Dr. Karim Trad, MD

Dr. Karim Trad, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 60

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Dr. Karim Trad, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Reston, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Reston Hospital Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Trad to book an appointment.

Locations

Reston Surgical Associates

MedStar Medical Group General Surgery at Reston1800 Town Center Dr Ste 218 Reston, VA 20190
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Glen Echo Surgery Center5550 Friendship Blvd Ste 100 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Trad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Trad

4.8

Based on 37 ratings

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Amazing doctor. Very knowledgeable and yet humble and happy to explain things and answer questions. The only GI doctor I am aware of who has knowledge about Subacute Acalculous Cholycystitis that can happen in people with Lyme disease.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Trad, his Physician Assistant Paul Marino and his entire team are amazing. Not only is he a very skillful, competent surgeon, he takes time to explain and reassure you of his care for you. The whole team is very compassionate. I am a person that reads reviews and I don’t take them lightly. My experience from beginning to end moved me to write this review. I would highly recommend Dr. Trad and his team!
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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Karen – Mar 05, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Trad with a large paraesophageal hernia and 30% of my stomach in my chest cavity crowding my lungs. Dr. Trad was very thorough in answering my questions about the procedures and the lengthy recovery. I had read many horror stories about the Nissen Fundoplication procedure and was terrified. However, my difficulty breathing forced me to proceed with the surgery during the pandemic. Five stars are not adequate to describe the superior care I received from Dr. Trad before, during, and after my procedure! I highly recommend Dr. Trad, Paul Marino, and the entire team!
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
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Terry in Burke, Va. – Jan 25, 2021
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Dr. Trad and his staff are amazing! They are friendly, timely, and are as interested in getting to the source of your problems as you are.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Frances M Dale – Oct 08, 2020
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Dr Trad & Dr Moreno & their staff are amazing! They are polite, caring, explain everything really clearly and are professional. I highly recommend them.
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Kathy D – Oct 29, 2019
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Dr. Trad is the most sincere, attentive, understanding, knowledgeable, compassionate and kind medical professional I have ever known. He truly cares for his patients, and he is remarkably talented in his field of expertise. I am extremely grateful for his recent care before, during and after my gastric surgery. I can't thank Dr. Trad enough for helping me through a difficult series of procedures and for giving me a new lease on life. Very kind regards.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Marcella Pelton in McLean, VA – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Trad and his PA, Paul, are unbelievable. It's not often that you find a doctor/PA that you feel truly care about you as person, but these providers do. I highly recommend Dr. Trad and his entire practice.
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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Apr 04, 2018
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Yes he is great! In Dec. of 2014 I met Dr. Trad. I had a severe case of Diverticulitis and was hospitalized with an infection. I knew nothing of this and was assigned Dr. Trad. Sent home with 3 weeks of IV's to clear infection as it had spread to my whole body. Finally I was operated on and lost 13 inches of my colon. I was scared and in tears. I was in the hospitalized for over a week through Dr. Trad and Paul's care, I recovered well and had a calm, pleasant, stay in Reston Hospital.
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Joanne Bernhard in Reston, Va. – Mar 16, 2018
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Undergoing surgery is never pleasant, but Dr. Trad, and his team, Paul Marino and Allison Barnett, helped make my surgery as easy and effective as possible. All my questions were answered and I never felt rushed. I was also given printed info explaining my procedure and what to expect before and after. Their expertise was never in doubt, but I also felt their warmth and concern. They genuinely care about their patients and do everything possible to ensure a successful and gratifying outcome.
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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ashburn, va – Oct 08, 2017
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Dr. Trad and his staff (Paul, Allison and Linnea) changed my life (and that of my wife), as we both underwent gastric sleeve surgery. Their support in preparing us for the surgery, as well as helping us thru the surgical process and recovery period was truly world class! Highly recommend you contact them if you are thinking about weight loss surgery.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Paul in Ashburn, VA – Sep 09, 2017
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Dr. Trad and his team (specifically his PA, Paul Marino) are beyond exceptional; because of their diligence and superior abilities, I finally have my life back. They truly care about fully understanding your symptoms, ordering the right tests, ensuring that the recommendations are completely aligned with the facts, and that all of your concerns are addressed. As a patient, I have never felt so well cared for in my entire life. I am so thankful to have found Dr. Trad and Paul Marino.
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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Kerri in Ashburn, VA – Aug 08, 2017
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Dr Trad fully discloses the steps the patient has to go through before surgery, is a very good listener, and is very attentive to your medical and surgical care before, during and after the surgery. He partners with the patient and their family and is a strong communicator.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Yvonne Hoffman in Reston, VA – Jun 30, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Trad to all my friends and relatives. He is an excellent surgeon who really cares about the welfare of his patients during and after surgery.
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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Leslie Jeanne Scattergood in Reston, VA – May 31, 2017
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I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about both Dr. Trad, and his PA Paul Marino! Both of these gentlemen are not only the absolute best and most knowledgeable in their field, but they are also the most genuine, and caring healthcare providers you could ever be blessed to care for you! I was completely neglected by another surgeon in August of '16, and I had MANY complications, one being that he didn't even repair one inguinal hernia. Dr. Trad & Paul fixed me perfectly and are the BEST!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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SSGT Patrick McNiff in Reston, VA – Feb 07, 2017
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Dr. Trad performed a hernia repair surgery on me few months ago. I did that to improve my quality of life and to be more active. The end result is that i feel much worse now and i would give anything right now to go back to the day before the surgery. To be fair,I don't think he did anything wrong but i do think that the procedure itself and the mesh used is not suitable for me. I was not aware of the risks of this surgery and i don't get the feel that Dr. Trad is acknowledging my sufferring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Howdy, VA – Aug 20, 2016
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Very nice bedside manner dealing with my elderly mother. Thorough and compassionate. She did not require surgery, but I wouldn't hesitate to have him perform the surgery if it had been necessary; and I would recommend him to anyone requiring surgery.
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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Laura in Fairfax, VA – May 14, 2016
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Dr. Trad was an excellent surgeon and physician. His whole staff made me feel comfortable and all of the nurses and doctors at Reston Hospital were terrific as well. I honestly could not have asked for a better experience having my gallbladder removed (laproscopically). Thank you Dr. Trad! And an additional special thank you to his physician's assistant, Paul Marino. Mr. Marino made me feel that no question or concern I had was unimportant. I felt heard and cared for in the follow up.
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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Kathleen in Reston, VA – Feb 19, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Trad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trad treats Inguinal Hernia more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Trad treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trad performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Trad performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trad treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Trad treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Trad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My philosophy is that "the best way to care FOR patients is to care ABOUT your patients". And I do deeply care about the safety and the well-being of each...Read more

Biography

Telehealth visits are available.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
George Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital
George Washington University
Internship Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School
1982
American University Of Beirut
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • William H. Lee Award, 1986
  • Outstanding Resident Award, George Washington University, 1992
  • Harry B. Zehner Memorial Award, 1992
  • Upjohn Achievement Award, 1992
  • SAGES Research Award, 1995
  • Washington Top Doctor (Washingtonian Magazine), 2010
  • Top Doctors Northern Virginia Magazine To, February 2
  • Most Distinguished Faculty Teacher Award, Finalist, 1994

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Karim Trad, MD?

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What are Dr. Karim Trad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Trad frequently treats Inguinal Hernia, Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair, and Cholecystitis and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Trad treats.

Where is Dr. Karim Trad, MD's office located?

Dr. Trad's office is located at 1800 Town Center Dr Ste 218, Reston, VA 20190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Karim Trad, MD speak?

Dr. Trad speaks Arabic, French, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Karim Trad, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Trad has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Trad is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average