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Dr. Brent Wiesel, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Wiesel

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute at Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd NW Washington, DC 20007

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Dr. Brent Wiesel, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Wiesel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Wiesel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Dislocation
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Dr. Wiesel treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Wiesel treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wiesel treats Shoulder Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wiesel treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wiesel treats Joint Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wiesel treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wiesel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Brent B. Wiesel, MD, is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery for adolescents and adults. In addition to traditional open surgery, his expertise is in the latest techniques including minimally invasive a...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Rothman Inst-Jefferson U
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency Hospital
2003
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
Georgetown U
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2003
2002
1997

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Dr. Wiesel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wiesel

3.5

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.451612903225806%
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1 Star
29.032258064516128%
(9)

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I was referred to Dr. Wiesel by a co-worker who had the same "rotator cuff" surgery several years ago. I was so impressed with him the day we met for my first appointment. He was very kind, very thorough, very open for questions and took time with me instead of making me feel as if I were on an assembly line. My surgery went well, my post surgical recovery was superb, my post surgical visits and PT are quite remarkable. I am so grateful to Dr. Wiesel and I would recommend him highly.
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Got my shoulders and neck checked in less than 4 minutes, despite complaints about aggravations and pains in both shoulders and neck. No time for Q&A, just told to go to therapy.
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This was my second shoulder surgery with Dr Wiesel. I am so pleased with the care and concern of the Georgetown staff that I have referred a close friend to Dr Wiesel. Dr Wiesel is the only person I would trust with such an operation. Although this was a difficult surgery for me I am so grateful to Dr Wiesel for the professional touches he has added to my health care.
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I had shoulder pain, which Dr. Wiesel diagnosed as a rotator cuff issue. Dr. Weisel administered a cortisone injection and the pain greatly diminished. This visit was followed up with 6 weeks of PT 2x a week and in have no further issues. i would definitely go back to Dr. Weisel if i had other shoulder problems.
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Dr. Wiesel was timely for all appointments, spent the time necessary to explain all options, and provided excellent follow up care post surgery. Most important he came highly recommended and for good reason. As a result of a car accident he operated on both my shoulders and I have had an excellent result. I have full range of motion and I am pain free. I would highly recommend Dr. Wiesel to family and friends.
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Dr. Wiesel performed surgery on me outside of his area of specialization in shoulder repair. The surgery appears to have been successful but he was overly aggressive in post surgical recommendations which has impeded my recovery. He is brusque and difficult to communicate with and fails to impart more than the minimum amount of information. I have never spent more than 5 minutes in his presence. All treatment coordination is punted to physical therapists. I would not recommend him..
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Dr. Wiesel is an all around pro - not only is he clearly tremendously knowledgable and talented, he also has great 'bedside manner.'
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I was referred to Dr. Brent Wiesel for my extreme shoulder pain. He is a 'shoulder specialist' which made me feel confident of his ability to help me. He listened to my concerns and correctly diagnosed my problem. He recommended a few options (which we tried), but eventually I had to get a Total Shoulder Replacement. Dr. Wiesel preformed the surgery on Nov 10th and now just 5 weeks later I feel amazing and PAIN FREE. He gave me my life back and I owe him much gratitude.
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On 11/23/2014 I totally shredded my right rotator cuff, thinking I had just sprained my upper arm muscles. After months of increasing pain and numbness I went to Dr. Weisel who, after X-rays & MRIs, informed me of my injury & the required surgery. Dr. W.'s reassurance and caring approach helped me reconcile the surgery, immobilization and convalescense. Today at my 2nd post-op exam Dr. W. presented me with the best Christmas gift ever-my shoulder is completely healed, 100% ROM! God Bless Dr. W!
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My experience has been distinguished by competent, compassionate, and stellar care. He repaired my Left Rotator Cuff three years ago with 100% success. He recently executed a very complicated surgical solution for multiple deteriorations in my right shoulder that yielded successful results once again. Although I am just entering the critical physical therapy phase of this procedure, I feel confident that the next six months will progress without incident. Dr.Wiesel is my medical hero!
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