Dr. Rocco is a Hidden Scar trained surgeon and understands the importance of incision placement. She also offers oncoplastic reconstructive techniques to patients, such as nipple sparing mastectomy, along with the assistance of plastic surgical colleagues. She will treat your cancer but offer aesthetic results.
Dr. Rocco is board-certified breast surgeon, treating the entire spectrum of breast conditions. She is excited to be exclusively focused on breast health and disease and genetic evaluation and
assessment of risk for breast cancer. Dr. Rocco has been the Director of the Breast Care Program in Santa Maria for the last 15 years and helped open the Mission Hope Cancer Breast Program seven years ago. She understands the importance of collaboration with medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, radiology when developing a multi-disciplinary plan for her patients.
Dr. Rocco was born in Texas and attended medical school in Galveston, UTMB. She then did her residency at UCD, in Sacramento, California and stayed on there in the department of surgical oncology for one year as an attending. She now returns to Austin to be close to her family and is excited to be back in the Austin area. She enjoys hiking, baking, fishing and spending time with her family.
What I Love About My Job
“What I love about my job is when a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient can walk into my office with fear but is able to walk out with hope. My job is to offer patients and their families a clear and concise understanding of their diagnosis along with treatment options in a comprehensive and compassionate way. I will listen to the patient and together we will
develop the best surgical plan possible to not only treat the cancer but address quality of life issues. But what I love most about my job is that my patients have taught me over the years that every day is a gift and to take one day at a time. And for this, I thank each and every one of them.”