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

Krishnan Venkatesan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (785 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
    • 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)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • 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
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology

Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine (2010)

Residency: Wayne State University (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

    4.8
  • 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

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 22, 2023

    The doctor is really, really good, would not settle for anyone else

  • Dec 20, 2023

    Dr. Venkatesan has been the best in his suggestions on going forward and getting me in to see him when issues arise.

  • Dec 19, 2023

    Dr. Venkatesan is wonderful. He remembered where we left off a few months ago, thouroughly explained what was going on and has been actively helping schedule a procedure. He answered my questions to my satisfaction.