Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Dragelin
Accepting new patients

UNC REX Hospital

4420 Lake Boone Trl Raleigh, NC 27607

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(919) 784-3100

Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dragelin has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Johnston Health and Rex Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dragelin to book an appointment.


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Dr. Dragelin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dragelin performs Gallbladder Removal more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Dragelin performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dragelin performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Dragelin performs this procedure more than 58% of their peers

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Dr. Dragelin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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I had to have emergency surgery for a perforation of my large intestine which caused me to become septic. Previous to the surgery, I was in the hospital trying to treat the condition with antibiotics which did not work. As my condition decline, Dr. D made a decision for surgery which I am convinced saved my life! I like his straight forward approach. He is a skilled surgeon & I would highly recommend him. I almost died & because of Dr D I am still a husband & father!! Thank you.
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S. Todd in Raleigh, NC – Mar 16, 2017
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Dr. Dragelin was my surgeon for an emergency gallbladder removal surgery with complications. He talked with me before surgery in my room, in preop and the day after surgery. He gave me detailed information, even drawing a diagram on a sheet of paper so I could clearly understand and see what he encountered during my surgery. He is exceptionally kind. I also saw him for my follow-up. Great bedside manner and very thorough. I am truly grateful for him. He is very good at what he does.
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Christy in Raleigh, NC – May 10, 2016
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Plain and simple Joel save my life. I'm not one that usually comments on these sites but after reading the comments from the ER patient from February 2016 I felt I should express my experiences with Dr. Dragelin. He has operated on me more than once and I'm quite convinced is a reason that I'm still alive. He has earned a place on my list of people I trust my life with which is a very short list .
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Michael Smith in Zebulon NC – Feb 27, 2016
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Wow! What a jerk. His bedside manner is was the worst I have ever seen in 57 years. The PA with him was embarrassed and after the doctor left my room apologized. He came to see me in the ER for a surgery consult. I didn't need surgery but if I had he would be the LAST person who would operate!
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Biography

Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dragelin has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He gra...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1987
Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa
Medical School
McGaw Med Ctr Of Northwestern, General Surgery
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Dragelin offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. Dragelin offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Dragelin offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Dragelin have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Dragelin has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Dragelin offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Dragelin offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Dragelin offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Dragelin offers evening visits

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Locations

Practice

UNC REX Hospital4420 Lake Boone Trl Raleigh, NC 27607
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North Carolina Surgery at Wakefield11200 Governor Manly Way Rex Raleigh, NC 27614
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North Carolina Surgery at Raleigh2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 300 Raleigh, NC 27607
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Johnston Health

Smithfield, NC

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)