Save Your Breast

A Kinder, Gentler, More Beautiful Approach to Breast Reconstruction

The Breast Reconstruction Team

Nirav Savalia, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

A board certified plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist, Dr. Savalia is a nationally recognized expert in the oncoplastic breast surgery technique for breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. He is passionate about providing his patients a more advanced breast reconstruction option that can deliver superior results.

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Melvin Silverstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director, Hoag Breast Center

Dr. Melvin J. Silverstein is the Medical Director of Hoag Breast Center and the Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Dr. Silverstein is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Albany Medical College. Following his surgical residency at the Boston City Hospital, he completed a three-year fellowship in surgical oncology and served as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine, as well as Senior Researcher at the UCLA School of Public Health.

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Dr. Sadia Khan

Breast Surgical Oncologist and Oncoplastic Surgeon

Sadia Khan, DO, FACS, FACOS is a fellowship-trained breast specialist and board-certified general surgeon at Hoag Breast Care Center. She serves as Program Advisor for breast surgical services where she advocates for the most comprehensive and highest quality breast care for women.

Dr. Khan graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her medical degree with honors at Touro University College of Medicine, California. She finished a rigorous five-year general surgery residency program at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident and won the "Resident of the Year" award on two separate occasions. She then completed additional training through the University of Southern California / Hoag Breast Fellowship Program under renowned breast surgeon Dr. Melvin Silverstein, who pioneered oncoplastic breast surgery in the U.S. During fellowship, Dr. Khan became the first recipient of the distinguished Muzzy Family Endowed Fellowship Award in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Dr. Khan works closely with the community’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons to achieve the best results and provides patients with the care they deserve.

Dr. Khan is an active member of many prestigious professional organizations, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She has been published in prominent medical journals and has been an invited speaker at numerous national conferences. Dr. Khan volunteers her time and is an active member of local non-profit organizations in Orange County, including participating in Susan G. Komen community education events, as well as serving on the Medical Advisory Committee Board of The Laurus Project.

Dr. Khan is currently on staff as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine, USC, where she is involved in training the next generation of breast surgeons. Her areas of expertise include oncoplastic surgery, extreme oncoplasty, intraoperative radiation therapy techniques, survivorship, young and high-risk women, as well as providing comprehensive and compassionate care for patients with all breast diseases.

Lincoln Snyder, M.D.

Breast Cancer Surgeon

Dr. Lincoln M. Snyder is a trusted and highly respected surgeon specializing in breast cancer surgery. He has been a leading breast surgeon at Hoag for over 20 years and has been one of the primary surgeons at Hoag Breast Center since its inception. He is well known throughout the communities served by Hoag and voted one of the Best Doctors in Orange County in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Heather Macdonald, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Breast Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Macdonald is nationally recognized for her expertise in breast disease and continues to publish widely and speak nationally on topics as diverse as Breast Cancer, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes, Gynecologic care of the breast cancer patient, Fertility Preservation and Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncologists and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

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Hoag Breast Radiology Group

Dr. Savalia works together with the expert team of breast radiologists at the Hoag Breast Center.

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Nurse Navigators

Your nurse navigator will provide helpful information and resources for you. This type of personalized support is a unique facet available at Hoag that brings knowledge and comfort to patients.

Your nurse navigator is committed to providing a smooth and coordinated process of care, while giving you the information and support you need to make decisions about your treatment.

Laura Topp, RN, CN-BN

Laura Topp is the Clinical Nurse Navigator at Hoag Breast Center Newport Beach where she navigates patients through the numerous surgical options available. She has 23 years of Oncology nursing experience. Laura was the charge nurse of a large urban Pediatric Oncology Unit for over 10 years. She also was the Manager of an Adult Outpatient Infusion Center, where she was directly involved with Oncology clinical trials. Additionally, she assisted with the start-up of an Infusion Center at a new Oncology Practice. Laura has extensive experience in Oncology Care Case Management and had a lead role in implementing a successful Palliative Care Program. She is a member of ONS (Oncology Nursing Society), and has volunteered, raised donations and participated in events for various non-profit fundraising childhood and adult cancer organizations. Laura believes in taking time to listen and understand each patient’s particular needs. She provides highly professional care with a caring and compassionate approach.

Get in Touch with the Save Your Breast Team

If you have questions about breast reconstruction, my staff and I are happy to help. By working with a team of Southern California's most experienced breast reconstruction surgeons, radiologists, and nurses, we are able to provide women with the best possible options for one of the most life-changing and rewarding surgeries. Please contact us online or call (949) 759-0980 for more information.

Dr. Nirav Savalia


Dr. Savalia is known for the most innovative, advanced breast reconstruction techniques. He is a board certified plastic surgeon and artist who creates the most natural, elegant, personalized aesthetic results. He is as renown for his care and compassion as he is for extraordinary outcomes. This is why he was named one of Orange County’s Physicians of Excellence by his peers.

A Team Approach for the Best Breast Care Possible

Dr. Savalia’s Breast Health Center team includes the finest oncologists, radiation specialists, geneticists, and nurse navigators. Being cared for by an established team is a great advantage for patients.

"I prefer a light-handed approach that leaves my patients looking visibly rejuvenated, not surgically enhanced."

What Dr. Savalia's Patients Are Saying


Dr. Savalia is a very gifted surgeon and has true artistic ability. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Savalia for any type of plastic surgery. He truly exceeded my expectations. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him and his team and if I ever have any need for a plastic surgeon in the future he will be my first choice.

- RIMA, AGE 55

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