James Francis FitzGerald, MD| Colon And Rectal Surgery | MedStar Health

James Francis FitzGerald, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (381 reviews)

Specialities: Colon And Rectal Surgery

Languages: English

855-618-5998

About me

As an assistant professor of clinical surgery at Georgetown University, Dr. FitzGerald plays an important role in preparing the next generation of doctors. He has written several peer-reviewed journal articles, contributed to book chapters and delivered medical presentations in the field of colon and rectal surgery.

Dr. FitzGerald also serves as the Department Chair of Surgery at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

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 Crohn's 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 Cancer
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foreign Body (ANUS-RECTUM)
  • Foreign Body (COLON-INTESTINE)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • 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
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • 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 Crohn's 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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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 305
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-7202

Fax 855-618-5998

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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 Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • Tricare Standard
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Board Certification: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Fellowship Program: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2004)

Fellowship Program: University of Connecticut Health Center (2003)

Fellowship Program: University of Connecticut Health Center (2001)

Residency Program: University of Connecticut Health Center (2000)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1996)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Nov 30, 2022

    DR FITZGERALD WAS VERY HELPFUL IN EXPLAINING BY PROBLEM

  • Oct 5, 2022

    Exceptional surgeon - truly.

  • Sep 14, 2022

    Dr. Fitzgerald explains all items fully and takes time to answer any questions.