Brent Wiesel, MD| Shoulder And Elbow Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Brent Wiesel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (1119 reviews)

Specialties: Shoulder And Elbow Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Brent B. Wiesel, MD, is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery for adolescents and adults. In addition to traditional open surgery, he has expertise in the latest techniques including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and reverse shoulder replacement.

Dr. Wiesel is chief of the shoulder service at the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, and he performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Wiesel developed his interest in shoulder disorders after injuring his shoulder preparing for the 1996 Olympics as a member of the USA Canoe/Kayak whitewater slalom team. His injury and subsequent two surgeries prevented him from competing in the Olympics, but he returned to the sport recreationally and went on to medical school and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He had additional training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia.

As part of the shoulder service team, Dr. Wiesel is also involved in research on advancing treatment for shoulder and elbow disorders.

Read more about Dr. Wiesel's background and accomplishments.

Patient Story:

Dr. Wiesel's Treatments:

Clinical areas of focus

  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Shoulder
  • Axillary Neuropathy
  • Bankart Lesions
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Bicep Tendon Tear
  • Bursitis Of The Arm
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Shoulder
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Glenohumeral Arthritis
  • Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD)
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Labrum
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Loose Body In The Shoulder
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Shoulder
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Shoulder
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear
  • Pectoralis Muscle Tear
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Slap Tear
  • Spinoglenoid Notch Ganglion Cyst
  • Sports Related Clavicle Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Sports Related Shoulder Injury
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Subacromial Impingement
  • Subchondral Bone Cyst Sbc Shoulder
  • Subcoracoid Impingement
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Tendinitis Of The Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Failure
  • Tricep Injury
  • Triceps Tendon Tear
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
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Procedures I perform

  • Arm Fracture Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Bankart Repair
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Bristow
  • Clavicle Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Steroid Injection
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture Surgery
  • Latarjet
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Arm
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Shoulder
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Clavicle
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Proximal Humerus
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Shoulder
  • Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Steroid Injection
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Slap Tear Repair
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Synovectomy Of Shoulder
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Revision Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Tricep Repair
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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 210
McLean, VA, 22101


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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815


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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center Ground Fl
Washington, DC, 20007


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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Open POS II
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Network OA
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
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    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
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    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • United Student Resources
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)



Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2008)

Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2007)

Internship Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospital (2003)

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Jan 23, 2024

    A little rushed

  • Jan 18, 2024

    Excellent experience with no hiccups at all.

  • Jan 5, 2024

    I came to Dr Wiesel for a second opinion and I will have him provide all further treatment for me. He is very knowledgeable and thorough in his diagnosis. He explained the treatment throughly to me. I have full confidence in him