Dr. Mesfin A. Lemma, MD

Dr. Mesfin A. Lemma, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 48 years old

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I strive to listen carefully to each patient in order to understand their problem and its impact on their quality of life. I then formulate a treatment plan, maximizing non-operative care to the greatest extent possible. When surgery is is indicated, I utilize the least invasive methods available to achieve the best long-term results.Read more

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Dr. Lemma's Reviews

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4.7
based on 37 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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in Elkton, MD |
So impressed with everything connected with this visit. It is obvious from start to finish that Dr Lemma and his staff have a high degree of compassion and respect for their patients. On time and well prepared for my first visit, Dr Lemma had already reviewed MRI's and written reports so he could discuss various options for my treatment. In my case, instead of performing surgery immediately, he suggested alternate treatment plans. Looked out for what was truly best for me. Explained in detail
in Nottingham, MD |
Dr. Lemma is an excellent Doctor and surgeon he explains things very well and easy to understand. I have had 2 surgeries my lower back I could not figure why I waited 15 years to have the procedure done. 10 of those Dr. Lemma helped me to continue working until we got to the point where we both said it is time to do it. second I just had my cervical spine done he took out 2 disc and fussed the spine. Both surgeries went very well I feel great I an still working every day installing ceramic tile
in Bowie, MD |
I interviewed three other surgeons prior to Dr. Lemma before making a decision to move forward with spinal surgery. Speaking with Dr. Lemma I felt comfortable and at ease. I was in the presence of an angel from heaven sent whose purpose is to heal broken backs. He explained my diagnosis and how he would rebuild my body. What I discovered was this type of surgery is routine for Dr. Lemma and his staff, he had more experience than all the doctors I interviewed combined.
in Baltimore MD |
I would recommend Dr. Lemma to everyone! He explained my diagnoses in detail and I left feeling confident with my treatment plan. The staff was so friendly aswell. Thank you so much for all that you do.
in Falls Church, Va. |
From the courtesy of the receptionist to the kind professionalism of Dr. Lemma, i have nothing but the highest praise for the entire staff of this wonderful practice! Thank you!!
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Lemma is a very caring person, and he took the time to explain everything to me very patiently. I would highly recommend Dr. Lemma to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon. He also has a very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient staff.
in Middle River, MD |
Just one of my better Dr. Visits. He really put me at ease. Explained everything, concerned about a couple issues, acknowledged my concerns. What an excellent bedside manner, so to speak. He seems to genuinely care about his patients.
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Dr. Lemma's Care Philosophy

I strive to listen carefully to each patient in order to understand their problem and its impact on their quality of life. I then formulate a treatment plan, maximizing non-operative care to the greatest extent possible. When surgery is is indicated, I utilize the least invasive methods available to achieve the best long-term results.

Dr. Lemma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Lemma's Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Engineering

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities