Ryan W.F. Faught, MD| General Surgery | MedStar Health

Ryan W.F. Faught, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: General Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Ryan W.F. Faught, MD, is a general surgeon who joined the medical staff at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in October 2021. He is a firm believer in presenting all options and treatments to his patients prior to proceeding with surgery. By utilizing a patient-centric approach, Dr. Faught is committed to providing first-class surgical care and keeping patients well-informed.

Dr. Faught attended medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and went on to complete his general surgery residency at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY. After residency, he joined the faculty there as an assistant professor of surgery, focusing on advanced robotic and minimally invasive techniques for repair of complex hernias.   

Philosophy of care
“When medically possible, I’m a firm believer in the trial of non-operative care prior to proceeding with surgery. This patient-centric approach, in many instances, leads to relief in anxiety, symptoms and alleviates the need for surgery. My goal with every patient is to present all the options and treatments for their condition. As your surgeon, we’ll develop a plan together with which you are comfortable. A well-informed patient and excellent communication, paired with first-class surgical care, results in unparalleled patient outcomes. It is my commitment to all patients that they are afforded the best outcome possible.”

- Ryan W.F. Faught, MD

Clinical areas of focus

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

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Biliary Colic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Cowden Syndrome
  • Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Ectopic Calcification Xyphoid
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incidentaloma
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inferior Vena Cava Tumor
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Internal Hernia
  • Interstitial Emphysema
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Intractable Abdominal Pain
  • Intractable Constipation
  • Intussusception
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Laceration
  • Lipomas
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Midaortic Syndrome
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Non Traumatic Hematoma Of Soft Tissue
  • Omphalocele
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Parkes Weber Syndrome
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Perianal Hematoma
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
  • Richter Hernia
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Sarcoma Of The Abdomen
  • Sarcoma Of The Extremities
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Injury
  • Spleen Pain
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Infection
  • Splenic Mass
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Surgically Correctable Birth Defects
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Appendectomy
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Blood Conservation
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cecostomy
  • Cervical Rib Resection
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Components Separation
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Adrenalectomy
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Da Vinci Colon Resection
  • Da Vinci Esophagectomy
  • Da Vinci Gastrectomy
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Pancreatectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Hemorrhoid Band Ligation
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Stimulator Placement
  • Laparoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy For Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Recurrent Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Limb Sparing Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Mediports
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Biopsy
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Peritoneal Catheter
  • Port
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Repair Anorectal Fistula Plug
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Graft Enteric Fistula
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Resection
  • Robotic Splenectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Surgery
  • Single Site Robotic Surgery
  • Single Site Surgery
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Management Of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Suture Removal
  • Thyroglossal Duct Excision
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Urostomy
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 305
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-877-7253

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12158 Central Avenue
Suite 700
Mitchellville, MD, 20721


Fax 202-877-8483

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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


Residency Program: North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2020)

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine (2014)

News and publications

1. The Hostile Patient Masquerading as the Hostile Abdomen  Faught RW  Patel V, Nicastro JM, Mar 2018 Medical Society of the State of New York, MSSNY House of Delegates Buffalo, New York

2. Long-term quality of life after posterior cervical foraminotomy for radiculopathy. Faught RW, Church EW, Halpern CH, Balmuri U, Attiah MA, Stein SC, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Mar;142:22-25. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.01.013. Epub 2016 Jan 12. PMID: 26802616

3.Direct versus indirect revascularization procedures for moyamoya disease: a comparative effectiveness study. Macyszyn L, Attiah M, Ma TS, Ali Z, Faught R, Hossain A, Man K, Patel H, Sobota R, Zager EL, Stein SC. J Neurosurg. 2017 May;126(5):1523-1529. doi: 10.3171/2015.8.JNS15504. Epub 2016 Jul 29. PMID: 27471892

4. Upper brachial plexus injury in adults: comparative effectiveness of different repair techniques. Ali ZS, Heuer GG, Faught RW, Kaneriya SH, Sheikh UA, Syed IS, Stein SC, Zager EL. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jan;122(1):195-201. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS132823. PMID: 25361485

5. Elderly patients with intracranial aneurysms have higher quality of life after coil embolization: a decision analysis. Smith MJ, Sanborn MR, Lewis DJ, Faught RW, Vakhshori V, Stein SC. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Dec;7(12):898-904. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2014-011394. Epub 2014 Oct 15. PMID: 25320053

6. Cervical laminoforaminotomy for radiculopathy: Symptomatic and functional outcomes in a large cohort with long-term follow-up. Church EW, Halpern CH, Faught RW, Balmuri U, Attiah MA, Hayden S, Kerr M, Maloney-Wilensky E, Bynum J, Dante SJ, Welch WC, Simeone FA. Surg Neurol Int. 2014 Dec 30;5(Suppl 15):S536-43. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.148029. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25593773 

7. Heterogeneous practice patterns regarding antiplatelet medications for neuroendovascular stenting in the USA: a multicenter survey. Faught RW, Satti SR, Hurst RW, Pukenas BA, Smith MJ. J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Dec;6(10):774-9. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-010954. Epub 2014 Jan 3. PMID: 24391160

8. Effect of fibrin glue on the prevention of persistent cerebral spinal fluid leakage after incidental durotomy during lumbar spinal surgery. Jankowitz BT, Atteberry DS, Gerszten PC, Karausky P, Cheng BC, Faught R, Welch WC. Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug;18(8):1169-74. doi: 10.1007/s00586-009-0928-6. Epub 2009 Mar 13. PMID: 19283413