Brian Lim Bello, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (266 reviews)

Specialities: Colon And Rectal Surgery

Languages: English

(202) 877-8483

About me

Brian Bello, MD is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon with the MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program and and program director of MedStar Health's fellowship in colon and rectal surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a graduate degree from Georgetown University. He finished medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia where he was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Bello completed a residency in general surgery and fellowships in both minimally invasive surgery and colon and rectal surgery at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Bello specializes in the treatment of colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, complex anorectal disorders, diverticulitis, fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, pelvic floor disorders, colonoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and general surgery. Dr. Bello has advanced training in performing state-of-the-art minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery for major colon and rectal surgery. He has a special interest in researching enhanced recovery protocols and outcomes after surgery.

Dr. Bello has presented at national meetings and written multiple book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anorectal Abnormalities
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Crohns Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foreign Body Anusrectum
  • Foreign Body Colonintestine
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo Colonic Fistula
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Proctitis
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Vesical Fistula
  • Turcot Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Fissure Fistulectomy
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anorectal Myectomy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy Revision
  • Delorme Procedure
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Fissurectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hemorrhoidopexy Stapling
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
  • Ileostomy
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Ostomy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Proctectomy
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation For Incontinence
  • Seton Placement
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization Doppler Ligation
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8962

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-3300

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20036

202-223-9040

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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

Education

Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2013)

Residency Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2012)

Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2011)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 11, 2021

    Dr. Bello is very knowledgeable and detailed. He made me feel very comfortable.

  • Aug 11, 2021

    Dr. Bello is very thorough and explains things better well.

  • Jun 10, 2021

    Dr Bello is great - so happy to answer questions, and gives really clear and thorough explanations.