Keitaro Nakamoto, MD| General Surgery | MedStar Health

Keitaro Nakamoto, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: General Surgery

Languages: Japanese, English

855-304-5289

About me

Keitaro Nakamoto, MD, is an acute care surgeon at MedStar Health and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is part of a team of surgical specialists who care for patients at all four of MedStar Health’s Baltimore region hospitals.

Patients in need of traumatic, critical, and emergency-based procedures often present in hospital emergency rooms requiring acute care surgery. Dr. Nakamoto is trained to perform these urgent procedures with use of minimally invasive and robotic techniques. Some of the most common surgeries he performs include laparoscopic hernia repairs, cholecystectomies (gall bladder removal), and colon procedures. 

Dr. Nakamoto earned his medical degree at the Okayama University Medical School. He then went on to pursue more than a decade of postgraduate training through clinical residency and fellowship programs in both Japan and the U.S. During this time, Dr. Nakamoto trained in surgery, general medicine, advanced gastrointestinal surgery, bariatric surgery, and minimally-invasive surgery.

Dr. Nakamoto is the lead investigator on a study funded by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) focused on the development and validation of virtual reality robotic simulation training. Additionally, he contributed two chapters of content for Pocket Surgery, published in 2022, concentrating on robotic surgical training. 

“My goal is always to help my patients get back to their normal lives as quickly as possible following a critical medical situation. The use of minimally-invasive techniques in the operating room allows me to accomplish that. I am proud to be part of MedStar Health. The organization sees the value and is continuously investing in new technologies to improve patient care and experience.” —Keitaro Nakamoto, MD

Dr. Nakamoto is also fluent in Japanese.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Biliary Colic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Intussusception
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Richter Hernia
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spleen Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Cecostomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Components Separation
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Da Vinci Colon Resection
  • Da Vinci Gastrectomy
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fundoplication
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Robotic Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 307
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-1158

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Bldg Ste G1
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-5930

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3001 South Hanover Street
Gruehn Bldg Ste 216A
Baltimore, MD, 21225

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2021)

Residency Program: Marshall Health Medical Center (2020)

Residency Program: Beth Israel/Mount Sinai (2016)

Fellowship Program: U.S. Naval Hospital (2014)

Residency Program: St. Lukes International Hospital (2013)

Medical School: Okayama Daigaku Igakubu Medical School (2011)