I was fortunate enough to visit both the Chevy Chase and Annandale offices. At each visit I was pleasantly greeted by the front desk staff and nurses.
Dr. Albino performed two separate surgeries 9 months apart. The first was to insert breast expanders during my double mastectomy. The second was my DIEP FLAP reconstructive surgery (together with Dr. Rao). Both surgeries were a huge success with NO complications, and the healing was so quick with both procedures. I honestly believe with both surgeries, so much could have gone wrong with the wrong surgeon. He had the extra difficulty during the DIEP FLAP reconstruction of trying to make two breasts symmetrical, with only the left side having radiation and major skin changes. I am so THRILLED with the results! Even my oncologist said my reconstruction looks so good, she would use this team if she had to do this. SO thankful for Dr. Albino's expertise, great personality, and attention to detail. I would only use him for ANY plastic surgery!
Dr. Frank Albino was professional, kind, caring, sincere, the list is endless. With the amount of "problems" I had come up, Dr. Albino was always there for me, no matter what time of day, or even on weekends! His personalized attention to me and at times my emotional breakdowns I had with my cancer diagnosis, he understood and his compassion was above and beyond. Dr. Albino always: made me feel welcomed, explained every procedure to my full understanding, (and some days I admit were a challenge for him because I was so scared). Lindsay, Dr. Albino's nurse was professional and kind and always made me feel welcomed and cared for, just like Dr. Frank Albino. No question or concern was too great a challenge for Lindsay. She was always calm, cool, and collected. Mary, who was Dr. Albino's patient coordinator at the time, was warm, caring, and made scheduling my procedures so less fearful than they could have been otherwise. The front receptionist were professional, warm, and caring no matter how many times I bothered them with questions, or rescheduling. Dr. Albino's new patient coordinator (who's name escapes me at this time) has been "right on the money" and a wonderful replacement for his previous patient coordinator Mary. Despite the reason why I had to see Dr. Albino and "his crew" it was a wonderful and "never to be repeated" experience for me. As soon as I walked into Dr. Albino's office and met Dr. Frank Albino, I felt safe, secure, and well cared for. I have been to many doctors, and Dr. Frank Albino has been one of the top doctors I have had the pleasure to be under his care.
Dr. Albino and was very patient with me during what was probably one of the most stressful times of my life. He explained the options with realistic outcomes. He was amazing in dealing with me and my anxiety. He under promised and over delivered on both surgeries.
The outcome was not what I expected or had been discussed.
Procedure allowed me to keep my foot and has the greatest chances of long term success. The surgical team was very attentive and met me with where I was both physically and emotionally. [Single best thing is...] I still have a leg!
Dr. Albino has such a comforting and wonderful "bedside manner" and that really helps. He makes you feel very important every step of the way. His outstanding reputation precedes him. Dr. Albino always listened to what i had to say and resolved issues and concerns in a positive way. I had a lot of work done and it is amazing what a plastic surgeon can do to restore the body. Pretty amazing stuff. I had a lot of work done and it is amazing what a plastic surgeon can do to restore the body. Pretty amazing stuff.
Everyone is pleasant and the doctors are attentive and talented!
The office is run efficiently. Dr. Albino is thought of highly with surgeons at Inova. He is always thorough, friendly, patient with my questions, and shows empathy. Because of the outstanding skills and professionalism of Doctor Albino, I didn't worry about my outcome. I am still healing today, but the results of his work are excellent. I feel relieved and grateful.
Easy appointments around work schedule. Dr. Johnson explained procedures well, very friendly and competent.
I believe that the two doctors performed very well. Whereas a large portion of the DIEP flap Community bemoans the presence of "dog ears", I have none. Many folks have abdominal scars that are too high, mine is exactly where it should be. The doctors were there when I needed them.... via email, text, and telephone.
Dr. Albino is amazing. Really puts you at ease. Great surgeon. I'd see him again and have recommended him to friends and family. The hospital where the main procedure took place was fantastic as were all the nurses. Less discomfort than before procedure
Dr. Albino was professional and compassionate! He and the staff made themselves available for getting the process done in and expedient manner. I felt well cared for. Dr. Albino also focused on what would help me heal faster rather than just the surgery. I am thankful for everyone's kindness in helping me!