John Brebbia, MD| Obesity and Weight Management Nutrition, Bariatric Surgery | MedStar Health

John Brebbia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (992 reviews)

Specialties: Obesity and Weight Management Nutrition, Bariatric Surgery

Languages: Spanish, English

(877) 680-8198

About me

John S. Brebbia, MD, FACS, MBA, is a general surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery.

His areas of interest are: Foregut surgery, including antireflux procedures and Heller myotomy for achalasia, Laparoscopic bariatric and oncologic procedures, Solid organ surgery including splenectomy, adrenalectomy and nephrectomy, Hernia surgery including groin, ventral, parastomal and paraesophageal.

Dr. Brebbia received his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he also completed his surgical internship and residency. Following his residency, he completed an MBA at The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Brebbia's accomplishments include: Serving as assistant professor of surgery at State University of New York at Stony Brook, Implementing the Bariatrics program at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford Delaware, Publishing numerous journal articles in CHEST, Contemporary Surgery, Critical Care Medicine, and Treating patients in wound care as a volunteer following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery Counseling
  • Biliary Colic
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Post Bariatric And Weight Loss Surgery
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
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Procedures I perform

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis Surgery
  • Bariatric Revision
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • 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
  • Excision Of Tumor
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Flank Hernia Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Restrictive Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Mesh Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Robotic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Roux-En-Y Bypass
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Umbilical Hernia Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Practice locations

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7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-774-8962

Fax 301-774-8963

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite B100
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8962

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13950 Brandywine Road
Suite 420
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-782-2220

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Internship/Residency: State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)

Residency Program: State University of New York at Buffalo (1998)

Medical School: University of Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1993)

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

    4.8
  • Dec 27, 2023

    Gave my background info on my surgery and what to expect and eased my anxiety

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Yes I would recommend him.

  • Oct 17, 2023

    He was thoughtful and listened my questions. He was concerned and answered every question