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

John Brebbia, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1159 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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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite B100
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8962

Fax 301-774-8963

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7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD, 20735

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
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO

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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
  • May 26, 2024

    DR. BREBBIA WAS ABLE TO PUT MY FEARS AT EASE BY EXPLAINING IT WAS COMMEN AND HAS ABILITY TO BE EFFECTIVE IN EASING THEM

  • May 23, 2024

    Thorough session, that answered my questions!

  • May 9, 2024

    Dr Brebbia is always caring, professional, and caring.