Melissa Kanji Meghpara, DO| Vascular Surgery | MedStar Health

Melissa Kanji Meghpara, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Specialities: Vascular Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Melissa Meghpara, DO, is an attending vascular surgeon at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Meghpara treats the whole spectrum of vascular disease, from the arteries to the veins, including carotid, aortic, and peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Meghpara has been trained in both endovascular and open treatments. Providing the best individualized approach, she offers a minimally invasive endovascular approach whenever appropriate. Dr. Meghpara is highly advanced in endovascular techniques, and is able to offer a number of options that patients might not find everywhere. Procedures performed by Dr. Meghpara include EVAR (endovascular aortic aneurysm repair), TEVAR (thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair), and TCAR (transcarotid artery revascularization).

Dr. Meghpara’s main clinical focus is in arterial work, primarily in endovascular approaches. She is interested in clinical research that explores practical improvements on modern methods–anything that can enhance current treatment measures. She is excited about several new branch devices coming onto the market, and for new devices for the treatment of carotid, peripheral vascular, and venous disease. Dr. Meghpara is especially excited to offer a new method of transcervical carotid stenting using fusion modeling to create a 3-D model based on CT scans that can be overlaid onto patients during the procedure.

Dr. Meghpara received her medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYIT-COM), as well as a master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Science. After graduation, she completed a general surgery residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center (Medisys) and served one year as the program’s Chief Resident. Afterwards, she completed a 2-year vascular surgery fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr. Meghpara has published five papers on vascular disease, received multiple awards, and is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Eastern Vascular Society.

Dr. Meghpara has known she wanted to work in vascular surgery since her first year of general surgery training. She looks forward to her day to day work and is always looking forward to new challenges.

Philosophy of care

“I think that all of our patients should be treated as if they’re family. I treat every single one of my patients as if they were my family members. I provide the highest level of care I can. I’m also realistic and I think it’s important to be honest with your patients as to what you can and can’t do for them to provide a high quality of life.

“I’d like my patients to say that I not only provided a high level of care, but that I care as if they are my family members and that the ongoing relationship is something that they are happy to have. As vascular is a long-term relationship, I want patients and referring physicians to feel like they can easily speak with me regarding vascular concerns.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Carotid Stent
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Leg Pain
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abdominal Aortic Ectasia
  • Acquired Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Of Artery Of Neck
  • Aneurysm Of Ascending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Descending Aorta
  • Aneurysm Of Leg Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Renal Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Splenic Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Subclavian Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Upper Extremity Artery
  • Aneurysm Of Visceral Artery
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Aneurysm
  • Aortic Atresia
  • Aortic Bifurcation Syndrome
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Ectasia Thoracoabdominal
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortoiliac Obstruction
  • Arterial Embolism
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Graft Occlusion
  • Atheroembolism Of Lower Extremities
  • Atheroembolism Of Upper Extremities
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of Renal Artery
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Extremities
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Complex Thoracoabdominal Aortic Disease
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Dissecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissection Carotid Artery
  • Dissection Of Aorta
  • Dissection Of Vertebral Artery
  • Dissection Renal Artery
  • Familial Aneurysmal Disease
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Gangrene
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Endofibrosis
  • Iliac Artery Stenosis
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • IVC Occlusion
  • Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • May Thurner Syndrome
  • Mesenteric Artery Disease
  • Mesenteric Vascular Disease
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Peripheral Malformation
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Poor Circulation In Hands
  • Popliteal Artery Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saddle Embolus
  • SMA Stenosis
  • Spider Veins
  • Stenosis Vascular Graft
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stricture Of Artery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Superficial Phlebitis
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenosis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thrombotic Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Disorders Of Kidney
  • Vascular Insufficiency Of Intestine
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Visceral Malformation
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aorta PTA
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Angioplasty
  • Aortofemoral Shunt
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Arterial Reconstruction Of The Lower Extremities
  • Arteriovenous Bypass
  • Arteriovenous Graft
  • Balloon Angioplasty Maturation
  • Balloon Catheter
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stent
  • Catheter Ablation For Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Celiac Artery Angiogram
  • Celiac Artery Bypass
  • Celiac Artery Embolization
  • Celiac Artery PTA
  • Celiac Artery Stenting
  • Common Carotid Artery Stenting
  • Common Femoral Thromboendarterectomy
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Dialysis Access
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Dialysis Graft Angioplasty
  • Embolectomy
  • Endarterectomy
  • Endarterectomy Of Abdominal Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Intracranial Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Lower Limb Artery
  • Endarterectomy Of Upper Limb Artery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Celiac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Femoral Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Iliac Artery Surgery
  • Endovascular Laser Atherectomy
  • Endovascular Stenting
  • Endovascular Superior Mesenteric Artery Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation Of Varicose Veins
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Ilioiliac Artery Bypass Graft
  • Infected Graft Surgery
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal
  • Interruption Of Vena Cava
  • Laparoscopic Aortic Surgery
  • Ligation Of Internal Jugular Vein
  • Limb Salvage
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Mesenteric Open Bypass
  • Open Aortic Surgery
  • Open Portocaval Venous Anastomosis
  • Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Radial Artery Access
  • Removal Of Infected Abdominal Graft
  • Removal Of Infected Neck Graft
  • Renal Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Renal Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Renoportal Anastomosis Procedure
  • Repair Of Axial Brachial Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Blood Vessel Of Leg
  • Repair Of Carotid Subclavian Aneurysm
  • Repair Of Intraabdominal Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Neck Blood Vessel
  • Repair Of Popliteal Artery
  • Repair Of Vertebral Artery
  • Robotic Endovascular Surgery
  • Saphenous Vein Ligation
  • Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
  • Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins
  • SMA Angiogram
  • SMA Embolization
  • Splenic Artery Repair
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Bypass
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Stenting
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Unna Boot
  • Upper Extremity Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Valvuloplasty Of Femoral Vein
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vascular Access Surgery
  • Vascular Laser
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Ligation
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Vnus Closure
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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301 Steeple Chase Drive
Suite 107
Prince Frederick, MD, 20678

410-535-7290

Fax 410-535-7291

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25500 Point Lookout Road
Suite P200
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

240-434-4088

Fax 240-434-4022

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Fax 240-434-4022

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
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Prime
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • 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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • 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 USAccess (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

Fellowship Program: Maimonides Medical Center (2022)

Residency Program: Flushing Hospital Medical Center (2020)

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Nov 23, 2022

    My daughter and I met Dr Meghpara today for the first time. She is an absolute delight. She made me feel very comfortable and cared what I had to say.

  • Oct 31, 2022

    She explained test results clearly and actively engaged me in the plan of care.