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

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

4.9 out of 5 (105 reviews)

Specialties: Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery

Languages: English


About me

Ryan W.F. Faught, MD, is a board certified 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 Cancer
  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Wall Defect
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • Abrasion
  • Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Adhesions
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adult Onset Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Appendiceal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Rupture
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Asplenia
  • Axillary Abscess
  • Axillary Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Bezoars
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Trauma
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Lump
  • Carbuncle
  • Cerebrocostomandibular Syndrome
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Cowden Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita
  • Cystic Hygroma
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diastasis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • Duodenal Fistula
  • Duodenal Stenosis
  • Ectopic Calcification Xyphoid
  • Epigastric Hernia
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Mesh Infection
  • 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
  • Sports Related Hernia
  • 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 Hernia Surgery
  • Abdominal Mesh Reconstruction
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adult Deformity Surgery
  • Anastomosis Of Bile Duct
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis Surgery
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Aspiration Of Ganglion Cyst
  • Axillary Lymphadenectomy
  • Biopsy Of Rectum
  • Blood Conservation
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgery
  • Bullet Removal
  • Cecostomy
  • Central Venous Catheters
  • Cervical Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Cervical Rib Resection
  • Change Of Gastrotomy Tube
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Closure Of Enterostomy
  • Complex Hernia Repair
  • 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 Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci Pancreatectomy
  • Da Vinci Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Debridement Of Infected Skin (UP TO 10% OF BODY SURFACE)
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Electrocautery
  • Endoscopic Division Of Adhesions Of Peritoneum
  • Endoscopic Hemorrhoid Band Ligation
  • Endoscopic Hemostasis
  • 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
  • Magnetic Mini Mover Procedure
  • 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
  • Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis
  • 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 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
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Golden Rule
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • D-SNP)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • United Navigate
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Tricare for Life East
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Tricare East Select
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Choice Plus
    • I-SNP
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Virginia Premier
    • Carefirst EPO
    • United Choice
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Residency Program: North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2019)

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 

Ratings and reviews

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  • Apr 26, 2024

    Great experience

  • Apr 23, 2024

    Good experience

  • Apr 17, 2024

    Dr. Faught was very professional and thorough. He made sure I understood everything. .