Dr. Tushar Patel, MD

Dr. Tushar Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Tushar Patel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in McLean, VA. He graduated from Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania and specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.Read his story

8180 Greensboro Dr Ste 300

McLean, VA 22102

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Dr. Patel enjoys caring for patients of all ages and getting to know them as individuals."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

73  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
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10  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

  • 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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
43 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Patel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (13)

Dr Patel is actually with Washington Orthopedic and Sports Medicine now. He is worlds above any doctor in the Washington metropolitan area when it comes to upper cervical spine issues. He was the only doctor out of 8 that we saw regarding my daughter’s unhealed C1 fracture who was as concerned as...more
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Only sees the results of the surgery based on how well it heals, not on how effective it is. My surgery healed great. I did however have to go on to strong nerve pain medications which made my memory so bad I had to quit work. Now after having a spinal cord stimulator placed and a year of physical...more
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Dr. Patel just removed my herniated disc between C5 and C6 and replaced it with a titaniium cage and bolted it down. Amazingly professional and supremely proficient, He explained the procedure to me prior to the surgery withis head nurse, and when I got rolled in, his team was all there ready,...more
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i went for my neck pain and the associate Dr saw x-rays & referred to physiotherapy for 4 weeks and at the same time they gave me appointment with Dr Tushar Patel. Physiotherapist r really good and i recommend them. After 4 weeks Dr. Tushar Patel saw my x-rays which were shown to associate dr & he...more
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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...more
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