Dr. David Weintritt, a board certified breast surgeon and Founder of the National Breast Center with the goal of improving access to care, technology for breast cancer screening and treatment, and giving women in the Washington Metropolitan Area the options they deserve joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Technology Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. David Weintritt discuss the following:
- What convinced you to offer ultrasound breast screening to your patients and describe the patient type who should have this examination?
- What is the SonoCiné AWBUS™ technology and why did you choose to offer this breast screening examination?
- How is ultrasound different than mammography and why not use ultrasound on all women instead of mammography?
- Why don’t all breast facilities offer this type of screening for their dense breasted patients?
- I understand that there are Breast Density Information Laws that are forcing imaging facilities to tell women if they have dense breast tissue. Are they working and how do you feel about this?
- Tell us about the new insurance codes for ultrasound breast screening. What does this mean for dense breasted women and the facilities who offer this supplemental screening?
- What is your advice to women for protecting their breast health?
Dr. David Weintritt is a board certified breast surgeon and founder of the National Breast Center. Dr. Weintritt completed his college and medical education at the University of Florida. After graduation, he served as a general surgeon in the Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base.
During his tenure as an Air Force surgeon, he was able to work with Bethesda Naval Hospital in offering sentinel node biopsy, a procedure now standard in breast cancer surgery. From there, he entered into private practice in Annapolis, MD where he worked in the hospital’s new breast center; gaining experience in breast ultrasound and minimally invasive approaches for breast disease management.
In 2003, Dr. Weintritt opened his own practice in Alexandria, VA. He started a program for sentinel node biopsy and was the first to bring partial breast radiation to the area.
In 2010, Dr. Weintritt was named a director of the INOVA Mount Vernon Breast Care Institute. He is consistently the highest volume breast cancer surgeon in the INOVA system.
In 2012 Dr. Weintritt founded the National Breast Center to continue raising awareness of new treatment options and to expand services available for breast cancer patients.
In 2014 Dr. Weintritt founded the National Breast Center Foundation with the goal of improving access to care, technology for breast cancer screening and treatment, and giving women in the Washington Metropolitan Area the options they deserve.