Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD

Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 72
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Dr. Samuel Wiesel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(202) 444-8766

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wiesel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Broken Neck
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more than 72% of peers
Low Back Pain
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more than 66% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 37% of peers

Dr. Wiesel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Wiesel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wiesel "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."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wiesel "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

23  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis

1  Procedures

  • Fracture Care

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

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

  • 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

Dr. Wiesel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wiesel's Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wiesel to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Wiesel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    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)

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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