John Brebbia, MD| Bariatric Surgery | MedStar Health

John Brebbia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (578 reviews)

Specialities: 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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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8962

Fax 301-774-8963

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Fax 301-774-8963

13950 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-782-2220

Fax 877-680-8198

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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

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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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Mar 14, 2022

    Past habits (smoking, Covid weight gain) I felt judged for. I'm very proud of having quit smoking over 30 years ago and very proud of not giving up on losing weight.

  • Mar 9, 2022

    The doctor is very kind and he discussed everything I need to know. Best of all I'm very comfortable on talking to him because he smiles all the time. It seems when you talk to the doctor your talking to a friend. That's why I don't hesitate to ask questions

  • Feb 15, 2022

    You all are the best