Top Breast Cancer
Dr. Williams dedicates his practice to breast care. His clinical expertise is in both malignant and benign diseases of the breast. He focuses on comprehensive, minimally invasive and compassionate care of women and men with breast disease. He is an active member of the American Society of
Dr. Williams was the first Breast Surgeon in the state of Virginia to obtain from the American Society of Breast Surgeons simultaneous “Certification in Breast Ultrasound” and “Certification in Stereotactic Breast Procedures” and be a participant in the “Mastery of Breast Surgery Quality Initiative Pilot Program.”
In 2008, Dr. Williams established the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference to enhance the “Team Approach” of breast specialists working together to treat this disease. This comprehensive approach has been embraced by the local hospitals, medical community and most importantly, the
John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S.
community as a whole. The Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas developed from this broad collaboration and Dr. Williams’ leadership.
He is the Director of The Breast Center at the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas. This breast center was accredited in 2010 by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Breast Center is affiliated with both Prince William Hospital and The Fauquier Hospital. Every newly diagnosed breast cancer patient of Dr. Williams’ is presented at the breast center’s monthly Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference for an exhaustive review of all treatment options and opportunities for enrolling into clinical research trials.
Diagnostic services offered in Dr. Williams’ office include: breast ultrasound, image guided needle biopsies, and genetic testing for hereditary breast cancer (BRCA 1 & 2 mutations).
Dr. Williams has privileges at Prince William Hospital, The Fauquier Hospital, and INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital.
Minimally Invasive Breast Procedures
Ultrasound Guided Needle Breast Biopsy
Ultrasound Guided Breast Cyst Aspiration
Ultrasound Guided Axillary Lymph Node Biopsy
Stereotactic Needle Breast Biopsy
Breast Cancer Surgical Procedures:
Intra-operative Ultrasound guided
breast surgical procedures
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques
-Wider margins using Plastic Surgical techniques
-Skin Sparing Mastectomy (with reconstruction)
-Nipple Sparing Mastectomy (with reconstruction)
-Areola sparing mastectomy (with reconstruction)
Immediate Breast Reconstruction with a Plastic Surgeon
oExpander / Saline-Silicone Implant oTRAM flap reconstruction oD.I.E.P flap reconstruction oLatissimus Flap reconstruction
Education & Training
B.S. Psychology with Distinction
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Breast Disease
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Board of Surgery, Certified
American Medical Association
Fauquier County Medical Society
Prince William Medical Society
Medical Society of Virginia
Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
Baylor College of Medicine
Resident in Surgery
Chief Resident in Surgery
Clinical Instructor in Surgery
Prince William Hospital, Manassas, VA
The Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, VA
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital
Prince William Surgery Center, Manassas, VA
Breast Center at the Cancer Center
at Lake Manassas
In Memory of Dr. Michael E. Debakey
1908 - 2008
Dr. Williams and his father, L. Polk Williams, Jr, MD, FACS both trained to become surgeons under the guidance of Dr. Debakey at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Debakey’s influence on Dr. Williams started at an early age through stories and pearls of wisdom from his father. He was in the twilight of his surgical career when Dr. Williams trained with him, but his impact will be life long. Dr. Debakey’s life motto was "The pursuit of excellence has been my objective in life."
Dr. Debakey is considered by many to be the greatest surgeon of the 20th century. He was an innovator of many cardiovascular surgical techniques and was a world-wide statesman for improving healthcare. He helped create the first M*A*S*H* units used in the Korean War, the Veterans Administration Hospital System, and led the creation of the National Library of Medicine. He held counsel with every U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower. In 2008, at the age of 99, Dr. Debakey was presented the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States Congress in recognition of service to one's country and humanity. Dr. Debakey died on July 11, 2008.
Dr. Michael E. Debakey and Dr. Williams
performing an aortic reconstruction
at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas in 1997.
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