MEDSTAR UNION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

  • 201 EAST UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 21218, PHONE: 410-554-2227

How Surgeons at This Hospital Perform, by Procedure

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At least one surgeon performing this procedure has a high adjusted rate of complications.

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Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic
Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column
Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column
Prostate Resection

Prostate Removal: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

Cervical (Neck) Spinal Fusion: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

How we calculated these rates: Guided by top researchers and doctors, ProPublica used Medicare data from 2009-2013 to identify cases where a patient died in the hospital or had to be readmitted within 30 days for a problem related to one of these elective procedures. We then calculated complication rates for surgeons, carefully accounting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. These rates are calculated using data from Medicare records, which do not include patients with private insurance or in another program like Medicaid. A surgeon’s rate spans all hospitals at which he or she operates and is not unique to a given hospital. Read our methodology »

Important: Some surgeons may no longer be operating at this hospital.

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Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.54)

Replace diseased knee joint with an artificial knee. The most common reason for a knee replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

HENRY BOUCHER »
Performed Procedure 418 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.7%
KENNETH TEPPER »
Performed Procedure 46 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.9%
RICHARD LEVINE »
Performed Procedure 67 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.0%
LESLIE MATTHEWS »
Performed Procedure 294 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.2%
RICHARD HINTON »
Performed Procedure 71 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.6%
FRANK EBERT »
Performed Procedure 650 times
Complications 20
Raw complication rate 3.1%
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.7%
JOHN ODONNELL »
Performed Procedure 97 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.9%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

KEITH SEGALMAN, DAVID NASRALLAH, RICHARD LEVIN

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, 0 resulted in complications.

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Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.51)

Replace diseased hip joint with an artificial hip joint. The most common reason for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

FRANK EBERT »
Performed Procedure 365 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.3%
HENRY BOUCHER »
Performed Procedure 295 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.3%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

JASON STEIN

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, 0 resulted in complications.

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Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ICD-9-CM code 51.23)

Minimally invasive gallbladder removal. This is performed most commonly when gallstones are blocking the flow of bile. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

SARKIS AGHAZARIAN »
Performed Procedure 25 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.3%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

IBRAHIM HANNA, VINAY GUPTA, CHRISTOPHER YOU, DAVID NASRALLAH

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column and Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the back of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.07)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the back portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

PAUL ASDOURIAN »
Performed Procedure 84 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.3%
PAUL TORTOLANI »
Performed Procedure 104 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.5%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

FRANK EBERT, MICHAEL MURRAY

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column, Posterior Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the front of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.08)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the front portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

PAUL TORTOLANI »
Performed Procedure 34 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.5%
PAUL ASDOURIAN »
Performed Procedure 30 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
Low
Medium
High Adjusted Rate of Complications

Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.0%

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Prostate Resection

Other transurethral prostatectomy (ICD-9-CM code 60.29)

The resection and removal of a portion of the prostate through the urethra. This is most commonly done because of an enlarged prostate that may be restricting the flow of urine. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

AJAY PARIKH »
Performed Procedure 22 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.6%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

BRAD LERNER

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