Inova's breast specialists offer integrated care spanning a broad spectrum of breast conditions, including benign diseases, breast cancer, and high-risk scenarios.

Our collaborative team of specialists ensures comprehensive treatment, enhancing patient outcomes. Inova's breast surgery experts work closely with professionals in surgical oncology, plastic reconstructive surgery, radiology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to facilitate seamless scheduling, imaging, and diagnostics. Access to breast care navigators and genetic counseling are integral parts of our comprehensive services.

Patients benefit from Inova's extensive network of specialists across five prominent hospitals in Northern Virginia, known nationally for their expertise. We accept most major commercial insurances and Medicaid; please contact us for insurance verification.

  • Breast cancer diagnosis: If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a breast surgeon will likely be part of your multidisciplinary treatment team. They can help develop a personalized treatment plan and perform surgical procedures such as lumpectomy or mastectomy. 
  • Breast pain or discomfort: Persistent or severe breast pain, especially if it affects your daily activities or quality of life, may warrant evaluation by a breast surgeon. They can help diagnose the cause of your pain and recommend appropriate treatment options. 
  • Breast lumps or masses: While not all breast lumps are cancerous, it's essential to have any new or unusual lumps evaluated by a breast surgeon. They can perform a clinical breast exam, order imaging tests if necessary, and determine whether further evaluation or treatment is needed. 
  • Breast cysts: Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the breast tissue and cause pain or discomfort. If you have recurrent or symptomatic breast cysts, a breast surgeon can help manage them through drainage or other interventions. 
  • Fibroadenomas: Fibroadenomas are benign breast tumors that can cause lumps or masses in the breast tissue. While they are typically non-cancerous, they may still require evaluation by a breast surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and discuss potential treatment options, such as monitoring or surgical removal. 
  • Abnormal mammogram or biopsy results: If your mammogram or other breast imaging tests show any abnormalities, a breast surgeon can help interpret the results and determine the appropriate next steps. 
  • Breast infections or abscesses: If you develop a breast infection (mastitis) or an abscess, a breast surgeon can provide treatment and management to resolve the infection and prevent complications. 
  • Nipple discharge: Persistent or abnormal nipple discharge, especially if it's spontaneous or occurs without stimulation, may require evaluation by a breast surgeon to rule out underlying causes such as infection or benign breast conditions. 
  • Genetic risk assessment: If you have a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors for the disease, a breast surgeon can assess your risk and recommend appropriate screening and prevention strategies, including genetic testing if indicated. This assessment can also be performed at the Inova Saville Screening Center.
  • Breast reconstruction: If you're considering breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy or other breast surgery, a breast surgeon with expertise in reconstructive techniques can discuss your options and coordinate your care. 

Seeing a breast surgeon is essential for accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment planning, surgical expertise, risk assessment, continuity of care, and emotional support related to breast health concerns. Whether you have symptoms, abnormalities on imaging, or concerns about breast cancer risk, consulting with a breast surgeon can provide you with the expertise and support you need to navigate your breast health journey effectively.

American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

ACS sealThe NAPBC improves all aspects of breast cancer and disease care, including screening, prevention, and early detection, as well as accurate diagnosis, and correct treatments for breast cancer. By setting the highest standards, the NAPBC ensures that breast centers provide the most comprehensive breast care based on scientific evidence about what works best for each and every patient.

Offered at: Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital

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Inova Schar Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

The recently approved Inova Schar Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Inova Fairfax Hospital is excited to welcome applicants for our first fellowship position! This 12-month multidisciplinary fellowship program boasts monthly clinical blocks interspersed with a hearty didactic schedule.

All of the rotations will take place at our world class facilities: Inova Schar Cancer and the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

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