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 are board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained breast surgeons. They offer patients operative care with minimally invasive techniques being used whenever possible and treatment tailored to the unique needs of the individual patient. Our breast surgeons 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
- Oncoplastic surgery
- Breast Reconstructive surgery
Breast Surgery Journey
- Arriving at Virginia Hospital Center
Address: 1625 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22205. Park in the Zone A Parking. Take garage elevator to the LOBBY, and then the Hospital's elevators to the 2nd floor.
- Arriving at the Surgery Center
Surgery Center located on the 2nd floor of 1625 Building. Sign-in on the clip board in the reception area. Shortly thereafter, a nurse will escort you back to your all-private preoperative room.
- Surgery Center
Your surgical preparation begins. You will change into a gown and a nurse will confirm your medical history and surgical procedure. After this, your family, friend or loved one will be invited back to join you.
- Preparation in Radiology or Nuclear Medicine
If your surgeon has ordered a preoperative diagnostic procedure, you will be transported to Radiology or Nuclear Medicine. These procedures are not for all patients. After, you will be transported back to your room in the Surgery Center.
- Pre-Surgical Communication
Before surgery, you will meet with your anesthesiologist and surgeon(s). After, you will be transported to the operating room for surgery.
- Operating Room (OR)
A dedicated breast care OR team will provide highly specialized care.
- Tracking During Surgery
The Smart Track Monitor in the Surgery Center reception area allows your family, friends or loved ones to know where you are throughout your surgical journey by an assigned identification number.
- Post-Surgical Care
After surgery, some patients will be transported to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for careful monitoring during recovery, and others are transported directly back to the Surgery Center. Time spent in these areas can vary for each patient.
- After PACU
After the PACU, some patients will be transported back to the Surgery Center and then discharged. Other patients will be admitted to an all-private patient room on 5A. Your surgeon determines if you stay overnight.
- Post-Surgical Communication
Following surgery, the surgeon will meet your family, friends or loved ones in the Surgery Center reception area to update them about your surgery and status.