Dr. Hatem Abdo, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 75

Dr. Abdo
Accepting new patients

MedStar Health - Center for Wound Healing

9000 FRANKLIN SQUARE DR Rosedale, MD 21237

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(443) 777-6360

Dr. Hatem Abdo, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Rosedale, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abdo to book an appointment.

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Dr. Abdo is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore, a highly rated hospital.

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Experience
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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abdo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Abdo treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Abdo performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Abdo's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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(443) 777-6360

Dr. Abdo accepts the following insurance:

Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Abdo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abdo

3.3

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(15)
4 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
2 Stars
10%
(3)
1 Star
30%
(9)
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Dr. Abdo treats you like a favorite nephew. He is very professional and feels the pain of his patients and does everything in his power to make you better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marty Silvert – Jan 17, 2022
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Great seegeon sad to see he retired he fixed me right up
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May 20, 2021
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I had surgery in 2017 for chiari malformation. After several complications I healed, well in mid 2019 symptoms came back. I saw another dr in his practice because he has retired and since I’ve seen dr Kooshkabadi he has been the best surgeon I’ve ever had. So go to Kooshkabadi and leave abdo alone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Billy – Jul 21, 2020
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Was taken to the hospital after having a seizure with no warning. The doctor performed surgery the next day and removed a baseball size tumor from my brain. Saved my life! This was in 2016 and still doing great today! He's a great doctor and a pleasure to talk to! His staff was fantastic too!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Fred – Feb 23, 2020
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Had an excellent surgery things went well I had a spinal fusion with 3 plates 6 screws and 3 cadaver disc spent one night and walked out the next morning pain free great surgeon with minimal cutting great job
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Star in Baltimore, MD – Dec 07, 2019
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Horrible experience. Abdo performed a discechtomy and double fusion on me. Was in tremendous pain directly after surgery. Had to be in ICU for the night. 8 days later I went into a coma for 8 days that was due to anabscess that had formed directly under the incision site and nearly killed me. Have had 3 more surgeries since then simply to repair what he broke. Turns out a year later that the fusion was not successful at all and my neck was collapsing on me, infection ended up moving into the bone causing me to have a MRSA based case of Osteomyelitis. I can no longer work, am having to apply for disability, life entirely turned upside down. In chronic pain now. During follow up after my coma all he seemed to ask or fish for is how I could have caused the infection myself. Abdo ruined and changed my life forever
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Sep 17, 2019
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This dr has seen better days. At 71 years old, I’d say time to throw in the hat and find a hobby. I don’t recommend this dr
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Bel Air, MD – Dec 09, 2017
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He couldn't review my chart or take the time to understand what I did for work before assessing me. He pushed off everything o have said and left me feeling like I was unheard the whole time. Lots of questions answered withore questions. I felt like o had no choice but to deal. I have since researched and I had safer surgery options and could have prevented the nerve damage that I will live with for the rest of my life now. He was very slow to graduate to the next step and I always left in pain
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Dundalk, MD – Dec 12, 2016
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Only concerned about the technical and immediate result of the surgery. Not concerned about the actual outcome or patient well being. I had an extremely poor outcome and needed to have a second surgery by another surgeon to repair the mess that Dr. Abdo made. Office staff was friendly and it was easy to schedule an appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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T in Baltimore, MD – Sep 24, 2016
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I've got no complaints t h us far. I will be having surgery wedsneday February 24,2016. I will certainly update. Also his nurse or secretary Mrs Courteney is absolutely awesome. She remembers all patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Brian Keith Hylton Sr. in Baltimore Maryland 21222 – Feb 20, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Hatem Abdo, MD, serves as director of Neurosurgery Services and is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.  Dr. Abdo earned...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
U Md
Residency Hospital
1976
Franklin Square hospital Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Affiliations

  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, President

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What are Dr. Hatem Abdo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abdo frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abdo treats.

Where is Dr. Hatem Abdo, MD's office located?

Dr. Abdo's office is located at 9000 FRANKLIN SQUARE DR, Rosedale, MD 21237. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Hatem Abdo, MD speak?

Dr. Abdo speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

MedStar Health - Center for Wound Healing

MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center9000 FRANKLIN SQUARE DR Rosedale, MD 21237
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Affiliated Hospitals

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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

Baltimore, MD

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received