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Molly Sebastian, MD, FACS has been named Chairman of the Genetics Working Group of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

“One of the first initiatives of the Working Group, done in cooperation with the American Society for Clinical Oncology, was to survey physicians nationwide to assess how they incorporate genetic testing into their practice, and how they keep up to date,” says Dr. Sebastian. “Based on survey results, we will design courses to help breast cancer specialists stay current with this rapidly changing area of cancer care. ” The Working Group advocates on behalf of patients for insurance companies to cover genetic testing. “We can now test for genetic defects that predict a higher risk of developing breast cancer, enabling us to manage that risk proactively and reduce it for patients who test positive. This testing is now cost-effective. While insurance coverage has improved, there are still barriers for many patients,” says Dr. Sebastian. “We aim to improve the availability of genetic testing for patients nationally.”

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Breast Surgery

The Hospital's NAPBC Accredited Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health is led by Molly L. Sebastian, MD, FACS, Medical Director, who partners with Devina McCray, MD. Drs. Sebastian and McCray focus exclusively on breast surgery in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington, DC area. They offer patients operative care, with minimally invasive techniques being used whenever possible and treatment tailored to the unique needs of the individual patient. Drs. Sebastian, McCray and their team provide the medical expertise that ensures patients have the highest quality care, all in one place, in their efforts to stay breast-healthy.

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 Surgery Journey

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The J. Della Ratta Family Center for Surgery

The Virginia Hospital Center Department of Surgery was dedicated and renamed as The J. Della Ratta Family Center for Surgery at a private ceremony on June 2, 2016. Read more

2016 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors

Congratulations Molly L. Sebastian, MD, FACS for being named in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2016 TOP DOCTORS!



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