Krishnan Venkatesan, MD| Trauma And Reconstructive Urology, Urology | MedStar Health
Krishnan Venkatesan

Krishnan Venkatesan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (871 reviews)

Specialties: Trauma And Reconstructive Urology, Urology

Languages: Tamil, Spanish, Portuguese, English

202-877-7012

About me

Krishnan Venkatesan, MD, is the Director of Urologic Reconstruction at Washington Hospital Center. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Venkatesan completed a residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Urology. He was a Clinical Fellow in Genitourinary Reconstruction at the Institute of Urology University College London Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He also completed a fellowship in Urethral Reconstruction at Kulkarni Institute for Urethral Reconstruction in Pune, India, and was a Visiting Fellow in Urologic Reconstruction at the Sava Perovic Foundation in Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Venkatesan is a member of the American Association of Physicians from India, American Medical Association, American Urological Association and the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons. He has been published in multiple publications, abstracts and editorials and has presented around the United States on various urology topics.

Dr. Venkatesan has been presented with several awards for his work. He is fluent in English and Tamil (South India) and proficient in Spanish.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Hematuria
  • Male Stress Incontinence
  • Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Atonic Urinary Bladder
  • Balanitis
  • Bladder Disease
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bladder Neck Obstruction
  • Bladder Stone
  • Bladder Trauma
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Continuous Leakage Of Urine
  • Crushing Injury Of External Genitalia
  • Ejaculatory Dysfunction
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Foreign Body (BLADDER-URETHRA)
  • Foreign Body (PENIS)
  • Frostbite Of Penis
  • Genital Trauma
  • Genitourinary Fistula
  • Hematuria
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hydroureter
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypospadias
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Male Genital Organ Stricture
  • Male Stress Incontinence
  • Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Male Urinary Problems
  • Meatal Stenosis
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
  • Non Traumatic Rupture Of Bladder
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Paralysis Of Bladder
  • Paraphimosis
  • Penile Chordee
  • Penile Fibrosis
  • Penile Induration
  • Penile Plaque
  • Periurethral Abscess
  • Peyronie's Disease (PD)
  • Phimosis
  • Pneumaturia
  • Post Prostatectomy Incontinence
  • Post Void Dribbling
  • Priapism
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Spermatocele
  • Straining On Urination
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Ureterocele
  • Urethral Abscess
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urethritis
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Injury
  • Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urologic Trauma
  • Vesicocutaneous Fistula
  • Voiding Dysfunction
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Of The Penis Surgery
  • Artificial Urinary Sphincter
  • Biopsy Of Penis
  • Biopsy Of Periurethral Tissue
  • Biopsy Of Urethra
  • Botox Injection Of The Bladder
  • Botox Injection Of The Urinary Sphincter
  • Cystogram
  • Cystolitholapaxy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy
  • Dilation Of Ureteral Meatus
  • Endourology
  • Frenulotomy Of Penis
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Lysis Of Penile Adhesions
  • Male Genitourinary Reconstruction
  • Male Sling
  • Penis Straightening For Chordee
  • Plastic Urethral Sphincter
  • Reanastomosis Of Urethra
  • Reattachment Of Amputated Penis
  • Reconstruction Of Penis
  • Release Of Chordee
  • Removal Of Internal Penile Prosthesis
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Spermatocele Aspiration
  • Testopel Insertion
  • Transgender Feminization Surgery
  • Transgender Masculinization Surgery
  • Ureteral Stent
  • Urethromeatoplasty
  • Urethrotomy
  • Urinary Catheter Insertion
  • Urinary Catheter Management
  • Urinary Catheter Removal
  • Urodynamics
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Video Urodynamics
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Practice locations

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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800
McLean, VA, 22101

202-430-2700

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12158 Central Avenue
Suite 420
Mitchellville, MD, 20721

202-877-9460

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 601
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 315
Washington, DC, 20010

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 5000
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7011

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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
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Videos

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology

Fellowship: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2010)

Residency: Wayne State Univ/Detroit Medical Center Internal Medicine (2006)

News and publications

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=krishnan+venkatesan&sort=date

Podcasts

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Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • May 28, 2024

    He really has taken a sincere interest in my well-being.

  • May 21, 2024

    I liked meeting Dr. Venkatesan. Great experience talking with him.

  • May 14, 2024

    Dr. Venkatesan and his team are excellent.