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Breast surgery at Virginia Hospital Center is led by Stephanie R. Akbari, MD, FACS, who is Medical Director of the Hospital's NAPBC-accredited Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health. Dr. Akbari and her partner Molly L. Sebastian, MD, FACS, Associate Medical Director of the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health (Fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery) focus exclusively on breast surgery in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington, DC area. They offer patients expert operative care, with minimally-invasive techniques being used whenever possible and treatment tailored to the unique needs of the individual patient.

Procedures available to breast cancer patients and other patients with diseases of the breast include - but are not limited to - the following:

  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • MRI-guided biopsy
  • Sentinel node biopsy and/or excision
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic surgery
  • Breast reconstruction surgery – including but not limited to DIEP, SGAP, and TUG flaps, as well as implant-based reconstructive surgeries – performed in conjunction with Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Mazen Bedri, MD

Regardless of the surgery they receive, all breast cancer patients benefit from the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health at Virginia Hospital Center's multidisciplinary approach to the continuum of care—as well as the Hospital's commitment to patient education and empowerment, so that patients are well-equipped to manage their cancer diagnosis.


Mazen Bedri, MD; Molly L. Sebastian, MD, FACSStephanie R. Akbari, MD, FACS

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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