Single team

Breast Surgeon Theodore Lygas, MD

Lygas, MD, FACS

Top NJ Breast Surgeon

Each patient receives personal compassionate care utilizing the most current research and treatment standard. Each patient receives individual personal care, not a number as in large impersonal institutions.

Breast Surgical Oncology
Theodore Lygas, MD, FACS


Complex General Surgical Oncology
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery
General Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery

Dr. Lygas

Over the years of private practice, Dr. Lygas has served as instructor to residents in surgery and to medical students, as well as giving lectures to physicians and civic groups on breast diseases and breast cancer. Dr. Lygas has also received a program director’s award for outstanding instructor in breast diseases and surgery to Resident Doctors at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Dr. Lygas serves as a reviewer and evaluator for physicians seeking certification in breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound guided needle biopsies. He is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau of Myriad Genetics on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Outside of work I enjoy my family and English Setter dogs. I love the outdoors and enjoy fishing on my boat, traveling to new places and keeping current.

Dr. Lygas is accepting new patients in our Brick, Toms River and Barnegat Offices.

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Medicine and surgery have changed and evolved. In the past, we had fewer specialists and the doctors usually had to have a broader medical base training. While my training in that system is a benefit to my patients in assessing their overall health, I realized that a surgeon that specializes in one area is usually best equipped to handle your needs. I am one of the few area doctors that is specifically trained in breast cancer surgery. The medicine of today is just so complex. Today’s doctors need to listen to patients, teach and inform them and patiently answers their questions.

I believe doctors who have broad interests, hobbies, family and friends, have the best skill sets for insight into the patient with breast cancer.

When I am not working, my life revolves around “family, friends, and the outdoors.” At an early age, I was captured by the outdoors. My parents complained that as a young man I was forever disappearing into the woods, marshes, lakes and bays, exploring the wildlife. If I am not fishing in my free time, I am in the back country enjoying hiking with my family and four English setters. No, I do not let them sleep in my bed or even bedroom at night, but they sure like to curl up at my feet in front of the fire on a cold night. And what would I do without my soul mate? (“perfectly fine,” she kiddingly says “as long as he has his dogs!”).

I asked my good friend from childhood, who is a successful businessman, “What do you think I should add to my “bio” for patients?” He quickly replied, they need to have a “Sense of the Fellow”. When I replied “what?”, his explanation gave me pause. “Ted, he explained, these folks are putting their life into your hands, especially the ones who wind up with breast cancer. They not only want to know your surgical skills and professionalism, but what type of person you are. What you do and what is your outlook on life when you are not being a surgeon? And I would tell them how much I admire you because I have seen few people who exhibit your level of professionalism and skill and who works so darn hard–unbelievably hard. Yet, you are genuinely tender and thoughtful and who walks down life’s path with his beloved Setters..Ike, Lefty, Rocky and Garth on one side and his lovely Suzanne on the other.”


Breast Surgery & Breast Oncology Training
Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital – NYC
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Boston, MA
Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Breast Care Center – Baltimore, MD
National Cancer Institute – Bethesda, MD

Hahnemann Medical School – Monmouth Medical Center Medical School
NJ College of Medicine & Dentistry – Newark, NJ

Duquesne University – Pittsburg, PA

& Professional Affiliations

Fellow American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine


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