Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

6430 Rockledge Dr Ste 510

Bethesda, MD 20817

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Dr. Fitzgibbons' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ganglion Cyst
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Ganglion Cyst more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dupuytren's Contracture
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats Trigger Finger more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgibbons' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

"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...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
Harvard Medical School
2010
Brown Alpert Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Brown Alpert Medical School
Residency Hospital
2005
Brown Alpert Medical School
Internship Hospital
2002
Dartmouth College
Medical School
1999
Harvard University Extension School
1995
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
2011
2010
2009
2005
2002
1999
1995

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Most Valuable Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, 2007

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Dr. Fitzgibbons' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fitzgibbons

4.8

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
90%
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4 Stars
5%
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1 Star
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I had medical urgency on my hand. Dr. Fitzgibbons promptly assessed the issue, ordered imaging, and recommendend few imaging centers (I didn't know existed) far better than Wash.Radiol.Association. He promptly called me after reviewing imaging report, explained in detail issue and told me what to do about it. He called afterhours, eventhough he had surgeries all day. In 20 yrs, it's the first time a physician called me to follow up! Staff is a bit sloppy, but I would def. see him again.
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Dr. Fitzgibbons is FANTASTIC!!! I had complicated elbow fracture. He performed my surgery and it was a success. After the surgery he referred me to excellent occupational therapist, Steph Clement. I am happy to report that three months after surgery I can do everything I want with my arm. Dr. Fitzgibbons is at the top of his game when it comes to surgical aspects and patient care. I highly recommend him.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD