Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD| Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Specialities: Neurosurgery

Languages: English

202-444-7333

About me

Rocco A. Armonda, MD, is director of Neuroendovascular Surgery for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, surgical co-director for the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington, and associate professor and director of Neurosurgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

Dr. Armonda graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and from USUHS in 1990, with academic honors. His surgical internship and neurosurgery residency were completed at Walter Reed Army MEDCEN. He was selected for a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadephia from 1997-99. He recently joined MedStar Health after a 31-year military career in which he was awarded the Bronze Star for service, the Army Medical Proficiency 'A' Designator for excellence in both clinical and academic medicine in 2009, and the Young Neurosurgeon's Award in 2005 from the AANS.

He focuses on the areas of cerebrovascular disease, neurotrauma, and neurocritical care. He has advanced the use of multi-modal monitoring in the military and treatment techniques to patients with neurotrauma and stroke with both invasive and non-invasive monitoring. His seminal work includes the detection and treatment of traumatic cerebral vasospasm, traumatic pseudoaneurysms, decompressive craniotomy for wartime trauma, cranial-facial post-traumatic reconstruction, multimodal AVM treatments, and the design and deployment of the advanced neurointerventional operating room.

His research efforts include clinical studies on the long-term outcomes of wartime post-hemicraniectomy patients, nanotechnology designed biologically active stents for neurovascular disease, non-invasive monitoring of cerebral blood flow, the neurovascular effects of blast injuries, and neurosurgical surgical simulators for hemicraniectomy training modules.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aneurysm
  • Arterial Malformation Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Dural Sinus Thrombosis
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Facial Spasm
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Meningioma
  • Moyamoya
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringobulbia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Vein Of Galen Malformation
  • Venous Malformation Brain
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Procedures I perform

  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neurointerventional Biplane Angiography System
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

202-877-5026

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1850 Town Center Parkway
Reston Hospital Center
Reston, VA, 20190

703-689-9000

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110 Irving Street Northwest
G-019
Washington, DC, 20010

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
Washington, DC, 20007

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
IR Ste
Baltimore, MD, 21237

202-887-5026

Fax 202-877-5551

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Fax 202-877-5551

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
    • 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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Fellowship Program: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1999)

Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1997)

Internship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1991)

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1990)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Dec 13, 2021

    All are very good.

  • Nov 8, 2021

    Dr. Armonda is great, just wish I could see him closer to my home.

  • Aug 9, 2021

    Dr. Rocco Armonda is a wonderful doctor.