Physician Profile

Lindsay Potdevin, MD

5

(136 reviews)

Lindsay Potdevin, MD

Lindsay Potdevin, MD

5

(136 reviews)

  • Surgical Oncologist
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
To schedule a follow-up appointment call 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

Breast cancer is a rapidly evolving field that requires those who specialize in it to be constantly learning new techniques and staying up to date on the latest practice recommendations.  It is also a disease for which there are multiple possibilities for approaches to treatment, requiring the involvement of many disciplines.  It is for this reason that I am excited to join the dedicated team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as a surgical oncologist and be part of a group of individuals that provides an ideal place for patients to seek treatment.

I have spent many years of education and training in general surgery in the city of New Brunswick, and subsequently completed a fellowship in breast surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.  During my fellowship, I trained extensively in surgical techniques that minimize the disfigurement in which breast surgery can often result, including oncoplastic procedures to reduce the change in appearance from a lumpectomy and nipple-sparing mastectomies that leave the patient with improved cosmetic outcomes.  These methods are carefully balanced with the ultimate goal of cancer control and cure. 

I have always been passionate about women’s health issues, and particularly about the specific concerns related to breast cancer treatment.  I make sure to focus on patient education to help design individualized treatment plans.  I also strive to assist patients and their families in understanding all the treatment options as well as the risks and benefits of each in order to make an informed decision.

Research is a crucial component to advancing the field of breast cancer, and I am enthusiastic to participate in many of the projects and clinical trials taking place at Rutgers Cancer Institute.  In the past I have worked on projects designed to improve the experience of pain in postmastectomy patients, extend the criteria of patients eligible to undergo nipple-sparing mastectomies, and assess effects of radiation on patient satisfaction after mastectomy.  

 

Dr. Potdevin sees patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. 


Clinical Expertise

Breast cancer; breast conservation; oncoplastic techniques; nipple-sparing mastectomy; ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS); and clinical trials.


Ratings and Reviews

5 Overall

Based on 136 reviews

4.9

Gives easy to understand instructions

5

Spends enough time with you

5

Shows respect for what you say

5

Provider listens carefully to you

5

Provider explains things in way you understand

March 15, 2024

I'd highly recommend Dr. Potdevin to anyone in need of care. I've had excellent experiences with her.

March 13, 2024

She is outstanding.

February 21, 2024

Dr. Potdevin was amazing. She was patient and thorough and also responded quickly to my follow-up questions via email.

February 15, 2024

This provider is one of the best breast surgeons. I was impressed on how she explained the stage of the breast problem, the proposed treatment options and benefits.

January 23, 2024

Dr. Potdevin is excellent.

January 19, 2024

Wonderful visit; informative, caring.

January 16, 2024

Excellent experience - as always! Dr. Potdevin has been absolutely wonderful and caring throughout my entire cancer journey.

December 31, 2023

Dr. Potdevin was helpful, accessible, professional, very knowledgeable and kind.

December 21, 2023

I would recommend this practitioner based on the level of comfort I felt while speaking with her.

December 15, 2023

I wish all of my doctors, nurses, and support staff were like my doctor at this facility.

December 12, 2023

Very happy with the doctor!

November 30, 2023

Everything was explained.

September 20, 2023

*Dr. Potdevin is an excellent provider and a definite asset to your staff. She is caring & explains all details in easy to understand lay language.

September 20, 2023

*Dr. Potdevin is everything a doctor should be, kind, caring, interested and knows her "stuff."

July 20, 2023

Very competent on her job. Nice and accommodating. Advise very re-assuring

June 24, 2023

She explained everything to me and also drew pictures making it easer to understand

June 15, 2023

Dr. Potdevin was simply awesome! Very caring, took her time to explain options and supported my choices.

April 18, 2023

Good experience.

April 16, 2023

Her Oncology team is amazing.


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