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Dr. Michael Kessler, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery
4.0 (34)
Accepting new patients
18 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Michael Kessler, MD

Dr. Michael Kessler, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Washington, DC. They specialize in Orthopedic Hand Surgery, has 18 years of experience, and is board certified in Hand Surgery. They graduated from ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE and is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Kessler works at Medstar WA Hosp Ctr Orthpdc Sgy in Washington, DC with other offices in Chevy Chase, MD. They frequently treat conditions like Limb Pain, Ganglion Cyst and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Kessler's Office Locations

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    Medstar Georgetown Univ Hosp Orthopdcs
    3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (855) 463-3316
    Monday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
    Thursday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday
    7:30am - 6:00pm
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    MedStar Spine CntrOrtho at Chevy Chase
    5454 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (301) 215-9420
    Monday
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    Wednesday
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    Thursday
    8:30am - 3:00pm
    Friday
    8:30am - 3:00pm

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  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

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    Sep 17, 2021
    Outstanding! Dr. Kessler is a superb surgeon with a great team. Dr.Kessler realigned and repaired a number of broken bones in my hand as well as a fractured wrist, the result of a riding accident. I can look forward to full use of my hand again thanks to Dr. Kessler's talent as a surgeon and the followup care I have received at Georgetown.
    Elizabeth Thebaud — Sep 17, 2021
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    About Dr. Michael Kessler, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 18 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1982926523
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Philadelphia Hand Ctr-Thomas Jefferson U
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
    Residency
    Internship
    • North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Michael Kessler, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Kessler is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Kessler has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Kessler has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Kessler has seen patients for Limb Pain, Ganglion Cyst and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Kessler on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    34 patients have reviewed Dr. Kessler. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Kessler.

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