Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD

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Age 72
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Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD
Dr. Wiesel is chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University, and a professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine, a position he's held since 1989. He specializes in treating patients with spinal conditions affecting the neck and lower back. In addition to patient care, Dr. Wiesel is heavily involved in training the next generation of orthopaedic specialists through his academic and clinical appointments, earning many recognitions for his teaching abilities along the way. He is equally committed to advancing the field through his work with major peer-reviewed publications and professional medical societies. Chief among them are his longstanding positions as Editor-in-Chief, Seminars in Spine Surgery, (Saunders); Executive Editor, The Back Letter (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins); and Member, Board of Editors, Spine. Most recently, Dr. Wiesel served as senior editor for the second edition ofOperative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, a four-volume instructional manual released in 2016. An active researcher, Dr. Wiesel has presented at many national and international conferences, and published widely with many academic articles, books and chapters to his credit.

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(202) 444-8766

Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD

Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
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Care Philosophy

Throughout my career, I have focused on treating my patients as if they were members of my family. No matter what type of spinal disorder someone may have, my mission is always the same: Isolate the the problem, find the right diagnosis, and then come up with the most appropriate therapy to fix it. While surgery may be the ultimate answer, I always try the most conservative approach first.
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Dr. Wiesel's Experience

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Dr. Wiesel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
19

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
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Procedures

  • Fracture Care

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Wiesel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wiesel to family and friends
2.9
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Wiesel's Performance
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    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Jacksonville, FL |
I was completely moved to see how he cares for all of his patients. He was on time, professional, thorough, and kind. I am doing much better now.
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  • Coventry Health Care
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  • EmblemHealth
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  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
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Hospitals where Dr. Wiesel has admitting privileges

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
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