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Erika L. Rager MD, MPH, Breast Surgery

Erika L. Rager, MD, MPH

I believe in a teamwork approach to care in which the patients and physician work together to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

Provider Type

Franciscan Physician Network

Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine, Public Health and General Preventative Medicine

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Franciscan Physician Network Breast & Melanoma Specialists Indianapolis

Franciscan Physician Network Breast & Melanoma Specialists Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 S. Emerson Ave
Cancer Center Suite 104
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 781-7391

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 South Emerson Avenue
Suite 101
Indianapolis, IN 46237-8601
(317) 528-1420

Office Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Health Cancer Center Mooresville

Franciscan Health Cancer Center Mooresville, Mooresville, IN

1201 Hadley Road, Suite 105
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 834-5900

Franciscan Physician Network Breast & Melanoma Specialists Mooresville

Franciscan Physician Network Breast & Melanoma Specialists Mooresville, Mooresville, IN

Center for Women
1205 Hadley Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 781-7391

Office Hours:
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Franciscan Surgery Center

Franciscan Surgery Center, Indianapolis, IN

5255 E. Stop 11 Rd., Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 528-5900

Office Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

St. Francis Mooresville Surgery Center, LLC

St. Francis Mooresville Surgery Center, LLC, Mooresville, IN

1215 Hadley Road
Suite 100
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 834-9900

Office Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 5:30 pm

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 S. Emerson Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 528-5000

Franciscan Health Mooresville

Franciscan Health Mooresville, Mooresville, IN

1201 Hadley Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 831-1160

  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Nashville, TN
  • Residency
    General Surgery, Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine, Public Health and General Preventative Medicine

Awards and Honors


Dr. Rager is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Society of Surgical Oncology


Dr. Rager provides all services related to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, benign breast diseases and breast cancer risk assessment. She also provides services related to the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, including wide local excision (WLE), sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissection. Dr. Rager also offers access to cutting-edge clinical trials. 

  • Consultations for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
  • Evaluation of a breast mass.
  • Breast cancer risk assessment, including genetic testing and referral for genetic counseling as needed.
  • Evaluation of nipple discharge and breast pain.
  • Post procedure lympedema risk assessment, prevention and treatment
  • Second opinions
  • Office Procedures
  • US guided breast needle biopsies and breast cyst aspirations
  • US guided lymph node needle core and fine needle aspiration biopsies
  • Superficial breast mass excisional biopsies
  • Incision and drainage of breast abscesses
  • Placement of accelerated partial breast radiation balloon with US guidance
  • Immediate cytology readings of fine needle aspiration biopsies
  • Excisional skin biopsies and punch biopsies
  • Cytology of bloody nipple discharge

Surgical Procedures

  • Breast conservation surgery for breast cancer
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy with intraoperative touch prep cytology
  • Intraoperative US guided breast conservation surgery
  • Margin assessment with breast conservation surgery
  • Breast oncoplastic reconstruction after breast conservation surgery
  • Breast conservation surgery with contralateral breast rejuvenation surgery (performed with plastic surgeon) i.e., breast reduction, mastopexy
  • Skin and nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction, including implant and flap reconstructions (performed with plastic surgeon)

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