Dr. John Pahira, MD


Urology | Male

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital 5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Get Directions
Dr. John Pahira, MD
Dr. John Pahira, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Chevy Chase, MD. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Pahira is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Patient Comments (3)
in Washington, DC |
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!
in Fairfax, VA |
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
in Herndon, VA |
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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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Yeast Infections


  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Abington Mem Hospital
    University Of Pa Health System

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Urology

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Lithotripsy
  • Penile Implants
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry