A National Reputation for Excellence in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
The Sullivan Center for Breast Health diagnoses and treats more breast cancers than any other medical facility in the Washington DC and Maryland area and has emerged as a national model for the refined use of medically advanced technology. Our goal is always achieving the most accurate results in the least invasive way. We have an efficient, anxiety-reducing process, including rapid turnaround times for biopsy results.
In 2009, Sibley's Sullivan Center for Breast Health was granted a three-year, full accreditation
designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. The Sullivan Center is also the only DC area facility with accreditations by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
What Comprehensive Means for You
Sibley's Sullivan Center for Breast Health is a comprehensive breast center with an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach that benefits the patient. The Sullivan Center, granted by the ACR as a Center of Excellence for breast imaging, features:
- Dedicated breast radiologists
- Dedicated breast surgeons on-site
- Same-day breast biopsy
- Nurse navigator for patient education, counseling and guidance
- Integrative Breast Imaging
- Fully digital imaging and patient information for seamless coordinated care
- Weekly meetings among multi-disciplinary staff to review cases
- Genetic testing and counseling on-site
- Easy parking
- Takes most major insurance plans
Dedicated Breast Radiologists Find More Breast Cancers Earlier
Early intervention is key to effective breast cancer treatment and mammograms are among the best tools for early detection. An accurate reading is critical. A 2007 study by Seattle's Group Health Cooperative found that accuracy in reading mammograms varies tremendously, with some radiologists missing as many as 40 percent of tumors. The best results, the study found, came from diagnostic centers staffed with breast-imaging experts.
Treating breast disease often requires the interaction of specialists from multiple departments including surgery, oncology, radiology, pathology, plastic surgery, physical therapy, behavioral medicine and nursing. Comprehensive breast centers like Sibley coordinate all of these services to provide the best possible care for each patient. The Breast Center Nurse Navigator coordinates all aspects of a patient’s care-from diagnosis and treatment through recovery
. Additional aspects of the comprehensive cancer program include:
- Radiation Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Breast Radiology
- Psychosocial Support
- Oncology Nursing
- Genetic Counseling
- Nutrition Counseling
- Community Outreach
Email Jennie Tarica, our Nurse Navigator, to find out more information about the diagnostic, treatment and recovery process at Sibley.