Dr. Matthew Fitzer, MD

Dr. Matthew Fitzer, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Matthew Fitzer, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 2000 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

1850A Town Center Pkwy

Reston, VA 20190

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
more than 78% of peers
more than 77% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 73% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fitzer "Bariatric surgery is a demanding specialty, and I believe that a physician cannot really provide high-quality care unless they commit to their full attention to it. Bariatric surgery is all that we do at Virginia Bariatric Surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

1  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

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.


  • Christopher Newport University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fitzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fitzer to family and friends
32 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Fitzer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Matthew Fitzer is a highly skilled Bariatric surgeon. Dr. Fitzer has a very professional manner that conveys confidence and competency; he listens well, and communicates in a straightforward manner. He is very experienced, having completed many years of bariatric surgery and has excellent...more
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Based upon reviews from this site and others I scheduled an appointment to see Dr Fitzer. I must say I was extremely disappointed in the experience. 1) Upper GI completed 1/4 2) concerns with the test as communicated by the radiologist 3) didn’t see Dr Fitzer until 2/15 4) when I finally saw him...more
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I had bariatric surgery (gastric bypass R-N-Y) in June 2013. I lost over 200 lb in the first year. I feel wonderful! I am 67 yrs old and feel younger and better than I have in many years. Dr. Fitzer is the best surgeon in the world and I am so thankful I found him.
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I would recommend Dr. Fitzer to anyone! He performed gastric bypass surgery on myself and my son in January 2016. My son as lost 130 pounds and I have lost 101 pounds. His office staff is excellent and very sensitive to our needs. I went from 11 prescriptions meds to one (eye drops). I haven't...more
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