Dr. Fraser Henderson Sr, MD

Dr. Fraser Henderson Sr, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Fraser Henderson Sr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1010 Wayne Ave Ste 420

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(301) 654-9390

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas

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Chiari's Deformity
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 83% of peers
Spine Fracture Treatment
more than 88% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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19  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Portsmouth Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Med University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • National Hospital For Neur and Neurosurg
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Henderson Sr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Henderson Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Henderson Sr to family and friends
44 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Henderson Sr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Beware of this doctor. He is unethical, arrogant, and will try to make you believe he is the only one who can help you. His. arrogance will be his downfall. Dr. Sandhu at Georgetown is just as talented and humble, as well as kind. Stick with him instead.
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Dr Henderson did my decompression and fusion almost a decade ago for chiari. At the time I didn't realize how fortunate I was to have him as a surgeon. He's office is wonderful and he's a dam good man. Took excellent care of me and listened and actually cared. If it wasn't for him idk where I would...more
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Living with EDS is difficult and complex. To be dismissed for years was worth the wait for Dr. Henderson. Dr. Henderson is in no way perfect but he listens, prays and supports. EDS is incurable but manageable thanks to his blessed mind, heart and hands. I've had the pleasure of being both his...more
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I thought Dr Henderson was great like everyone else,HOWEVER,after my SECOND surgery with him, where a fragment was missed, I wasn't treated well by him. I said I was in severe pain after SECOND Surgery and I asked for NRI, not him. He was threatened,said wouldn't write more disability notes, and...more
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Dr. Henderson is incredible! Brilliant surgeon that also has great bedside manors. I could write a book on how he was a God sent for my wife who had what turned out to be a 3 1/2" tumor inside her spinal column. He removed every bit of it and fused her back together.
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