History of CPS
Center for Plastic Surgery History in Washington, D.C.
The Center for Plastic Surgery was formed in 1986 by the merger of two plastic surgery practices in the Washington DC area. The practice of Doctors James French and Wesley Price merged with the practice of Doctors Albert Fleury Sr. and Albert Fleury Jr. to form the new group and provide plastic surgery services to a wider geographic area as well as a broader spectrum of plastic surgery procedures. In recent years, Center for Plastic Surgery has had the good fortune of having two talented surgeons join the practice; Dr. Samir S. Rao, and Dr. Frank P. Albino. Since 1986, Center for Plastic Surgery has continued to flourish into a practice of award-winning doctors known for their experience, skill, and the incredible results they provide their patients.
Awards & Recognition
Our doctors continue to receive honors from the greater medical community. Dr. James H. French (retired), Jr., Dr. G. Wesley Price, and Dr. Albert F. Fleury, Jr. (Deceased), have consistently ranked in The Best Doctors in America and Washingtonian magazine’s annual list of best doctors. They have all served as Plastic Surgery section chiefs at either Sibley Hospital or Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Samir S. Rao has also been recognized on several top doctor lists. Additionally, he serves as peer reviewer for the medical journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has developed the Center for Plastic Surgery Microsurgery Division. Dr. Frank P. Albino has earned multiple awards over the years for both academic excellence and teaching. Dr. Albino is also heavily involved in research, having co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed journals and spearheading new research initiatives.
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Locations & Centers
The Center for Plastic Surgery has two offices in the Washington DC area, minutes from the Washington Beltway in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. We see patients for both cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Our surgeons and Skin Care specialists also offer skin health care consultations, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, filler injections and other non-surgical services in both offices.
Outpatient surgery is mostly performed at our Northern Virginia in-office private Quad-A certified OR, at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC and at Fairfax INOVA Hospital. Physician anesthesiologists administer anesthesia in all locations. Post-operative care and appointments are scheduled at the office convenient for you. Read more about our Surgical Facilities.
Center for Plastic Surgery Philosophy
Our unique approach to plastic surgery is clear from the first consultation. We listen. We listen and answer your questions. Then we present all appropriate options—from skin care and non-surgical procedures to cosmetic surgery. The entire staff of the Center for Plastic Surgery welcomes the opportunity to help you understand your options and achieve the results you desire.