19415 Deerfield Avenue
Lansdowne, Virginia 20176
January 26, 2020
*SEE THE 05/15/2020 UPDATE BELOW*
The Comprehensive Breast Center is becoming a reality!
Those of you who have come to Dr. Chiantella's practice over the years have been aware of her dream of creating a truly "one-stop" interdisciplinary site for women to get comprehensive care all in one place, should they be diagnosed with breast cancer. The stress of a cancer diagnosis itself is enormous, but the care system for breast cancer involves several different specialists, most often in different locations. The stress is amplified as the patient is forced to bounce back and forth between multiple sites of care. With the support of excellent Medical Oncologists, high-quality radiologists, and the Loudoun Medical Group Board, we are revolutionizing Breast Cancer care in Northern Virginia!
With a target opening date for this summer, Dr. Chiantella's practice is partnering with the LMG Cancer Center, the practice of Medical Oncologists Drs. Mei Firestone and Syed Ali, in a single office, and will be joined in that same suite by the physician radiologists and mammography/ultrasound technologists of Reston Radiology Consultants. The facility will be located in the 19500 building of Sandridge Way, on the corner of Lansdowne Boulevard and Riverside Parkway. The office will include the Infusion Center, the offices of the medical oncologists and breast surgeon, mammography, ultrasound, and DEXA, as a start.
This is incredibly exciting for us as providers, knowing we will have instant communication with one another about the shared patients under our care. And the convenience and comprehensive care we will offer our patients is unparalleled.
Many patients, and indeed many physicians, are unaware that the actual "3D" portion of a 3D mammogram can not be reproduced on film or on a CD - in fact, it can not be viewed anywhere outside of the imaging center where it was actually performed! Although 3D mammography has advantages, unless the breast surgeon is physically in the imaging location, the surgeon can not view an entire 3D study, and this is a great impediment to rendering an independent opinion. Dr. Chiantella is particularly excited by the upcoming imaging clincial parnership, as she finally will be able to see ALL of the imaging of her patients who choose to undergo breast imaging in her office.
As the project progresses, please check back on this page for further details and updates!! (And do take a look at the LBHN.org website, we are always looking for assistance in identifying those whom we can help, and are happy for new volunteers who wish to "Pay it Forward"!)
Along with everything else affected by the COVID pandemic, there was a delay in getting the new office buildout started - but this is now underway, with anticipated construction completion for the end of August! Keep your fingers crossed..........this will be such an improvement in breast care delivery in our area! It has been a long road getting this far, but it will be well worth the wait!