Marc E Boisvert, MD,MBA| Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery | MedStar Health

Marc E Boisvert, MD, MBA
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1221 reviews)

Specialties: Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery

Languages: English

202-877-6599

About me

One of the nation's top breast surgeons, Marc E. Boisvert, MD, FACS, has trained many other breast surgeons in practice throughout the world and has been named one of the best doctors in the region and nation over the past several years.

Dr. Boisvert is the site director of the MedStar Breast Health Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Since 2000, he has been director of the Georgetown University Hospital Breast Oncology Fellowship Program, the only breast fellowship program in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This one-year program, conducted after completion of surgical residency, allows young surgeons to gain additional specialty training. Additionally, Dr. Boisvert is chief of the division of Breast Surgery and a clinical associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. On his watch, intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer treatment started at the Hospital Center, where he has been the medical director since 1994. The Breast Health Program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. He has practiced at MedStar Washington Hospital Center since 1986.

Dr. Boisvert frequently performs low re-excision rate partial mastectomy with oncoplastic closure provided by experienced plastic surgeons, skin and nipple-sparing mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, axillary dissection, and intraoperative radiation therapy.

At Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, breast care focuses on the entire patient and is provided by a highly specialized team. We provide care through an interdisciplinary tumor board, a broad panel of experts in all areas of breast cancer care, including nurse navigators, nurse practitioners, and access to the latest technology and treatments through clinical trials.

The hospital's ongoing clinical trials allow selected patients with initially positive lymph nodes to forego axillary dissection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. This is something very new and breast surgeons here are on the verge of using radioactive seed localization instead of wire localization for nonpalpable breast tumors. These seeds can be placed several days before a surgical procedure, unlike wires which need to be placed the same day. This advance shortens the time needed to access the operating room.

Clinical areas of focus

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

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Prosthesis
  • Breast Thickening
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Congenital Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Contusion Of Breast
  • Deformity Of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dense 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
  • Hernia
  • History Of Breast Cancer
  • Hypopigmented Nipple Lesions
  • Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammary Duct Ectasia
  • Mammary Dysplasia
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Mastopathy
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple Diseases
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Nipple Lesions
  • Paget's Disease Of The Breast
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
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Procedures I perform

  • Aspiration Breast Cyst
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Conservation
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Core Needle Biopsy Of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastotomy
  • Mediports
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Open Breast Biopsy
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
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Practice locations

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

202-877-8484

Fax 202-877-8483

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Floor 1
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7937

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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
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect 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
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Residency Program: Saint Raphael Campus (1986)

Internship Program: Saint Raphael Campus (1982)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1981)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 19, 2023

    I truly appreciate my Dr., he is one of the best. Makes things very clear. He is very passionate about what he does and about his patients. (Drr. Boisvert)

  • Dec 13, 2023

    Not bad

  • Dec 6, 2023

    My experience was very good because I was treated with respect and warmth. Our dialogue was not quick but with care, concern and clarity of concerns.