Astrid M. Botty van den Bruele, MD
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I am passionate about creating patient-centered multidisciplinary treatment plans, which integrate my patient's personal values with evidence-based care.
– Astrid M. Botty van den Bruele, MD

Astrid M. Botty van den Bruele, MD

Surgical Oncologist

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Accepting New Patients
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Where I See Patients
Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center - Durham, NC
Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center - Durham, NC
Duke Cancer Center North Durham - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
I am passionate about creating patient-centered multidisciplinary treatment plans, which integrate my patient's personal values with evidence-based care.
– Astrid M. Botty van den Bruele, MD

About Me

I consider it a tremendous honor to support my patients throughout their breast cancer journey. When I meet with patients and their loved ones, I aim to provide a clear and comprehensive understanding of their diagnosis. I listen to their concerns and questions, and together we develop a multidisciplinary treatment plan that incorporates their goals with evidence-based practice and emerging research. I aim to equip my patients with the knowledge and confidence needed to navigate their cancer care comfortably moving forward. We have a wonderful team devoted to delivering the best possible care, every step of the way. As a breast cancer surgeon, I have clinical expertise in benign, high risk and malignant breast disease. I specialize in lumpectomies and breast conserving surgeries, skin-sparing or nipple sparing mastectomies, excisional biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsies, and complete axillary lymph node dissections. I look forward to meeting you and helping you take control of your breast health.

School of Medicine Departments and Divisions
Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

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Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Breast Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), 2019-2020
General Surgery, University of Florida - Jacksonville, 2014-2019
MD, Howard University (Washington, D.C.), 2014

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I am actively involved in research aimed at improving breast cancer outcomes. I have done studies on various aspects of breast cancer surgery, recurrent breast cancer and benign, and malignant breast disease. I also have a special interest in young women with breast cancer. My work has been presented at national meetings and has been published in various journals. I maintain active membership in local and national societies, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Women Surgeons.


Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.