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

Brent Wiesel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (1228 reviews)

Specialties: 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 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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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

202-444-8766

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

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Insurance

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
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO

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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

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.5
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.5
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.5
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.5
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.6
  • May 20, 2024

    Great experience. Everything was perfect.

  • May 16, 2024

    Eight minutes totalAsked me to tell him backstory and then cut me off ... RudelyExam was cursory ... But he gave me the cortisol shot which was what I was seeking ... Terrible human interaction ... Clearly had other stuff on his mind

  • May 10, 2024

    It's was above all of my expectations