Brent Bowie Wiesel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (557 reviews)

Specialities: Shoulder And Elbow Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

202-444-7804

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 Georgetown 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.

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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
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal 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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Practice locations

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McLean, VA, 22101

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Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20007

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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 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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.5
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.5
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.4
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.4
  • Provider showed respect

    4.5
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.4
  • Aug 17, 2021

    Good

  • Aug 12, 2021

    This was for a second opinion. The physician actually dissuaded from undergoing unnecessary surgery.

  • Aug 12, 2021

    Entire visit was 5 minutes max.