Dr. Richard Brenner, MD

Dr. Richard Brenner, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 54

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(703) 278-2091

Current Patient

Dr. Richard Brenner, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brenner to book an appointment.

Locations

Inova Virginia Surgery Associates - Fairfax

New Patient?
(703) 278-2091
Inova Virginia Surgery Associates - Fairfax13135 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Ste 305 Fairfax, VA 22033
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Inova Virginia Surgery Associates - Falls Church

New Patient?
(703) 278-2091
Inova Virginia Surgery Associates - Falls Church3301 Woodburn Rd Ste 306 Annandale, VA 22003
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Brenner is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Brenner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brenner

4.5

Based on 21 ratings

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What went well
  • Office environment (18)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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I have had three surgeries by dr brenner. He is a wonderful doctor. Very caring and compassionate. Very well liked and respected by everyone at the hospital he works at. Great bedside manner. I hope I won't need more surgery but if I do I would definitely have dr Brenner do it. I hope he is staying well during the covid virus crisis.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robin Ince – Aug 21, 2020
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Dr. Brenner is an amazing doctor, from the moment I stepped in to the door the receptionist and the nurse Anna and Maddy have given me a warm welcome. I was impressed how helpful and kind he was to me. Just like some doctors he could have scheduled several appointments to get what is possible from my insurance, but rather than money first he put his moral and work ethics to treat me humanly. What could have been three or four office visits he managed to treat me in one shot and now after the minor surgery I’m relieved from the pain I have been suffering for over a year. Dr Brenner is a man with integrity and sense of humor. His medical knowledge and experience is beyond once expectation.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Anteneh Tirusew – Aug 16, 2019
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I had a health scare and was referred to VA Surgery Assoc. Upon calling for an appointment and explaining the issue, I was paired with Dr . Brenner. The office scheduled me for a consult for three days later. They subsequently had a cancellation and called back to get me in within 2 days. On the day of consult, I was in the exam room within 15 minutes. Dr. Brenner is very personable and approachable. He took the time to answer the many many questions that my husband and I had. He also didn’t make me feel silly for all of the anxiety I was feeling over the possibilities. After the consult, I was scheduled for surgery that would happen early the next week. The procedure itself went swimmingly. I had no hiccups from check-in to check-out at the hospital. Recovery had been exactly as described. The results came back late on a Friday afternoon after Doc had left for vacation. He called me anyway to give the results and much needed mental relief!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Beth H in Springfield, VA – Jun 15, 2019
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I was scheduled to have my gallbladder out and called because I had pain on the other side of my back. I had numbness in my face for a couple months. They made me go to my regular doctor again for an EKG and for the numbness even though that was something I was seen for a couple times. So my regular doctor cleared me and said that I should get a CT scan of my head and said it could wait until after surgery. I already scheduled all the time off from work at a job I just started.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Charles Nickum in Clifton, VA – Sep 01, 2018
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Dr. Brenner was amazing and professional during a very scary moment of appendicitis and an emergency csection. I appreciate his calm demeanor. I know who to look up if I ever need another surgery. Thank you Dr. Brenner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 22, 2018
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Dr. Brenner is so knowledgeable and considerate! I was greatly encouraged after speaking within him today. He explained my pain trouble and gave me the hope I needed to keep going! Thank you Dr. Brenner! ! I would definitely recommend him to family and friends!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Fairfax, VA – May 16, 2017
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I had a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication with Dr. Brenner. I had an excellent experience! I would recommend him for any surgeries. Dr. Brenner has an exceptional staff. Everyone took extra time to ensure all questions where answer. They went above & beyond my expectation. Dr. Brenner is extremely knowledgeable and has outstanding bed-side manner. He even came to the hospital on his day off to see how I was doing. Was fully recovered 4 weeks after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan in Reston, VA – Sep 08, 2016
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Very friendly staff that listens. Dr. Brenner has a great demeanor who took the time to put me at ease while explaining what would be done and what to expect post-procedure. Everything went smoothly ... just as he had explained it would go.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Jon K in South Riding, VA – Feb 19, 2016
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Brenner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brenner treats Umbilical Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brenner treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brenner performs Hernia Repair more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Brenner performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Ventral Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brenner treats Ventral Hernia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Brenner treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Brenner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(703) 278-2091

Dr. Brenner accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
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HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
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Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive for surgical excellence, and timely/efficient recovery for my patients. I try to convey to each patient my compassion for them as they recover...Read more

Biography

I strive for surgical excellence and timely/efficient recovery for my patients. I try to convey to each patient my compassion for them as they recover...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Richard Brenner, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (703) 278-2091, and for other questions, call (703) 359-8640.

Does Dr. Richard Brenner, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Brenner has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Brenner, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Richard Brenner, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Brenner's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Richard Brenner, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Richard Brenner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brenner frequently treats Umbilical Hernia, Hernia Repair, and Ventral Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brenner treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Brenner, MD's office located?

Dr. Brenner's office is located at 13135 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy Ste 305, Fairfax, VA 22033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brenner is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Alexandria, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Stonesprings Hospital Center

Dulles, VA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average