Breast Surgery Services

Breast Surgery Services with Virginia Cancer Specialists

Virginia Cancer Specialists breast surgery services provide a full service spectrum that includes breast cancer surgery, breast surgery for benign breast conditions, screening, diagnosis, radiation oncology, medical oncology, genetic testing and counseling, palliative care and more.

From benign breast problems to breast cancer it’s my passion to keep informed of the latest treatments and technologies that benefit my patients. I love working with an experienced and dedicated team of physicians who work to personalize and tailor each treatment plan to best meet the needs of the patient as an individual – and the family as a whole.    Stephanie Akbari, MD, FACS

“I believe in a covenant relationship with each patient and family. This is my calling, not just my job. We encounter the person with breast cancer at a most vulnerable time. Our goal is to truly care for them and guide them through the development of a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of the patient’s concerns and helps them move forward.”   Hernan Vargas, MD, FACS

 

Breast Services Include:

  • Breast Surgery and Breast Cancer Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Radiation Oncology
  • Breast Medical Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies
  • Ultrasound guided breast biopsy
  • FNA-Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Lymphedema L-Dex measurement test
  • Skin punch biopsy
  • Genetic testing
  • Molecular profiling testing

 

Virginia Cancer Specialists offers a 360 degree approach to cutting-edge and integrated care for patients with breast problems, from benign breast disease to breast cancer, as well as those who have a high risk for developing breast disease.

Our surgeons work closely with our dedicated breast cancer medical oncologists and radiation oncologists – located right in our community.

Learn about our Breast Cancer Services Here

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                            [post_content] => Dr. Stephanie Akbari received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She then went on to do her residency in surgery at Harvard’s New England Deaconess Hospital. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and has previously served on committees of both of those organizations. Since 2005 she has been recognized as one of the region’s “Top Docs” in breast surgery by Washingtonian Magazine.

Dr. Akbari was the first dedicated breast surgeon in Northern Virginia and has been practicing in the area since 2002. She has been a pioneer in breast cancer surgery, continually integrating new technology into treatments she offers her patients. She was the first breast surgeon in the area to become certified in breast ultrasound, the first to incorporate partial breast irradiation into her practice, and the first to perform office based minimally invasive breast biopsies. In 2007, she established the first nationally accredited breast center in the Washington, DC region. She believes in personalized care and strives to put together the best treatment protocol individually tailored to meet the needs of each patient and their families.

In her leisure time, Dr. Akbari likes to spend time with her husband and two teenage boys. She also enjoys cooking, fitness, hiking, and traveling.


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                            [post_content] => Dr. Hernan Vargas believes in a covenant relationship with each patient and family. His goal is to provide the highest quality patient-centered care within a multidisciplinary group of like-minded individuals that results in a personalized treatment plan for each patient the team is privileged to serve.

Dr. Vargas joins Virginia Cancer Specialists with over 20 years of experience in the care of women with breast cancer and benign conditions of the breast. Before joining VCS, Dr. Vargas served as Associate Professor of Surgery at UCLA; he has been Director of the Breast Programs at Harbor-UCLA, in Los Angeles, California and at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, in Fairfax, Virginia. He has contributed to the development of new surgical techniques in breast cancer care being the author of more than 100 scientific publications.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Vargas has lectured nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of several awards for leadership and teaching excellence. Dr. Vargas has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” in breast surgery by Washingtonian Magazine, LA Magazine and Castle-Connoly’s America’s Top Doctors for Cancer .

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Dr. Akbari is a pioneer in breast cancer surgery, continually integrating new technology into treatments she offers to her patients.

Dr. Vargas  believes in a covenant relationship with each patient and family. His goal is to provide the highest quality patient-centered care within a multidisciplinary group of like-minded individuals that results in a personalized treatment plan for each patient the team is privileged to serve.

Appointments:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephanie Akbari, in the Fairfax Office, please call   (703) 208-3120


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hernan Vargas, in the Fair Oaks Office, please call   (703) 208-9350

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