Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists 6430 Rockledge Dr Ste 510 Bethesda, MD 20817 Get Directions
Dr. Peter Fitzgibbons, MD
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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Maryland Orthopedic Specialists - Bethesda6430 Rockledge Dr Ste 510
Bethesda, MD 20817
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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. 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.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Most Valuable Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, 2007
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Dartmouth College

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Brown Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Brown Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brown Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

  • Other Education
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2011

    Harvard University Extension School

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • 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
  • 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