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

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

4.8 out of 5 (625 reviews)

Specialities: 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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110 Irving Street Northwest
Floor 1
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7937

Fax 202-877-6599

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Fax 202-877-6599

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

202-877-8484

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Fax 202-877-8483

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

202-416-2000
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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Apr 28, 2022

    Good

  • Mar 22, 2022

    Good

  • Mar 22, 2022

    This doctor is excellent, and I would absolutely recommend him to others. He listens well and provides clear answers. He seems genuinely caring and not just a surgeon who likes cutting things out. I think I prefer seeing him at another office location, which seems more welcoming and responsive.