Dr. Brent Wiesel, MD

Dr. Brent Wiesel, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
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Dr. Brent Wiesel, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(262) 444-8766

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Wiesel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wiesel "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 arthroscopic surgery and reverse shoulder replacement,. He is the chief of the shoulder service at the MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute, and he performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Wiesel developed his interest in shoulder disorders after injuring his shoulder preparing for the 1996 Olympics as a member of the USA Canoe/Kayak whitewater slalom team. His injury and subsequent two surgeries prevented him from competing in the Olympics, but he returned to the sport recreationally and went on to medical school and residency at the University of Pennsylvania and additional training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. As part of the shoulder service team, Dr. Wiesel is also involved in research focused on advancing treatment for shoulder and elbow disorders."
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7  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

27  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wiesel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wiesel's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wiesel to family and friends
30 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Wiesel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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