Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(18)
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Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

6430 Rockledge Dr Ste 510

Bethesda, MD 20817

Contact Information

(301) 515-0900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Fitzgibbons' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fitzgibbons "Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the hand and upper extremity. A native of Boston, MA and graduate of Harvard College. Dr. Fitzgibbons received his medical degree from Brown Medical School after completing the Dartmouth/Brown combined MD program. He continued at Brown University completing an internship in general surgery, a residency in orthopedic surgery, and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Fitzgibbons then returned to Harvard for a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Fitzgibbons performs a wide variety of advanced procedures, treating fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, carpal tunnel and other nerve compression problems, trigger finger and other forms of tendonitis, sprains, and arthritic conditions. His consultations are consistently precise and thorough. Dr. Fitzgibbons makes sure patients fully understand not only their diagnosis but also the risks and benefits of various treatment options, so that together he and the patient arrive at the treatment plan that best suits that patient's particular needs."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Brown Alpert Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Brown Alpert Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Brown Alpert Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Harvard Medical School
    Other Education | Completed 2011
  • Harvard University Extension School
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Most Valuable Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, 2007
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fitzgibbons' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fitzgibbons to family and friends
4.7
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Fitzgibbons' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Fairfax, VA |
He was very helpful the first visit. He finally told me, after 4 years of searching, that I didn't have carpal tunnel, which made me happy, because I knew it wasn't. HOWEVER, the second visit, he was very rude and he did not want to solve my problem after I drove 30 miles to MD from VA. He told me there was nothing he would do and time would fix it. NO, time will NOT fix this, as it has gotten worse and worse over 4 years! This is my dominant hand, I'm only 23, and I need to be able to use it.
in Washington, DC |
I had minimum delay in getting an appointment. He listens well and seems to ask all the right questions. He acts immediately on a course of action that he explains. The outcomes with estimated times are explained in a layman's terms. Future options are likewise outlined well. I can't think of any deficiency in him. The desk staff at the New Mexico office could use some customer service training, however.
in Sterling, VA |
Dr. Fitzgibbons is an amazing surgeon. I had surgery several weeks ago on my elbow. His care and compassion was remarkable. He takes his time to really listen to his patients and never rushes his appointments. He also explains everything in detail and answers all questions with a kind demeanor. Even Post-op he follows your progress to make sure that you are healing and takes the time to call you if you have any questions!
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Dr. Fitzgibbons accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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