinal Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

  • Placement of Partial Breast Radiation Catheters

  • Genetic Counseling and Testing

  • Coordination with Reconstructive/Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Menendez has recently been certified as a "Wire-Free" provider for breast cancer surgery.  He has been using the SAVI Scout device for his patients for several months, which has dramatically improved the surgical experience for his patients with breast cancer.  He is the first surgeon in the state of Arkansas to use this new technology!  Prior to lumpectomy, a small "clip" is placed at the site of the cancer that will reflect a signal during surgery, allowing the lumpectomy to be performed without a wire ever being placed into the breast.  This "clip" can even be placed days or weeks before the surgery date, eliminating an extra procedure on the day of a patient's surgery.  See below for more details.    

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