Dr. Juvenal Goicochea, MD

Dr. Juvenal Goicochea, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Juvenal Goicochea, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Universidad Nacional De Trujillo, Programa Academico De Medicina Humana in 1976 and specializes in general surgery.

5622 Shields Dr

Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Information

(301) 657-9445

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • One Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
very high
more than 90% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated


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37  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Universidad Nacional De Trujillo, Programa Academico De Medicina Humana
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Goicochea has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Goicochea's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Goicochea to family and friends
26 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Goicochea's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Very kind, great bedside manner.
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Understanding, competent, friendly and just a wonderful surgeon. A little stingy on pain. Medications. Other then that I have no complains. He is terrific.
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