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Dr. Francesco Grasso, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Grasso

Dr. Francesco Grasso, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Towson, MD and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Universita Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma, Facolta Di Medicina E Chirurgia in 1980 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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Dr. Grasso accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Grasso's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Grasso treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Grasso treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Anal Fissure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Grasso treats Anal Fissure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Grasso treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Grasso treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Dr. Grasso's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Manometry
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincter Reserving Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Grasso believes in delivering outstanding quality personalized care in the comfort and privacy of his offices and surgery/endoscopy center. Dr. Grasso is a strong advocate of continuing medical education, attends several national and local meeting, performs advanced laparoscopic and anorectal procedures.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Greater Baltimore Med Ctr (GBMC)
Fellowship Hospital
1989
New York Hospital of Queens
Residency Hospital
1985
New York Hospital of Queens
Internship Hospital
1984
Chirurgia Generale Universita La Sapienza
1980
Universita Campus Bio-Medico Di Roma, Facolta Di Medicina E Chirurgia
Medical School
1974
Chirurgia Generale Universita La Sapienza
Undergraduate School
1990
1989
1985
1984
1980
1974

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Grasso's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Grasso

4.1

Based on 104 reviews

5 Stars
67.3076923076923%
(70)
4 Stars
9.615384615384615%
(10)
3 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(4)
2 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(2)
1 Star
17.307692307692307%
(18)

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Provides care only to stop filing claim forms to receive disability over time. I had surgery and was provided disability benefits by Dr. Grasso's staff. Over the course of 3 Months of recovery after developing healing complications, Dr. Grasso simply refused to fill out claim forms for further disability payments. This forced me to report back to work while not being medically cleared to return back to work. How is someone able to pay their bills with no money?
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very thorough Dr with an amazing staff.
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This was my 2nd surgery and I am having excellent results after 6 weeks! Yolanda was great, too!
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Dr. Grasso looked after me during my recent lengthy stay at GBMC for serious complications of diverticulitis and a colostomy. I was pretty much of a mess physically and mentally but his frequent visits to my bedside were very comforting and helpful. He is clearly a kind and very knowledgeable surgeon and I am extremely grateful to have been under his care.
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Rude and arrogant Despite Dr. Grasso's exam reporting seeing the current external hemorrhoids, he proceeded to tell me that my symptoms of pain and bleeding did not match what he saw and " patients come to him wanting hemorrhoids removed and make up symptoms so he will remove them." This man just called me a liar!!! Then tells me if it bleeds on a Tuesday or Thursday to then call and see if I can be seen that day, sure I will plan when the thrombosed hemorrhoid bursts! Horrible experience.
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My experience with Dr. grasso has been nothing but positive. I have full confidence that I will be back to 100% in his care!
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Just had the worst experience. My appointment was at 9:45 and I was waiting g from 9:30. The office showed up at 10 and said traffic was bad. Then they didn't have the right key. The doctor wasn't there. One of the office staff was a man who had a thick accent. He said his name was John Doe. He was extremely argumentive and told me to find another doctor. I have never experienced anything like this! My time means nothing. I wonder how competent this doctor is?
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DR GRASSO & PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL STAFF, PROVIDES YOU WITH THE CARE & MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU ARE IN A NEED OF MEDICAL ATTENTION
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I've been a patient of Dr. Grasso for 19 years. He is highly concerned about the well-being of his patients. He listens not only to your to problem but also to your concerns and fears. His responses are very calming. The doctor's whole staff (scheduling, nurses, techs, etc.) is very responsive to your needs and concerns also. I highly recommend this doctor and his practice.
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I was pretty afraid to schedule my colonoscopy but I am soooooo glad it's over now! His staff seems to really love him and that speaks volumes, to me at least! Dr. Grasso is not a very "chatty" guy (hence the very short wait time) though he does make sure you understand everything he is saying and exactly what to expect. I would highly recommend Dr. Grasso and his staff! Most importantly, if you haven't had your over 50 colonoscopy yet, DO IT........... The colon cleansing is the worst part
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I've been a patient of Dr. Grasso since 2002. He explains procedures to you so you now what to expect. He also makes recommendations for one to improve their health. I highly recommend Dr. Grasso.
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Great Dr, fantastic staff,wonderful bedside manner, thanks for the care and concern.
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Dr. Grasso's communication was not very good. He did not explain the level of pain or the long recovery period associated with the outpatient procedure he performed (so all of those things came as a surprise), and when I had complications during the healing process he ignored some of my requests for more information. During office visits he seemed aggravated if I didn't understand his explanations and asked for clarification. Helpful staff, but I would not recommend Dr. Grasso to anyone.
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I was beyond impressed with my experience at Dr. Francesco Grasso’s office. I would highly recommend this medical group (The Endoscopy Center at Bel Air)! The offices were clean and they ran on time. My entire experience from my first phone call to the moment I walked out the door was beyond positive. I am very happy my wife recommended that I see Dr. Grasso. Dr. Grasso was amazing!
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I was beyond impressed with my experience at Dr. Francesco Grasso’s office. I would highly recommend this medical group! The offices were clean and they ran on time. My entire experience from my first phone call to the moment I walked out the door was beyond positive. I am grateful to have found Dr. Grasso whom is hands-down one of the best medical doctors I have seen in my 50 years of life! Dr. Grasso was amazing and his demeanor and bed-side manner was awesome.
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Procedure was done at the Bel Air center. Personnel were knowledgeable and friendly, they put us at ease. Very professional staff, the doctor was very late : ( but the staff had everyone ready to go when he did arrive so we were able to get through in a reasonable time frame.
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I would absolutely recommend Dr Grasso and his staff to anyone looking for good old fashioned patient care. I had my preliminary visit with Dr Grasso and lightly mentioned my concern about being perforated during colonoscopy. He stood up and gently invited me into his office where he quietly and patiently addressed my concern with factual reassuarance. On the day of my procedure, everyone from the front desk back was kind and helpful. I could've asked any question of any person.
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He is excellent!!! I just started seeing him for some issues. Dr Grasso has stayed on top with helping me .The office visits are right on time .Never have to wait long. Also the staff is very friendly .So on that note thank u for all u have done ?? See you soon ??
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Dr.Grasso is an awesome surgeon he successfully removed my entire colon and rectum using laparoscopic surgery! He's straight forward but yet warming and most of of all he KNOWS what he's doing! I will highly recommend Dr.Grasso! Thank you Dr.Grasso and team!
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He has a direct approach and knowledgeable about the procedures.
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Greater Baltimore Colorectal Specialists

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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