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Dr. John Pahira, MD

Urology ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Pahira

Medstar George Twn

5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Dr. John Pahira, MD is an urology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in urology.


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(301) 652-7872

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Dr. Pahira's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Kidney Stones
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Dr. Pahira treats Kidney Stones more than 100% of his peers

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

Urinary Stones
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Dr. Pahira treats Urinary Stones more than 100% of his peers

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

Urinary Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pahira treats Urinary Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pahira treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pahira's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureterocele, Congenital
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Pahira, MD is an urology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in urology.

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Abington Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Pa Health System
Residency Hospital
1974
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1974

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Dr. Pahira's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pahira

3.9

Based on 19 reviews

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One of the best doctors in the country. Kind, patient, professional, and very experienced. I have been going to him for many years. He has performed many procedures on me.
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Dr. Pahira is excellent. He operated on and treats my husband. He has been consistently respectful, informative, and patient with us. He's a gem!
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I would give Dr. Pahira ZERO star. He referred me to see unethical surgeon named Dr. McGeagh he advised me to have surgery but he informed only pro but not risks. I have suffered alot of pain after surgery. Dr. Pahira never condemn his referred surgery and continue to charge me for the follow up. Every follow up visit, I was paying Dr. McGeagh's mistakes. Dr. Pahira is money making doctor who has conscience on his patient. He must be responsible for his referral doctor. Shame 2 Dr. Pahira
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A bit of a cold fish. Does not seem to enjoy talking to patients--more like he endures it. I have BPH and did not have good results with the classic BPH medications. When he learned those meds weren't right for me, he didn't seem interested in pursuing the problem. Later I found out the FDA had approved Cialis for BPH, but Pahira never told me about it, even though it could have helped me. The whole experience of seeing him was a bit disappointing. He didn't provide much guidance or compassion.
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