Atsuko Okabe, MD| Breast Surgery | MedStar Health

Atsuko Okabe, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (722 reviews)

Specialties: Breast Surgery

Languages: Japanese, English

(443) 777-6249

About me

Atsuko Okabe, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast conditions – both cancerous and benign. She sees patients at the Breast Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and at MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

Dr. Okabe is trained to offer her patients the latest, most state-of-the-art treatment options, including breast conserving surgery, nipple-sparing mastectomy, and accelerated partial breast radiation. She advocates strongly for the use of clinical trials and encourages eligible patients to consider participating in research-based care, as a pathway to achieving the best possible clinical outcomes. Dr. Okabe is an active participant in multidisciplinary tumor board conferences, where patient cases are assessed by a team of MedStar Health oncologists, and the most optimal plan of care is determined for each. Additionally, as she is meeting with patients and families, she emphasizes the importance of self-breast exam, often debunking the myth that “only those with a family history of breast cancer need to be concerned about breast cancer.”

Dr. Okabe is certified by the American Society of Breast Surgeons to perform breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and is actively involved in community outreach to promote breast cancer prevention and early detection. Dr. Okabe has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine.

Dr. Okabe’s Philosophy of Care

“What keeps me going each day is the incredible amount of inspiration my patients bring to me. Their strength, courage, and determination as they go through difficult times, is amazing. The women I care for are facing unique and very personal challenges. I am committed to supporting them every step of the way and am truly grateful to be part of their journey.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Acquired Absence Of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Prosthesis
  • Breast Thickening
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Congenital Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Contusion Of Breast
  • Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dense Breast
  • Disproportion Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Dysplasia Of Breast
  • Er Positive Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Galactocele
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gynecomastia
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
  • History Of Breast Cancer
  • History Of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Hypertrophy Of Breast
  • Hypopigmented Nipple Lesions
  • Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammary Duct Ectasia
  • Mammary Dysplasia
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Mastopathy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple Diseases
  • Nipple Lesions
  • Paget's Disease Of The Breast
  • Postmastectomy Lymphedema Syndrome
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Aspiration Breast Cyst
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Cancer Genetics
  • Breast Conservation
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Core Needle Biopsy Of Breast
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mammogram
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Breast Biopsy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
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Practice locations

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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 110
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6500

Fax 443-777-6249

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Fax 443-777-6249

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 110
Bel Air, MD, 21015

443-777-6500

Fax 443-777-6249

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Fax 443-777-6249

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • First Health PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Tricare Prime

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Residency Program: University of New Mexico (1992)

Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine (1987)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc, 2014

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 15, 2023

    Dr. Okabe is a phenomenal doctor who genuinely cares about her patients.

  • Nov 2, 2023

    Dr. Okabe is wonderful! A blessing in my life.

  • Oct 30, 2023

    Dr. Okabe was wonderful.