Dr. Tushar Patel, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. Tushar Patel, MD
As the son of a diplomat, Dr. Tushar Patel grew up traveling the world. Today as an orthopaedic spine specialist, he enjoys helping patients return to travel and the activities they love. After earning his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Patel completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. He then went on to do a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Before joining OrthoVirginia in 2000, Dr. Patel served as Chief of the Section of Spine Surgery and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Yale University. He holds six patents for spinal implants that make spinal surgery safer and improve patient outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Patel is internationally renowned as a researcher in the field of tissue regeneration as it applies to spinal surgery, serves as Section Editor for the Orthopedics Knowledge Update published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and participates in various leadership roles in the professional societies to which he belongs.

8180 Greensboro Dr Ste 300

McLean, VA 22102

Contact Information

(703) 810-5217

Dr. Tushar Patel, MD

Dr. Tushar Patel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Patel enjoys caring for patients of all ages and getting to know them as individuals.
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Dr. Patel's Experience

Dr. Patel'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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated
  • George Washington University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • George Washington University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Ashburn, VA |
I have had two surgeries performed by Dr. Patel. An anterior discectomy fusion on my cervical spine and a laminectomy on my cervical spine to remove a cyst. He did a wonderful job and gave me back a pain-free life. I find him friendly, warm, truthful and direct. And of course....he is a fabulous physician and surgeon.
Washington, DC |
Dr. Patel is by far the best orthopedic surgeon in the area. My mother had neck surgery with him 4 years ago and had wonderful results. Now 4 years later she had to have lower back surgery and again, Dr. P did not disappoint! The compassion and understanding he shows to patients is unparalleled. Not only does he take time to answer your questions and put you at ease, he is extremely skilled and knowledgeable. Looking for a orthopedic surgeon, look no further! He's amazing. Thanks Doc!!
Baltimore, MD |
I had surgery with Dr Patel se real years ago and I never got better. All started the day of surgery when they didn't have the screws but instead of cancelling the surgery he decided to change the procedure and do a fusion. Well fusion don't have a good success in these type of injuries. When I returned he told me that we may have to do another surgery this time with screws and from the back and front. I never returned, I'm not crazy to go again.
in Reva VA |
Simply the best.....having had 4 surgeries prior to him my final healing was by Patel changed my life positively ....The surgeon surgeons go to.......nearly 4 years since surgery and doing great at 63. No bells and whistles just talent...use him if you can. Dwight Foster
in Los Lunas, NM |
I have know Dr. Patel for fifteen years. I first met him when I had him evaluate my sister and he did a neck to get the problem taken care of which was very successful. I saw him in 2007 and he did a neck fusion on me. I recently saw him again for sensation in my neck and arms and he went to every length to solve this problem. He is caring besides being a fantastic surgeon, world renown and takes time with his patients. To correct your site, Dr. Patel is 52.
in Manassas Park, Va |
I have had 2 surgical procedures with Dr. Patel. The first was a fusion of the C-2-3. It went perfect. The second was a fusion of C-3-4-5-6. This surgery was more difficult - but again it went perfect. During my initial consults, follow-up and a post op visits he was attentive and responsive to all my questions. I have recommended Dr. Patel to a lot of friends who have also had fantastic experiences. If you are looking to have orthopedic cervical surgery done, put your trust in Dr Patel.
in Aldie, VA |
This doctor was excellent, He was very confident that he could help me and he did not dissapoint me. After suffering for about a year with other doctors that did not help me, Dr. Patel fixed the problem and now I have my life back. Great job.............
in Centreville, VA |
Dr. Patel is rude, arrogant and condescending. After seeing him yrs ago, I recently referred a friend who was in horrible back pain. He convinced her that she needed surgery & not to bother w/PT. She scheduled surgery but went for a 2nd opinion. Patel was clearly offended that she had gotten a 2nd opinion. Then the day before the surgery, he cancelled it & dropped her as a patient. She was devastated. Was she not supposed to research her options? I'd NEVER recommend him again.
in Williamsburg, VA |
Dr Patel is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon that has treated me for various issues including a disc fusion since 1999. He is always attentive and fully aware of the issues being discussed and my concerns. He never rushes me through,provides me with well framed alternatives and acts with exceptional promptness when a serious problem presents itself. He can be hard to get an appointment with because of his skills but it is worth the effort. Even though I have moved I still go to his office
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  • Humana
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  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Patel has admitting privileges

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3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
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1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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