Jonathan Peter Giurintano, MD| Microvascular Plastic Surgery, Head And Neck Surgical Oncology | MedStar Health

Jonathan Peter Giurintano, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (245 reviews)

Specialities: Microvascular Plastic Surgery, Head And Neck Surgical Oncology, Head And Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Languages: English

(202) 877-8439

About me

Jonathan Giurintano, MD, FACS, is a board-certified otolaryngologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. A diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, he is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, an active member of the American Head and Neck Society, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Giurintano treats benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, with a special focus on head and neck cancer surgery, salivary gland surgery, and microvascular reconstruction.

As a specialty-trained head and neck cancer surgeon, Dr. Giurintano forms part of a multidisciplinary team that offers tailored treatment to patients diagnosed with tumors of the head and neck. He is also trained in the reconstruction of head and neck surgical defects using local, regional, and microvascular “free” flap techniques. Additionally, he is trained in using sialendoscopy for the minimally invasive removal of stones from the salivary ducts and robotic surgery for tumors located in the back of the throat and voice box.

His clinical interests include the reconstruction of complex defects created by the removal of cancers from the head and neck, accessing tumors of the parapharyngeal space, and exploring new corridors for endoscopic approaches to the skull base. His research interests include improving post-treatment survival outcomes in head and neck cancer survivors, examining the impact of existing disease comorbidities and frailty in head and neck surgery, and identifying improved reconstructive options for head and neck defects, specifically skull base defects.

A native of Jackson, MS, Dr. Giurintano received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed internship and residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where as a chief resident he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Finally, he completed a one-year fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology, anterior skull base surgery, and microvascular reconstruction at the University of California – San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Giurintano has participated in international humanitarian trips, traveling to Migori, Kenya with the Kenya Relief organization to offer medical aid. He has presented both oral and poster presentations at numerous national conferences, and he has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. Giurintano is dedicated to providing comprehensive surgical care of the head and neck, and he is excited to bring an innovative skill set to the Washington, DC, region. He values the use of minimally invasive techniques when possible in order to minimize operative morbidity, decrease hospital length of stay, and increase patient quality of life in the post-operative period. He is passionate about working closely with his colleagues in the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology in a multidisciplinary setting so that his patients can receive the highest quality of care from a team of trained experts.

Dr. Giurintano is accepting all patients who require a higher level of care for disorders of the head and neck, including advanced head and neck cancers, as well as patients who require reconstruction of defects caused by the removal of head and neck cancers.

Philosophy of Care

“My philosophy of care follows the teaching ‘cura personalis’ (care of the whole person). When patients are diagnosed with head or neck cancer, it’s a life changing diagnosis, one that can often alter their physical appearance as well as the ability to eat, speak, and breathe. A diagnosis of head and neck cancer can drastically affect a patient’s ability to enjoy the seemingly most basic activities – such as eating at a restaurant with family and friends. My goal as a surgeon is to not only achieve an optimal oncologic result, but to provide an optimal functional result so that my patients can return to their pre-cancer quality of life as closely as possible.

“As part of the first generation in my family to join the medical field, I consider it an absolute privilege to work as a physician and have the opportunity to provide care to patients in their time of need. I understand that a diagnosis of cancer with the potential of requiring major surgery can be overwhelming, and I strive to provide undivided attention to my patients and their loved ones in the setting of compassion and kindness so that they feel comfortable and confident in their medical care. It is my mission to treat all patients with the highest quality medical care I can possibly offer.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Throat Abscess
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Mass
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Airway Tumors
  • Alaryngeal Communication
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Benign Airway Tumors
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Buccal Space Mass
  • Cervical Teratoma
  • Cheek Bone Fractures
  • Cheek Problems
  • Choking Sensation
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Head And Neck
  • Cough
  • Craniofacial Tumors
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Mass
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Eye Socket Fractures
  • Face Cancer
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Deformity
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disease
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Tumor
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Facial Tumor
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Follicular Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Foreign Body (THROAT)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Glossitis
  • Glossodynia
  • Glottic Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head And Neck Melanoma
  • Head And Neck Sarcoma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Head Mass
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Infratemporal Fossa Tumors
  • Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Jaw Cancer
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Infection
  • Jaw Lesions
  • Jaw Pain
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Ludwig Angina
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Airway Tumors
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Lip
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Tonsils
  • Medullary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Of Ear
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of Nasal Cavity
  • Nose Fracture
  • Odontogenic Tumors
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Tumor
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
  • Otalgia
  • Palate Cancer
  • Papillary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Parapharyngeal Abscess
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Mass
  • Polyp Of Cheek
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Radiation Induced Sialadenitis
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus And Nasal Mucoceles
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Fracture
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Spots On Tongue
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Esophagus
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Jaw
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Tonsils
  • Stomatitis
  • Strep Throat
  • Stylohyoid Syndrome
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Supraglottic Cancer
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Sores
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsil Tumor
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tracheocutaneous Fistula
  • Tumor Of Nose
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Issues
  • Vocal Cord Lesions
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid Surgery
  • Base Of Skull Surgery
  • Caldwell Luc Surgery
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ear Cancer Surgery
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Face Cancer Surgery
  • Facial Reanimation Surgery
  • Flap Surgery
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer (FTC) Surgery
  • Free Flap Neck
  • Glossectomy
  • Glottic Cancer Surgery
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Inspire Therapy
  • Jaw Cancer Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Mandibulotomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Flap Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mouth Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Nose Fracture Surgery
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Outer Ear Cancer Surgery
  • Palate Cancer Surgery
  • Palate Surgery
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Radical Neck Dissection
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Reconstruction Orbit
  • Reconstructive Surgery For Head And Neck Cancer
  • Robotic Glossectomy
  • Robotic Lingual Tonsillectomy
  • Salivary Gland Transfer
  • Scalp Reconstruction
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Sinus Fracture Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Graft
  • Speech Aid Prosthesis
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Styloidectomy
  • Submandibular Gland Excision
  • Supraglottic Laryngectomy
  • Throat Abscess Drainage
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Tracheostomy Revision
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Vocal Cord Cancer Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Voice Prosthesis
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8186

Fax 877-826-5501

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6862 Elm Street
McLean, VA, 22101

202-295-0560

Fax 877-376-2418

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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

Education

Fellowship Program: University of California Hospitals and Clinics (2018)

Residency Program: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2017)

Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2012)

News and publications

https://blog.medstarwashington.org/2019/06/18/head-and-neck-cancers-how-reconstructive-surgery-can-maintain-patients-looks/

https://blog.medstarwashington.org/2019/05/14/no-cancer-tiny-scars-successful-treatment-of-skin-cancer-on-the-head-or-neck/

https://blog.medstarwashington.org/2019/03/19/how-vaping-affects-dental-health-and-why-it-is-not-a-healthy-alternative-to-smoking/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33400633/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33815970/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30955881/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30665174/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32659110/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30368386/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28845380/



https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24166657/


Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Mar 22, 2022

    Dr. Giurintano explained my situation very thoroughly. He was extremely professional and caring.

  • Mar 15, 2022

    Answered all questions and provided detailed explanation of forthcoming procedures and options.

  • Feb 25, 2022

    Both procedures were explained perfectly and I was able to see the process on screen as the procedure was performed and then explained in detail afterward