Alain Elias Abdo, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (195 reviews)

Specialities: General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Languages: Spanish, French, Arabic, English

About me

Alain Abdo, MD, bariatric surgeon, has extensive training in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques, and is a certified user of da Vinci® technology. 

Dr. Abdo earned his medical degree at Lebanese University and then relocated to the Baltimore area, where he pursued training and a bariatric/minimally invasive fellowship program at Saint Agnes Hospital. During that time, he pursued clinical rotations at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and MedStar Franklin Square, building his knowledge and expertise in the areas of general surgery, pediatrics, trauma, transplant surgery and burn care. Additionally, Dr. Abdo has demonstrated a solid commitment to his field through conducting, publishing and presenting medical research. 

Dr. Abdo is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic. 

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Apron
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Post Bariatric And Weight Loss Surgery
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Procedures I perform

  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Revision
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch
  • Da Vinci Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Duodenal Switch
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastroplasty
  • Hernia Repair
  • Insertion Of Gastric Balloon
  • Laparoscopic Band Adjustments
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement
  • Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
  • Laparoscopic Removal Of Gastric Restrictive Devices
  • Laparoscopic Revision Of Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Stomach Stapling
  • Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
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Practice locations

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200 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218

443-777-1158

Fax 443-777-6866

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Fax 443-777-6866

9105 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-1158

Fax 855-304-5289

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (2016)

Residency Program: Saint Agnes Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: Lebanese University (2010)

Medical School: Lebanese University (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Jul 22, 2021

    I LOVE Dr. Abdo. He's an amazing human

  • Jun 28, 2021

    I think Dr. Abdo is one of the best doctors I've ever had. He takes time to explain everything to your satisfaction, answer all questions and shows sincere concern and compassion for your health and your well-being. I couldn't be more pleased and grateful for having him as my bariatric surgeon.

  • May 27, 2021

    dr. abdo is very kind and understanding.