Teresa Wojtasiewicz, MD| Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

Teresa Wojtasiewicz, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (349 reviews)

Specialties: Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery

Languages: Polish, Japanese, English

About me

Teresa Wojtasiewicz, MD, a Board Eligible neurosurgeon at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, treats all neurological diseases with a particular interest in Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, dystonia, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy, and spasticity. She is a general neurosurgeon and is able to provide compassionate, skilled care for any patient facing a neurosurgical illness.

Throughout the years, Dr. Wojtasiewicz has developed an interest in functional neurosurgical procedures. She has extensive experience performing a wide variety of treatments to help her patients, including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Stereotactic EEG placement, laser ablation, and baclofen pump implantation.

Dr. Wojtasiewicz is highly skilled in using state-of-the-art technology including improving high precision and accuracy with intraoperative navigation and minimally invasive procedures to help make neurosurgery safer and gentler for her patients. She has written publications on stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and deep brain stimulation.

Dr. Wojtasiewicz is fluent in English and speaks conversational Japanese and Polish.

 “Neurological problems impact people in such a profound way. I love being able to give someone back parts of their life that the illness has taken away from them. As a surgeon, I am honored to use my own hands and tools to directly address those neurological problems and help my patient begin a path to recovery.”

—Dr. Teresa Wojtasiewicz

Clinical areas of focus

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Herniated Disc
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Anaplastic Mixed Glioma
  • Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Arterial Malformation Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Astrocytic Cancer
  • Astrocytoma Tumors
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burst Fracture
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors
  • Central Nervous System Infection
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Central Venous Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Anomalies
  • Cerebellar Tremor
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Bone Spur
  • Cervical Compression Fracture
  • Cervical Deformity
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Displacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Injury
  • Cervical Spine Mass
  • Cervical Spine Stress Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Tumor
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Coccyx Fracture
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Head And Neck
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniorachischisis
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
  • Dystonia
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endplate Fracture
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Nerve Tumor
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Spasm
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome
  • Flatback Syndrome Post Harrington Rods
  • Foot Drag
  • Foot Drop
  • Ganglioglioneurocytoma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Germinoma Of The Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Junctional Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Leptomeningeal Disease
  • Lower Back Injury
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Scoliosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Injury
  • Lumbar Spine Mass
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Tumor
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesions
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Malignant Brain Neoplasm
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Cerebellum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Frontal Lobe
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of The Spinal Cord
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Myelomalacia
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Neoplasm Of Brain Stem
  • Nerve Compression Of The Cervical Spine
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neural Foraminal Stenosis
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Odontoid Fractures
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Os Odontoideum
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Periventricular Mass
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rathke Cleft Cysts
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Mass
  • Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Spine Stress Fracture
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Sports Related Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Related Spine Injury
  • Sports Related Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Thoracic Spine Mass
  • Thoracic Spine Stress Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Tumor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Vertebral Hemangioma
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Procedures I perform

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Lumbar Spine
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Awake Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Back Surgery
  • Biological Enhancement Of Spine Fusions
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Brain Surgery
  • Burr Hole
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminotomy
  • Cervical Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Revision
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture Surgery
  • Cortical Mapping
  • Cranial Puncture
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (ASLEEP)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (AWAKE)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation For Dystonia
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Electrocorticography
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Evaluation For Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Facet Injection
  • Facet Surgery
  • Focal Resection Surgery Brain
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (ACDF)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery Of The Cervical Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Navigation Spine Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Neuroablation
  • Occipito Cervical Fusion
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD) Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy And Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion, Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation And Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Skull Fracture Surgery
  • Spina Bifida Surgery
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cyst Removal
  • Spinal Schwannoma Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Revision
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Standard Transsphenoidal Approach
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Eeg
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Subpial Transection
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Visualase Thermal Laser Ablation
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Practice locations

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412 Malcolm Drive
Suite 200
Westminster, MD, 21157

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163 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite E
Frederick, MD, 21702

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 302
Baltimore, MD, 21237

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2020)

Medical School: INSTITUTION NOT PRESENT (2013)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Feb 20, 2024

    Dr. Wojtasiewicz is excellent and always explains recommendations and listens to Al my cocerns.

  • Feb 6, 2024

    I like Dr W very much. She always takes time to listen to any concerns I have and doesn't rush me through.

  • Feb 5, 2024

    I was extremely impressed that Dr. W. knew my care so well, never referred to notes or turned on the computer. I had sent her the CD of my 3 MRIs the prior week and she was very knowledgeable about me, my issue, & the 3 MRIs. She is top tier!