Andrea's Journey

Selecting My Breast Cancer Surgeon: Eleni Tousimis, MD

June 25, 2019
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My client, Dr. Tina Alster who is  a clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is also a breast cancer survivor. She referred me to her colleague, Dr. Eleni Tousimi who I met with on June 25th.

Dr. Eleni Tousimis is site director of the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Director of the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center, Chief of breast surgery, and Breast Oncology Fellowship director at MedStar Georgetown. She is a renowned board-certified breast surgical oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive breast cancer surgery. Dr. Tousimis is recognized for her pursuit of new initiatives in breast cancer management, including nipple-sparing mastectomy, partial breast radiation and anesthetic techniques for breast surgery. She has over 15 years of experience in nipple-sparing mastectomy.  She is known as a pioneer in this technique and teaches it nationally. She uses a bra-line incision whenever feasible, barely leaving a visible scar. Her attention to cancer cure, cosmetic outcome, and pain control during and after surgery has led to improved recovery, aesthetics, and outcomes for her patients.

Immediately after meeting her, I knew that Dr. Tousimis was the right surgeon for me. She is incredibly smart, kind, and personable. I have complete trust in her judgement, and know that she will provide excellent care.

Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Tousimis and breast cancer treatment options.

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