To protect patients, visitors and health care workers, we have implemented the following procedures:
- Non-urgent medical appointments should be rescheduled or converted to telehealth visits.
- Any patient checking in must tell staff and ask for a mask if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
- Anyone under 16 years of age NOT being seen as a patient is restricted from visiting any area.
- Visitor restrictions are in place. Please call to inquire about exceptions.
For general information, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website
Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.
Gretchen Ahrendt, MD
Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology
Professor of Surgery
Director, Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center
Conditions & Treatments
Surgery - Breast Surgical Oncology, Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, Board Certification
Clinical Interest for Patients
Breast cancer including DCIS and all invasive breast cancers
Neoadjuvant therapy to minimize extent of breast and axillary surgery
Oncoplastic breast surgery
Nipple sparing surgery
Sentinel node surgery
Tailored surgical treatment of the axilla
Benign breast conditions
My mission is to provide personalized advanced surgical breast cancer care to my patients and to help them navigate their cancer treatment to optimize their cancer outcome and survivorship. I also strive to support the emotional and educational needs of my patients and their families and to guide them to additional support services as required.