Dr. Hernan Vargas, MD

Dr. Hernan Vargas, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hernan Vargas, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Fairfax, VA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital.

Inova Medical Group - Breast Surgery

3580 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 101

Fairfax, VA 22033
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Vargas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vargas "Dr. Vargas believes in a covenant relationship with his patients. His goal is to deliver the highest quality patient-centered care in the setting of multidisciplinary collaboration. Dr. Vargas has contributed to the development of new surgical techniques in breast cancer care being the author of more than 100 scientific publications with a primary interest in the field of breast cancer."


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  • General Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases


  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia / Faculty Of Sciences and Phylosophy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Facultad De Medicina Alberto Hurtado
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Cayetano Heredia University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • National Cancer Institute At The National Institutes Of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vargas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vargas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vargas to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Vargas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Springfield, VA |
I met Dr. Vargas at one of the hardest times of my life. He treated me with respect and made me feel at ease by assuring me that I would make it through just fine. Dr. Vargas and everyone at his office were very kind (especially the lady at the front desk- Becky)!
in Manassas, VA |
387 days... Mammograms. Sonograms. Biopsies. CT Scans. Bone Scans. MRIs. 2 lumpectomies. 1 bilateral mastectomy. 5 months of chemo. 6 weeks of radiation. I couldn't have survived all of this without Dr. Vargas and the amazing team of professionals he works with. I owe him my life....
in Frederick, MD |
Excellent physician. Very caring. Good explanations. In tandem with my oncologist (with whom he meets every Monday), gave me a course of treatment for breast cancer, allowing me to decide which treatment to begin with first after discussing together the pros and cons. Called me at home twice. His staff stayed in close contact, as well. I don't place complete trust in doctors very often; I feel comfortable doing so with Dr. Vargas. Would recommend this surgeon in a heartbeat.
in Falls Church, VA |
He told me my course of treatment was up to me. Then he changed his mind and waited until my pre-surgery visit to tell me. Worst experience with a doctor I've ever had. Condescending manner. Would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vargas accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vargas has admitting privileges

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Inova Loudoun Hospital
44045 Riverside Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176
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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
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