Parag Bhanot, MD| General Surgery | MedStar Health

Parag Bhanot, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (525 reviews)

Specialities: General Surgery

Languages: English

(877) 376-2418

About me

Parag Bhanot, MD, FACS, holds a dual academic appointment as Professor of Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Bhanot received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine (2000) and completed his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2005). He then completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2006).

Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of the MedStar Georgetown Center for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Hernia Surgery. The Center uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to address the most complicated abdominal wall issues. It is recognized for its excellence in patient care, education, and research. Dr. Bhanot is also the Chair of the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference ( held annually in Washington, D.C.

His research interests include clinical outcomes research in general surgery, with a focus in hernia surgery. He has published a number of manuscripts and book chapters on these topics, including co-editing his own textbook. Dr. Bhanot also serves as a journal reviewer for general and plastic surgery. He currently serves on a number of hospital committees.

Dr. Bhanot is recognized as a national expert on abdominal wall reconstruction and has participated as faculty in over 100 national presentations, lectures, and instructional courses.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Biliary Colic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Hernia
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Hernia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Richter Hernia
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Components Separation
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 4th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-376-2418

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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800B
McLean, VA, 22101


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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
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus


Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (2006)

Residency Program: University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2005)

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2000)


  • Washingtonian TOP DOCTORS 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Northern Virginia TOP DOCS 2020, 2021

News and publications

1. Georgetown Star, September 2017
"First Robotic Hernia Repair Performed at MedStar Georgetown

1. Masden D, Felder JM, Lorio ML, Bhanot P, Attinger CE. Abdominal wall reconstruction with implantable meshes. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2011;21: 25-50.

2. Patel KM, Albino FP, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. Indications and outcomes following complex abdominal reconstruction with component separation combined with Strattice reinforcement. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;69(4):394-8.

3. Patel KM, Bhanot P. Complications of acellular dermal matrices in abdominal wall reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5 Suppl 2):216s-24s.

4. Patel KM, Nahabadien MY, Albino F, Bhanot P. The use of porcine acellular dermal matrix in a bridge technique for complex abdominal wall reconstruction: an outcome analysis. Am J Surg. 2013 Feb;205(2): 209-12.

5. Franklin B, Patel KM, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. Predicting abdominal wall closure in complex ventral hernias: Maximizing the utility of preoperative computed tomography. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Sep;71(3):261-5.

6. McLeod RS, Brenneman FD, Rotstein OD, Bhanot P. Does the size of the stitch length affect surgical site infection? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Sep;217(3):556-9.

7. Patel KM, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. Critical analysis of strattice performance in abdominal wall reconstruction: Intermediate risk patients and early complications. Int Surg 2013 Oct-Dec;98(4):379-84.

8. Albino FP, Patel KM, Nahabadien MY, Sosin M, Attinger CE, Bhanot, P. Does mesh location in abdominal wall reconstruction? A systematic review of the literature and a summary of recommendations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov;132(5):1295-304.

9. Patel KM, Bhanot P, Franklin B, Albino F, Nahabadien MY. The use of intraoperative indocyanin-green angiography to minimize wound healing complications in abdominal wall reconstruction. J Plast Hand Surg. 2013 Dec;47(6):476-80.

10. Bhanot P, Franklin B, Patel KM. A single surgeon using Proceed mesh for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. JSLS. 2013 Dec;17(4):565-69.

11. Sosin M, Patel KM, Albino F, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. A patient-centered appraisal of outcomes following abdominal wall reconstruction: A systematic review of the current literature. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Feb;133(2):408-18.

12. Albino F, Patel KM, Albino F, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. Immediate, Multi-staged Approach to Infected Synthetic Mesh: Outcomes Following Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Porcine Acellular Dermal Matrix. Ann Plast Surg. 2014. March 21.

13. Sosin M, Patel KM, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. Patient-Centered Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct;208(4):677-84.

14. King K, Albino F, Bhanot P. Biological Meshes in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Chronic Wound Care Management and Research. 2014 Nov (1): 57-65.

15. Bambi R, Bhanot P. A Laparoscopic Extraperitoneal Approach to an Incisional and Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Case Report. SM Surgery Journal. 2015 Oct.

16. Sosin M, Nahabadien MY, Bhanot P. The Perfect Plane: A Systematic Review of Mesh Location and Outcomes, Update 2018. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018

17. Nahabadien MY, Sosin M, Bhanot P. A Current Review of Biologic Meshes in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018

18. Shao JM, Bhanot P. Academic Perspective on the Clinical Application of Novel Predictive Risk Factor for Recurrence in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Laparosc Endosc Surg 2018;3:30.

19. Shao JM, Alimi YA, Conroy D, Bhanot P.  Outcomes Using Indocyanine Green Angiography with Perforator-sparing Component Separation Technique for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.  Surg Endosc. 2020 May;34(5):2227-2236. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07012-5. Epub 2019 Jul 24.PMID: 31342259

20.Shao JM, Alimi Y, Houlihan BK, Fabrizio A, Bayasi M, Bhanot P.  The Incidence of Incisional Hernias after Major Abdominal Operations: An analysis of a Large Healthcare System Database of 15 years.  J Surg Res 2020 May;249:130-137. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.12.016. Epub 2020 Jan 11.PMID: 31935568

21.Alimi Y, Merle C, Sosin M, Mahan M, Bhanot P.  Mesh and Plane Selection: A summary of Options and Outcomes.  Plast Aesthet Res. 2020;7.5.

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Sep 13, 2022

    Doctor was wonderful explaining the situation

  • Aug 31, 2022

    Dr Bhanot is awesome

  • Aug 2, 2022

    Dr. Bhanot clearly explained what my medical problem was. He explained that emergency treatment was not needed and that I could have it done later.