Dr. Leonardo Espinel Jr, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Espinel Jr
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Telehealth services available

Stone Springs Surgical Associates, Dulles VA

24430 Stone Springs Blvd Unit 250 Dulles, VA 20166

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Dr. Leonardo Espinel Jr, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Dulles, VA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Espinel Jr to book an appointment.


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Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
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Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
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Dr. Espinel Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Espinel Jr performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Espinel Jr performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

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Dr. Espinel Jr performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Espinel Jr performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

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Dr. Espinel Jr treats Abdominal Disorders more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Espinel Jr treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Espinel Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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I am an RN and I also have been having regular Colonoscopy for years due to a family history of colon cancer. Dr Espinel is the best doctor I have ever been to. He has done thousands of colonoscopies and is extremely competent. If I could give him ten stars I would! He listened to my family history intently and asked good questions. He’s also got a great sense of humor as well aa good listener, puts a patient at ease. I can’t recommend him highly enough! Wonderful A+++ doctor!
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Nancy Y. in VA – Apr 12, 2019
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Dr. Espinel is not only an extremely skilled surgeon but he is a promoter of good health. Bedside manner is delightful and is able to explain things in a way that most will understand. If you ever require emergency surgery at Stone Springs Hospital, you will be in good hands.
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Dianne Caron – Apr 02, 2019
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Dr. Espinel Jr. provides superior laparoscopic expertise, professionalism and above all sincere care for his patients. We are blessed to have encountered Dr. Espinel in the midst of a difficult journey with my father’s cancer. He consistently goes above and beyond to follow-up, personally coordinate care, consults and follow-ups. If not for his intervention we would have waited months for consults while in a significant degree of pain. He is competent, patient, and genuine.
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Samuel in VA – Mar 19, 2019
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My experience with military and civilian care over 7 decades includes multiple surgeries and health issues. Dr. Espinel is easily the best doctor I have encountered. Before and after operating on me twice including pancreatic cancer surgery, Dr Espinel has astonished me with the care he has taken at every step, including personally following up long after my care passed to my oncologist. I have never met a more gifted caregiver or one who is more dedicated to his patient.
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Tim G in Aldie, VA – Jan 16, 2019
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Human, compassionate, funny and most of all extremely competent
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B Gordon in VA – Sep 06, 2018
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Procedure: bilateral inguinal herniaI, female I went to Dulles for my consult with symptoms of 1 hernia, but Dr. Espinel informed me I had 2--one on either side--and I was booked for surgery that day. Yay! For my first surgery, I feel I picked just the right place + staff to get me through it. My preop nurse, Michelle, was SO kind/patient, explained everything. IV done perfectly. Anesthesiologist A+. Postop nurses Marlene & Lisa were wonderful. Dr. Espinel rocked it and I'm on the mend. Thanks!
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bp in Alexandria, VA – Aug 11, 2018
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Hey Everyone: This guy is the real deal folks. My physician recommended him Monday. I met him at his office Tuesday. I had surgery Wednesday. Thursday, I went back to work. I had no pain. I only took Ibuprofen and Tylenol. I iced the area twice per the instructions. Today, nine days after surgery, I swam a competitive mile in the pool. I'm on the road to recovery. Dr. Espinel and his staff get my vote 100%. I had a terrific, successful, pain free experience. Hope you will too.
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Buzz in Warrenton, VA – Jul 28, 2018
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Made an appt exactly when I need it. Super helpful safe. Dr walked in with a smile. Made me feel comfortable in the decision to do surgery.
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Asma – Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Espinel did a fantastic job with removing a large cyst that was causing acute pain, difficulty with breathing and nausea. His pre-op attention to details and explanations were comforting. His post-op attention was just as thorough. His good natured bedside manner helped lighten my fears. Dr. Espinel was just as professional and attentive with my Wife and Son who accompanied me. I wish that there were stronger words to express my sincere gratitude for his healing and medicinal prowess.
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Richard M. Guy in Springfield, VA – Jul 22, 2018
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Dr. Espinel is a wonderful surgeon, I would highly recommend him to anyone! Office is great too!
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Ashley in VA – Jul 20, 2018
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Highly Recommended: 5***** I had my Ulcer surgery done with Dr. Espinel , he is an outstanding surgeon and a great human being. I call him “The Finger of God”
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Z in Ashburn, VA – Jun 11, 2018
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My mother had her hernia repair with Dr. Espinel. It's absolutely terrifying seeing your loved one in pain and despair but Dr. Espinel provided excellent care and service to address all of our needs. He was thorough in his explanation and ensured everything went well from pre-procedure to post-surgical follow-ups. His mannerism and professionalism is a true reflection of his compassion and dedication towards his patients!
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Apr 27, 2018
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Outstanding surgeon and his office staff,Katlyn and Anna do a great job. He repaired two hernias recently for me using the Da Vinci surgical system with no side effects. All went and is well.
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Sanford Russell in Reston,Va – Mar 18, 2018
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My husband had surgery with this gentleman, this DR, is outstanding. We recommend his services to anyone. He is beyond the best Dr we have ever been here in our area of Smyrna TN. My husband had his gull bladder removed with him and if it wasn't for him who knows what would have gone wrong with my husband, because he operated on him immediately. I take my hat and bow my head to this man. I truly appreciate him for taking care of us the way he did, he was caring and comforting too.
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Murfreesboro, TN – Dec 15, 2017
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I want to express our thanks and admiration for the professional care and consideration I received from Dr Espinel. He removed my troubled gall bladder last week and I had my followup visit today. Throughout, his analysis and careful explanation of my situation gave me confidence that I was in the right place. He answered my questions and he gave my wife confidence that everything possible would be done to fix my problem. He is an outstanding surgeon and person.
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Jim J in Reston, VA – Jul 13, 2016
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I found Dr. Espinel to be very knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate. He listened to my explanation of symptoms, asked appropriate questions, and explained my diagnosis and my options thoroughly in manner I understood. I found him to be conservative, but very thorough. I appreciated that he did not order unnecessary tests. His robotic procedure was without complication and my recovery has gone very well. I have and will continue to recommend this fine surgeon to all family/ friends.
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Carol R. in Mount Juliet, TN – Feb 18, 2016
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This man, while he may be a competent surgeon, has no bed side manner and when there are possible complications after the fact he denies they were caused by the procedure he did and refuses to help correct the issue. I would not recommend him to anyone and would advise friends and families avoid him if at all possible.
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Murfreesboro, TN – Feb 10, 2016
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Dr. Espinel is a outstanding surgeon and has a lot of compassion for his patients. Plus, he has a positive personality; unlike most surgeons who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder. Also, he does not get mad or upset when you call him in the middle of the night for a urgent medical problem. Dr. Espinel has enormous amount of knowledge and experience not only as a surgeon, but as a human being.
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I knew I wanted to be a doctor at a very early age. My parents owned a pharmacy and in most Latin countries at the time people with common-day ailments could walk up to a pharmacy, discuss the symptoms with the staff and get the medicine they needed ...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Ochsner Med Foundation New Orleans
Residency Hospital
1992
Tulane U
Internship Hospital
1991
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Loyola University of New Orleans
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Stone Springs Surgical Associates, Dulles VA

Stone Springs Surgical Associates, Dulles VA24430 Stone Springs Blvd Unit 250 Dulles, VA 20166
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Virginia Surgery Associates

Virginia Surgery Associates300 Stonecrest Blvd Ste 340 Smyrna, TN 22033
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Stonesprings Hospital Center

Dulles, VA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

Nashville, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Smyrna, TN

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)