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Dr. Ira Fisch, MD

Spine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

*Dr. Fisch: Specializes in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine pain management and surgery. **PLEASE BE ADVISED: Due to our dedication to our patients and emergency situations, there could be a longer wait time at the office.** A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Fisch trained in orthopaedic surgery at the Montefiore Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He received spine training at the Spinecare Stanford University Combined Spine Fellowship Program. His areas of special interest include surgery of the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine. A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Fisch is trained in all aspects of spine surgery instrumentation, using anterior and posterior approaches. In addition, he is a leader in state-of-the-art spine injections, which frequently enable patients to avoid surgery.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • St. Mary’s Spine Center, Fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417952698

Office locations

OrthoBethesda

10215 Fernwood Rd, #506

Bethesda, MD 20817

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It was my first appointment with Dr. Fisch and I was very pleased. The fact that it was the first appointment is why the wait time was long - I understood that would be the case.
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The paperless sign in was quick and easy. They had an x-ray done in no time at all. Bit of a wait for the doctor to turn up, but he was very nice with his explanations and assessment.
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Very fast did not spend more than 10 minutes and I waited 90 minutes also did not get my medicine as the nurse could not get everything down that he wanted. Will call again tommorow maybe I will get it
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I definitely trust his medical opinion but the packed schedule at Ortho Bethesda often leads to long waits.
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Dr. Fisch is an expert in his field and methodically uses diagnostic tests, patient input, and his own personal observations to reach a diagnosis. My back surgery, performed two years ago, has been a complete success.
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Had to wait too long in exam room. He said he got called to another room but someone could have come in an told me what the holdup was.
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Dr. Fisch cuts right to the point, and definitely knows his profession. But Ortho Bethesda is a BIG operation, so always be prepared to wait.
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He listened. Examined. And prescribed. What I expect from all my health professionals. Very satisfied with my bisit
Less than 1 year ago
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Seems very confident
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I appreciate his upfront approach. He made my diagnosis understandable to me as well as the goal of the treatment and what I needed to do. He answered all my questions.
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This is my first visit with Dr Fisch which is intended for consultation. All went well as expected. My visit with Dr Fisch lasted less than 10 minutes so it’s hard for me to form a useful opinion so other patients may find beneficial.
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The doctor, out of 5 surgery consults, told me he wouldn't operate on me because I was too heavy. Maybe its time to retire man!
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Great doctor with terrific and actionable advice. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Fisch was wonderful. I trust him thoroughly. He made sense.
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This was a very professional visit. A couple of x-rays of my lower back before Dr. Fisch saw me, then Dr. Fisch met with me to discuss my symptoms in light of the x-rays. We came to a mutually agreeable course of action. I was very pleased with the interaction.
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Stellar visit. Quick diagnosis and immediate intervention with cortisone shot for pain in back. Great bedside manner, secured rapid approval from my insurance company, and then got it done. From start to finish 45 minutes for the appointment. I was very satisfied.
More than 1 year ago
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He took the time to talk to me.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Fisch has a great personality and really makes you feel comfortable which is a very important trait to me. He was able to see what was wrong with me quickly and let me know what the next steps were. I absolutely recommend him and this practice in general.
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They didn't have my appointment booked but were able to see ma anyway which was nice and why there was such a long wait. Apparently that happens a lot. I heard at least one more person come in with the sameproblem yesterday afternoon. I will call them directly next time I need to make an appointment.
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Excellent and very productive. Dr. Fisch Identified the problem the problem and starting the treatment. HE IS THE BEST. Jay F.
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Dr. Fisch is very professional and answers all questions thoroughly. Even though I had to wait about 30 minutes, he stuck his head in the door and let me know I was the next patient - very considerate!
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I recommend Dr. Fisch very highly. He is clearly extremely expert in his speciality. This is a busy practice; you should be prepared to have your visit take a bit more time than you expect. All support personnel are extremely competent and friendly. I recommend this practice without reservation.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent; no complaints.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Fisch is fantastic and an over all awesome human being. Highly recommended!
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Everyone was friendly and very efficient. Dr Fisch clearly explained my problem and his treatment.
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Very Professional. Understood my pain and symtoms quickly.
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Excellent doctor. Talks to you candidly and like a peer. Past treatments have all been successful.
More than 1 year ago
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Aside from a cumbersome set of new patient forms with duplicated questions, things went professionally, and the wait was reasonable short. Both the medical aide and the x-ray tech were delightful and efficient. Dr. Fisch was pleasant and seemed to know my condition -- and answered my questions.
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He provided solution that will fix future problems, not sure if it necessary!
More than 1 year ago
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The appointment was good, but the 1 hour wait time was unacceptable.
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Dr. Fisch was very thorough and extremely competent. He asked the right questions and took the time to clearly answer my questions.
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He was great but the delay was very long. I also thought the receptionist was unfriendly.
More than 1 year ago
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it was a long wait, and then Dr. Fisch was obviously in a hurry.
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The staff was friendly and attentive. The wait time for a staff member and for Dr. Fisch was very short. The office seems to run efficiently.
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Other than a long wait, no complaints. Very thorough and answered all my questions, even though I'm not happy about diagnosis...
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Excellent doctor!
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The waiting period was way too long (1.5 hr). The assistant was not understanding the problem or asking the right questions. I'm not sure the X ray was necessary. The doctor is competent and I have confidence in him.
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I enjoy he is very good at what he do he knows he job.
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The doctor was very straight forward and frank, which was appreciated. He informed me about all the available options, and the likely hood of success. He also told me his recommendation and why.
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The receptionist didn't know I had made the appointment by DocZoc until I mentioned that I had already filled out the info online. Otherwise all was good.
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Very helpful, I came away from the appointment with a clear diagnosis and concrete non-invasive solutions to address the problem. The doctor provided with sufficient time for me to have all my questions and concerns addressed.
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Short 7 mins.
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