Philip Jeffrey Ferris, MD| General Surgery, Colon And Rectal Surgery | MedStar Health

Philip Jeffrey Ferris, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (636 reviews)

Specialties: General Surgery, Colon And Rectal Surgery

Languages: English

(443) 777-6362

About me

P. Jeffrey Ferris, MD, FACS, FASCRS, board certified in both general surgery and colorectal surgery, has been caring for patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center for more than a decade. He completed a colorectal residency at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. He also completed a general surgery residency at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

A specialist in colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Ferris has extensive experience treating of a wide range of disorders using traditional as well as minimally invasive techniques. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the region certified to perform general and colorectal robotic surgery. Among Dr. Ferris' clinical interests are colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's Disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, hernias, ulcerative colitis and other intestinal problems.

Dr. Ferris is chief of colorectal surgery and general surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Ferris is actively involved in teaching surgical and medical residents in Maryland. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Ferris enjoys spending time on his family's farm in Kent County on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

P. Jeffrey Ferris, MD, was named a "Top Doc" for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 by Baltimore Magazine for colorectal surgery.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anorectal Abnormalities
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bowel Perforations
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foreign Body (ANUS-RECTUM)
  • Foreign Body (COLON-INTESTINE)
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo Colonic Fistula
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Proctitis
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Vesical Fistula
  • Turcot Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Fissure Fistulectomy
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anorectal Myectomy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy Revision
  • Complex Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Fissurectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
  • Ileostomy
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Ostomy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Proctectomy
  • Seton Placement
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6225

Fax 410-391-4016

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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
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Network OA
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Open HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • 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 Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Residency: Suburban Hospital and Healthcare System GME (1990)

Residency: Medstar Washington Hospital Center (1989)

Graduate: University Of Maryland Baltimore SMC Campus Center (1984)

Awards

    • Baltimore Magazine, Top Doc, 2014-2020

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

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 14, 2023

    Very nice doctor. He listened and explained everything very well.

  • Nov 16, 2023

    Dr. Ferris was very good at explaining surgery options used basic language I could understand.

  • Nov 16, 2023

    Very good visuals using my CT and explaining in every detail how he would address the problem, surgically.