Ivanesa L. Pardo Lameda, MD| General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery | MedStar Health

Ivanesa L. Pardo Lameda, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (546 reviews)

Specialties: General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Languages: Spanish, English

(877) 680-8198

About me

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), where she sits on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) committee.

Dr. Pardo was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where she later earned her medical degree at the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado. She then went on to complete a general surgery residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine, before completing her fellowship training in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at Albany Medical Center.

As a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, Dr. Pardo specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity through the use of minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery. She also sees patients for gallbladder disease, reflux disease and other gastrointestinal conditions, hernias, and solid organ surgery.

Dr. Pardo has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has authored abstracts and peer-reviewed publications. She is an advocate for minimally invasive surgery, which allows patients to recover faster and return to their regular activities more quickly. Additionally, minimally invasive techniques inflict less trauma on the body while still achieving the desired outcome, meaning that patients experience less pain, and therefore, consume less pain medication.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center provides a comprehensive program for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. As part of the support offered by MedStar, patients will engage in an education program working with a team of in-house physicians, dietitians, mental health providers, and exercise physiologist to help them succeed in their weight loss journey.
 
Philosophy of Care

I work closely with my patients to help them achieve their individual goals. My patients come to me for a variety of reasons. They want to lose weight in order to feel healthy again, to have the ability to play with their children or grandchildren, and to stop needing medications. Whatever your weight loss goal is, that's what I'm going to help you do.

A big part of my practice involves conversation. As an active listener, I promote engaged and open conversation in order to create a comfortable environment where honesty and transparency are key. Through conversation, I aim to ease any anxiety or fear associated with surgery in addition to fully comprehend the goals of each individual.

Patient education is also a key part of my practice. It is important to me that I answer all of my patient's questions in a comprehensive way. I feel proud when patients tell me that they would recommend their families and friends to me for care and that I was always there when they needed me.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Overweight
  • Robotic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Apron
  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Biliary Colic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Groin Mass
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Post Bariatric And Weight Loss Surgery
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Skin Abscess
  • Splenic Disease
  • Stomach Masses
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis Surgery
  • Bariatric Revision
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Closure Of Enterostomy
  • Components Separation
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Da Vinci Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Duodenoduodenostomy
  • Enterectomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Excision Of Tumor
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Flank Hernia Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastrostomy
  • Gastrostomy Closure Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Incisional Hernia Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Mesh Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Ladd Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Jejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Linx
  • Lymph Node Dissection
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Mediports
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Biopsy
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Peg Tube Evaluation
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Port
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Repair Laceration
  • Robotic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
  • Single Site Robotic Surgery
  • Single Site Surgery
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Surgery For Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Umbilical Hernia Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 301
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7788

Fax 877-680-8198

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Albany Medical Center (2013)

Residency Program: Indiana University Hospitals (2012)

Medical School: Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvardao (2003)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Nov 28, 2023

    I would definitely recommend the Doctor to my Family and Friends. Very easy to communicate with her.

  • Oct 24, 2023

    Dr. Pardo is wonderful....

  • Sep 19, 2023

    She was awesome