Keitaro Nakamoto, MD| General Surgery | MedStar Health
Keitaro Nakamoto

Keitaro Nakamoto, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: General Surgery

Languages: Japanese, English


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
  • 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


Fax 855-304-5289

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


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


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


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)