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Dr. Regina Hampton

Breast Surgery
Lanham, MD
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Lanham, MD

Address

8116 Good Luck Rd, Suite 215, Lanham, MD
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Office

Lanham, MD

About

Bio

I am a board certified general surgeon with an expertise and focus on breast surgery. I own a dedicated breast surgery private practice. I treat women and men for benign and malignant breast problems. I perform oncoplastic techniques and nipple sparing mastectomy. My goals are to hide scars and maintain the form of the breast so it looks like surgery was never performed. I am the Medical Director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Care at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD.

Specialties
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Breast Surgery

Surgery

Doctor Q&A

861 Answers
534 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
See doctor: Gynecomastia can be related to certain medications. I recommend you see a breast specialist who can evaluate you. You are still in puberty and this i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
No: There is not a correlation. If you have a bloody or brownish color discharge, then please see a breast specialist for evaluation.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Biopsy: The only way to tell if a lump is cancerous is to get a needle biopsy . If you have a lump, i recommend you see your doctor.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Call your doctor: Please contact your doctor who prescribed the medication to get clarification on how long to take the medication. Another option is to get a 2nd opin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more seri... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Thank you: How thoughtful and kind. We appreciate helping you and others.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Talk to doctor: Double mastectomy is covered by insurance as well as reconstruction (make a new breast). I recommend you find a breast surgeon to discuss your reason... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Genetic counselor: I recommend you meet with a genetic counselor who can review your family medical history in detail. Tests can be done to determine if you have a risk... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
No: It is not necessary to remove the implants prior to getting pregnant. You should speak with your plastic surgeon to determine how the implants were p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Breast pain common: Breast pain and tenderness is very common and in most cases does not indicate cancer. Perform breast self exam each month. If you feel any abnormali... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Not law but standard: It's not a law but a requirement for the facility to be accredited. You should receive a letter with explanation. >"mammography facilities are req... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Gynecomastia: The most common cause of 'male breasts' on both sides is weight gain. Getting on an exercise regimen and changing your dietary habits can help. Ther... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Decrease caffeine: You most likely have fibrocystic changes. These are common. Try decreasing caffeine (coffee, tea, soda pop, iced tea, chocolate) and lowering stress... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Doctor: This is not a question that can be answered in this type of forum. You need to contact your breast surgeon and medical oncologist. It is important t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Pathology report: The only way to know if there is a breast cancer is to get a biopsy (piece of tissue). We can look at mammograms and have a "high suspicion" but the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Possible but: This depends on your age. After puberty, there is very little breast tissue growth. Breast size increases with weight gain or a good plastic surgeon. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Weight or medicine: Breast growth after puberty is caused by weight gain or medications. Weight gain is the most common. If there is an abnormal lump, contact your doct... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Breast specialist: I recommend you follow up with a breast specialist to review the films and biopsy result. The two don't seem to match up, we call this discordance. I... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
High risk: At 41, your risk of breast cancer with brca is up to 90% of getting breast cancer. You are at a 65% risk of developing a 2nd breast cancer. I highly... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: When you get implants-silicone or saline- your breast tissue is still present. It thins out over time but is still there and at risk for cancer. Conti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Team approach: There are many members of the team: breast surgeon/general surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, plastic surgeon, navigator, radiologist,... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Varies: In general, the physician who sent you for the test will get the results in 24-72 hours. You can request the report from the radiology facility. I r... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Gynecomastia: The most common cause of "male breasts" on both sides is weight gain. Getting on an exercise regimen and changing your dietary habits can help. Ther... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Please clarify: What symptoms are you referring to? If you have a mass, i recommend evaluation by your doctor and a mammogram. There are many benign, noncancerous ma... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
?: If you mean liposuction, this should not be used for weight reduction. If you have concerns about the fibroadenomas and your breast size, you should c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Probably not: The supplements that claim to increase breast size usually do not do what they claim.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Type of biopsy?: Is this a core needle biopsy or a surgical biopsy. If it is a core needle biopsy, the procedure should not last long. With an experienced surgeon or... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Call your surgeon: Please call and discuss this with your surgeon. He/she may want to evaluate this in the office. Infection needs to be ruled out. Good luck!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
See a doctor: In most cases , breast pain is related to fibrocystic changes (refer to my other posts on this topic). Changes in the appearance and shape of the bre... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
2 different problems: These are 2 different issues. I will let a gyn address the pain with intercourse. The breast pain , if there is not an abnormal lump, is related to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Learn your normal: The best way to tell if you have an abnormality in the breast is to learn your own lumpy breast pattern. Performing breast self exam monthly will get ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Estrogen: It has to do with estrogen levels and giving your body a "break" from it. Have children at later ages or having fewer children is not as protective c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
No: It is most likely hormone related. Puberty can cause hormone levels to be high and cause nipple and breast tenderness. I recommend speaking with his ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
None: The only way to increase breast size is by gaining weight (which leads to other problems) or by augmentation/plastic surgery. Pills do not work despi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
I believe so: I do not use the halo in my office. From what I have seen in how it is applied and used, the symptoms you describe make sense and are related to the p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
See your doctor: I have not seen grey discharge. I advise you to see your doctor for a complete breast exam and show them the discharge.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Varies: Every woman is different. Can last 1-2 weeks. Breast pain beyond this time is related to fibrocystic changes. I have several other posts on the subjec... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Options: In most cases, her2 is not checked for dcis unless it is part of a clinical trial. Chemotherapy is not used to treat dcis. The options are #1-lumpect... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: Birth control pills have hormones and these hormones effect breast tissue causing pain and tenderness. If you are not happy with the symptoms, conta... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Not typical: Usually fibroadenomas are movable. You should get a mammogram ; ultrasound and find a breast surgeon for a full evaluation. You will most likely need ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: In the majority of cases, stage 3 breast cancer needs chemotherapy in order to cure and prevent the cancer from coming back. Speak with your naviga... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Possible: It is important for her to go back to her breast cancer doctors for an examination and other studies. Without having all of the information, it will ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Cystic changes: This usually represents fibrocystic changes/ cystic changes (old term: fibrocystic breast disease). You can look up some of my other posts on fibroc... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
You: You can get vitamin d for free! all you need is 20 minutes of sunlight per day.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphedema: The removal of lymph nodes is the main cause of lymphedema. The nodes drain fluid from the arm. This is a treatable problem but not curable. I high... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Common: Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women. The movement for awareness and advocacy is because women spoke up and made it a front page... Read More

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Mar 5, 2013
excellent consultant. great informations/advices in regard to breast cancer surgery and everything around it.
Sep 12, 2013
Dr Hampton's responses to questions are helpful to the patients as well as her colleagues.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers patient's questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Lipo 6 black are tablets for weight reduction. contains lot of caffiene . i can use or not. As caffiene is not good for breast fibroadenoma
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have tried but they won't return my calls. This has been a tough ordeal for me. I will be choosing a new doctor. Have to keep on waiting.
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Thanks so much...My doc told me that it wont be good to go for 400. Spoke to him abiut it today. Will rather follow his advice. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Maryland - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Takoma Park, MD - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Breast Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Regina Hampton, MD, PC
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