Dr. Karim Trad, MD

Dr. Karim Trad, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Karim Trad, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1986 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

1800 Town Center Dr Ste 218

Reston, VA 20190

Contact Information

(703) 796-0370

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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Hernia Repair
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more than 98% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Trad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Trad "Karim S. Trad, MD is board-certified in General Surgery and a Clinical Professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, completed a six-year general surgery residency at The George Washington University and a fellowship in Endoscopic Surgery with Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky at Case Western Reserve. Dr. Trad returned to GW as the director of Surgical Endoscopy and headed the newly established Laparoscopic Surgery Program. Among many achievements, he is credited with performing Metropolitan Washington's first Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and with leading the area's first Laparoscopic Training facility at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In 1996, Dr. Trad returned to Lebanon to serve as Medical Director at Trad Hospital. Then, he came back to the United States and joined Dr. Daniel Turgeon in Reston's premier General Surgery practice, Reston Surgical Associates, which is now a part of The GW Medical Faculty Associates. Dr. Trad brings 25 years of experience in managing complex gastrointestinal and abdominal surgical problems. He routinely performs a wide range of laparoscopic procedures (gallbladder, hernias, colon, bariatric and solid organ removal), as well as open gastrointestinal surgery and thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Dr. Trad's special expertise is in GERD and the minimally invasive management of complex hiatal hernias, including revisional surgery and giant paraesophageal hernias, as well as the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure which he pioneered in the Washington area. He is one of the nation's leading researcher on this subject. Dr. Trad is an investigator in several ongoing multi-center clinical trials. He has served as chairman of the Department of Surgery at Reston Hospital in Reston, Virginia, and as vice-president of its Medical Staff. Dr. Karim S. Trad is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS, Fellow since 1995) and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES,) the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE,) the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of General Surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Trad "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 and every patient who has entrusted me with his/her health. It is a privilege and I take this responsibility very seriously. Only the best care, and only when it is truly necessary."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

31  Conditions Treated

36  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • American University Of Beirut
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • The George Washington University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • The George Washington University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Trad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Karim Trad, MD
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.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Kerri in Ashburn, VA – Aug 08, 2017
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