Dr. Stephanie Akbari, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 55

Dr. Akbari
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Virginia Cancer Specialists

8613 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22031

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(703) 208-3120

Dr. Stephanie Akbari, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akbari to book an appointment.

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Dr. Akbari is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center Arlington, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Akbari's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akbari treats Ductal Carcinoma in Situ more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Akbari treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Breast Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akbari treats Breast Cancer more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Akbari treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akbari performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Akbari performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Akbari's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia

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Dr. Akbari accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Akbari's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akbari

4.7

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
90.625%
(29)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (27)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (26)
  • Listened & answered questions (26)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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She is wonderful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda – Jun 15, 2021
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Dr. Akbari and her office staff are excellent. Dr. Akbari spent a significant amount of time with me explaining my diagnosis, options, risks, and recommendations. Her staff had everything arranged - including all surgery and follow up appointments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa F – Feb 27, 2021
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She might be the greatest surgeon on earth. I was offended by her dismissal of my feelings. After a couple of drawings she was ready to hand me off to her assistant to schedule my mastectomy. I walked out and found another surgeon.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Akbari is an excellent doctor. I am so pleased that I was able to work with her during a very stressful period in my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carla – Feb 27, 2021
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Beside manner was superb. She and he office staff made me comfortable and put me at ease almost instantly. Dr. Akbari was straight to the point, no fluff, but also very kind. A wonderful physician! 100% recommend!
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Angela – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Akbari knows what her patients need. Wonderful doctor!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara C. – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Akbari and her staff is friendly, knowledgeable and show compassion. They listened to my concerns and thoroughly explained the plan of care. Furthermore, when a message or email is sent, they respond quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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JB – Feb 25, 2021
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Excellent team at Dr. Akbari's office. Dr. Akbari took the time to explain the diagnosis and the options. The team came through to offer their help in the next step.
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I was seen for my annual follow-up after my breast cancer surgery in 2017. I was seen by the Nurse Practitioner. My mammogram results were reviewed and I still have a normal post surgery which is always reassuring to hear. I was very satisfied with this visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Akbari is an exceptional physician. I would recommend her to anyone who needs her services. Her staff is also very kind and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Norita McGreevy – Dec 28, 2020
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Dr. Akbari is the surgeon you want if you want the most aggressive care possible. She is a professional who knows what she is doing and your treatment will be done her way - but only her way. If you have personal concerns or don't want the absolute most aggressive plan, you will be better served by another physician who is willing to focus on tailoring treatments to the individual patient. She seems rather unaware there are real people with real lives on the receiving end of those great outcome numbers. Get a copy of her documentation after your consultation to see how she talks about you to all of your other doctors, and remember, you are not silly or foolish to want a say in what happens to you. If you don't want a say and will do whatever she says, you can't go wrong with Dr. Akbari.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Dr Akbari, was thorough, and explained everything I needed to know, regarding my breast issues with care, concern and thorough follow up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 14, 2020
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Really appreciated Dr Akbari's expertise and reassurance! My radiologist recommended surgical consultation post-biopsy, and Dr Akbari was excellent in explaining the clinical rationale behind the recommendation, the options available going forward, and the considerations that could favor one option over the other. My office visit was relatively brief, but my gut feeling was that she is a very good doctor and I would definitely go back to her should the need arise. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JP – Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Akbari combines expertise with compassion. She is thorough, patient and she listens ! She creates a safe environment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Awful experience. Came into consult w riding boots and jodhpurs in a huge hurry to examine and then draw on a pad where she would cut and cut... She did not listen to history or my concerns. Just wanted me to schedule surgery right away...You can tell she likes to perform surgery as she wanted to do way more than I needed or wanted! Did not go back and grabbed my records on the way out! Her bedside manner is hugely lacking.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr Akbari is the best. She treated my breast cancer expert and with compassion and care.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Akbari for breast cancer surgery. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. During my initial visit, she was thorough in explaining my diagnosis. She wrote down my treatment plan, including options, and gave the plan to me. I had a double mastectomy, which was successful. My recovery was quick and as planned. The Nurse Navigator, Claudia, was excellent. She coordinated everything for me, including appointments with my reconstruction surgeon and the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Stephanie Akbari, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Boston, MA
Fellowship Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA
Residency Hospital
Chief Resident in Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA
Residency Hospital
New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA
Residency Hospital
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
New Eng Deaconess Hospital
Internship Hospital
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Awards

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What are Dr. Stephanie Akbari, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akbari frequently treats Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Breast Cancer, and Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Akbari treats.

Where is Dr. Stephanie Akbari, MD's office located?

Dr. Akbari's office is located at 8613 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22031. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Virginia Cancer Specialists

Virginia Cancer Specialists8613 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22031
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Akbari is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)