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Dr. Michael Kessler, MD

Hand Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

Washington, DC

About Dr. Michael Kessler

HAND/WRIST/ELBOW SPECIALIST Dr. Michael Kessler is a mindful and thorough orthopedic surgeon caring for the Washington, DC community. Dr. Kessler attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kessler is a part MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and affiliated with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC where he is the Chief of Division of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Patients see Dr. Kessler for a variety of reasons, including orthopedic consultations, orthopedic follow ups, elbow problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Kessler exhibits his passion for orthopedics in the care and precision he takes with his patients. He is very honest with his patients about the status of their health and the treatment options available to them. His attention to detail and compassionate nature set him apart. ***PLEASE NOTE: All appointments scheduled are reviewed by an office team member who may contact you to confirm the appointment after it’s been scheduled on Zocdoc. Please provide address and insurance information to avoid delays at the time of service. Thank you. ***

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1982926523

Dr. Michael Kessler's office locations

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road NW, 1 Main

Washington, DC 20007

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

5454 Wisconsin Avenue, 11th Floor

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Very intelligent and friendly. He solved a “medical mystery” in 10 minutes and I am on the mend.
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Once I was seen - after a very long wait - Dr Kessler was friendly yet professional. I felt confident that he will fix my fractured elbow and he took time to answer all our questions about forthcoming surgery.
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I gave Dr. Kessler my middle finger at the end of the appointment. He stuck a needle in it. The cortisone is working well.
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A genuine person that loves what he does. Highly rated from this experience (despite him running late). :)
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Smart and very nice guy
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Dr. Kessler is on point. He’s is very knowledgeable and excellent bedside manners. Great doctor!
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great
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Visit fine nbut Dr Kessler's office did not receive my info from Zocdoc they were able to fit me in
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Dr. Kessler is a tremendous doctor. He is obviously sharp, makes completely helpful suggestions, and has great manner. I rank him as the very best doctor that I have seen in this city -- across all specialties. Truly excellent.
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It was a long wait for no reason. The doctor was friendly and professional.
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Medically seemed very competent and I trusted his judgment. I was not prepared to have two scribes join us in the room, and they were not introduced nor was it explained why they were there. No handshake when he introduced himself,just said "it is one of those days" - but he warmed up after a while.
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I think that Dr. Kessler is definitely an expert, but doesn't necessarily remember that his patients do not have the same knowledge about their ailments. I don't think he spent more than a minute in the exam room at once, andI didn't feel super confident about needing surgery instead of aspiration. I'm sure it makes sense, but he didn't explain why very fully or seem to have time for any questions- he just sent in his surgical scheduler to talk me into it.
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He is an excellent listener, and has great eye contact! I am very impressed with his knowledge of my problem.
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Dr. Kessler is a very nice person and an excellent doctor! I give him high marks for good eye contact, and for accurately diagnosing my problem. He took his time with me............did not feel rushed. In addition, everyone else in the office was very respectful and kind.
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He is great and honest doctor.
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Dr. Kessler was very nice. He explained everything to me. His staff is also wonderful. I highly reccommend Him.
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On line forms do not transfer, I had to fill them all out again by hand. So, don't bother doing it on-line.
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A professional experience from beginning to end.
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Great discussion on the issues concerning my hands and elbow. Glad he does not opt for surgery first.
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filled out everything with your app - got to doctor office and they tell me they don,t use your application! waste of my time!!
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Dr. Kessler is very warm, personable and thorough. I felt that he covered everything that needed to be covered and without my feeling rushed. Following his examination, he had me undergo testing within his office, and also gave me a scriptfor further outside testing, together with a list of recommended providers. I will definitely continue care with Dr. Kessler and highly recommend him to potential patients.
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Every person I came into contact with from the receptionist to the doctor treated me with kindness and respect. The nurse was comforting and reassuring and the doctor was very approachable. In short, was wholly impressed.
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Very personable, professional, and competent. I'm lucky I chose him.
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Dr Kessler is an excellent surgeon. Would recommend him highly
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He is worth the wait time.
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Dr. Kessler had the best bedside manner. I had to bring my 4-month old with me and he was wonderful with him, even carrying the car seat room-to-room to spare me wrist pain, the reason for my visit. He even broughtanother patient in to see me who had had the same treatment he was recommending, so I got to hear someone else's experience. Treatment was done right there and then braces were fitted immediately. So the appointment was very much worth the wait time.
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Doctor is great; his administrative assistant has terrible customer service.
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Dr. Kessler was very professional and informative. He explained things in a way that could be understood. Though the office was very busy right after the holidays, he never made me feel rushed!
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The entire office staff was great. The wait time was really, really long - I waited 1 hour and 15 mins. If I didn't have my really fun niece with me, I would have complained. I know some people were reallyirritated. Besides my wait time, I really felt bad for some of the really older folks who had to wait nearly 2 hours..
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Dr. Kessler was very thorough. He made sure that I understood the problem, the remedy and the recovery. He also made himself available so that I didn't have to wait long for treatment. And he was very nice and personable. Finally,I found a solution to my ongoing problem. He came highly recommended by a friend and everything she said was so true. I breathed a sigh of relief when it was over.
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Dr Kessler took the time to explain my upcoming surgery and answer any questions I had. He put me at ease and was very caring.
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Good doctor. I have a follow up for a broken finger.
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