Dr. Fred Mo, MD

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Dr. Fred Mo, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007 Get Directions
(855) 463-3316

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Mo's Office & Staff
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in Arlington, VA |
First, Dr Mo is compassionate and takes the time needed with you as a patient, he genuinely is concerned about your well being. I saw him for lower lumbar issues which ultimately ended up needing surgery. He and the rest of the surgical team were very professional, explained everything to me and prepared me for what to expect during surgery and post surgery. I am now pain free for the first time in over five years. My surgery was a bit more complicated Dr Mo did a fantastic job.
in Ft Washington, MD |
Very easy to talk to and understand. A caring surgeon who is extremely accomplished. Surgery was as described and supremely successful.
in Alexandria va |
I was in a world of hurt at age 56 having trouble waking up or down steps, putting any weight on my left side my quality of life was rapidly declining. Met Dr he quickly scheduled me, he explained what, why, when and recovery. He listened, listened more and cared and said he could fix it and. Should be able to fix it all. Then he delivered on leaving the hospital gave me his cell and said call any time. I called twice he explained What was going on. What more Could one ask or expect
in Aldie, VA |
Dr. Mo was referred to me by another outstanding surgeon because of his specialty. Upon meeting him, I found him to be very thorough in his examination of my records and my condition, and when he indicated surgery was in order, he explained exactly how he would do it and what to expect afterword. When surgery time came, it happened exactly as he indicated it would (it was actually 2 surgeries), and he visited me frequently to check on me. I would recommend him to anyone facing spinal surgery.
in Ft Washington, MD |
I am writing this because I believe Dr. Mo to be an outstanding surgeon. During my pre-surgery visit, he was courteous, friendly, caring, and very professional, but most of all, he discussed the surgery process in layman terms. After talking with Dr. Mo I felt like everything was going to be okay during my surgical procedure. I had severe sciatica pains radiating down my hip to my foot prior to the surgery, but no pains since the surgery. I feel so blessed! Thank you Dr. Mo.
in Winchester, Va |
I would highly recommend Dr. Mo and his entire staff; from surgical staff, nursing staff, to office staff. Underwent cervical spinal fusion surgery after motor vehicle accident. Very pleased with outcome, no set backs. Only 6 weeks post-op with clean bill of health. One of the best. Medstar Georgetown top notch.
in Alexandria, VA |
Great recommendation with surgery results as expected, so far.
in Winchester, VA |
After many years of back pain and four previous surgeries, I was fortunate to find Dr. Mo. He is a caring and compassionate Doctor. He thoughtfully and carefully explained the details of surgery and recovery process. His office staff is very easy to deal with as well. Given my pain level Dr. Mo was able to move up my surgery six week! And his team has been very responsive to my questions and needs.
in Washington, DC |
I came in for a consultation with Dr. Mo in November of 2015, after a flare up in my neck caused by an injury due to a car accident. From the moment my husband and I met with Dr. Mo, we knew he was the best. An MRI showed that I had two herniated discs, and surgery would be the answer. He always put me at ease, the surgery itself was a breeze, he explained the process thoroughly and clearly, and I always knew I was in the best hands. The surgery was over in an hour and I went home the next day.
in Capitol Height, MD |
I would like to start out by saying that Dr. Mo, was excellent to me. He really listened to my concerns and addressed them accordingly. His genuine behavior was very calming. I am very appreciative to him for helping me with my health issue.
in Poolesville, MD |
Dr. Mo is far and away the best spine surgeon I have seen since developing severe, chronic back pain almost three years ago. He is dedicated to helping his patients get back to a maximum functional level. Today at my follow up, he not only thoroughly reviewed my latest MRI, he was able to set me up this morning for an interventional/ diagnostic injection at MedStar Spine Chevy Chase which was performed within the hour right there. Usually, this takes weeks to schedule.
in Washington, DC |
Amazing surgeon with incredible bedside manner. He did a fusion of 4 vertebrae and I was walking 4 miles a day within 2 weeks. he is very skilled but also very personable and he explains things n understandable terms. Medstar Georgetown was terrific on the whole.
in Gainesville, VA |
I needed scoliosis fusion which is not a simple surgery. Another orthopedic surgeon referred me to Dr. Mo as one of two surgeons in the area who specializes in this procedure. The surgery was quite successful and I am completely pain free. I developed other problems in the hospital (not related to the surgery) and Dr. Mo checked on me every day till I was discharged. He is very professional and instilled confidence in me and my husband. I am happy to refer anyone to him.
in Oakton VA 22124 |
Dr. Mo is a highly skilled Spine Surgeon. I had reservations about surgery because of a prior experience with a surgeon that would not answer all of my questions.Dr. Mo listened carefully and it became apparent after a comprehensive search that he was the Dr. I trusted to perform the fusion of L4&L5 and a laminectomy.I did not encounter any pain while in the hospital (discomfort yes, but no pain) I am 8 weeks from the operation and have zero pain and feel great. I was lucky to find Dr.Mo.
in Upper Marlboro, MD |
Dr. Mo is a very concerned and caring Doctor. He listened to every word I spoke related to my on going situation. After reviewing my exam & X-ray he looked at me and stated that he would take great care of me and he did just that. Dr. Mo's bedside manner is totally awesome.
in Solomons, MD |
Dr. Mo is one of the most kind, caring and skilled surgeons I have ever had. Dr. Mo performed my major spinal fusion March 2015. The surgery and recovery period proceeded so well with his care. I feel he has saved me from living the rest of my life in a wheel chair. I highly recommend him to other patients with any spine problems.
in Mechanicsville, MD |
I was very impressed with Dr Mo's friendly and concerned manner. He gave me his complete attention, patiently explained my medical issues, and invited me to contact him at any time him with questions or concerns about my condition or upcoming surgery. His kindness was exceptional, as is his reputation, and I feel fortunate to have engaged him as my surgeon.
in Arlington, VA |
I felt very at ease speaking with Dr. Mo. and his team from the start. They are personable, courteous, & manage a very efficient office Dr. Mo performed surgery on my back. I am very pleased with the results & feel fortunate to have had such a great team taking care of me (office staff as well as the clinicians). Thank you!
New York, NY |
Wonderful doctor, one of the best I have come across. I have had chronic back pain for years and the treatment plan and results I have had with Dr. Mo have been amazing.
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic

Procedures Performed

  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

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  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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  • Medical School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 2001

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Mo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Mo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Mo

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Dr. Mo's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Mo

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Mo's Care Philosophy

Finding solutions for my patients.