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About Dr. Francesco Grasso
Dr. Francesco Grasso, MD, FACS is a Doctor primarily located in Towson, MD, with another office in Bel Air, MD. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Grasso is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Northwest Hospital Center. He speaks English and Spanish.
Dr. Francesco Grasso has the following 2 specialties
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- Abdominal Cavity Inflammation (Peritonitis)
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal Cancer (Anus Neoplasms)
- Anal Itching (Pruritus Ani)
- Anal Ulcer (Fissure in Ano)
- Bowel Resection
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- HIV Enteropathy
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Cancer
- Rectal Fistula
- Rectal Pain
- Rectal Prolapse
- Ulcerative Colitis
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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The need for a colorectal specialist typically means that you are experience pain or discomfort in a rather private area. It can be embarrassing to even seek treatment, yet discuss the issue and, of all horrors, show the doctor where it hurts. Dr. Grasso is an understanding physician who will address these concerns with professionalism, respect and courtesy. He has a quiet, humble and reserved demeanor that underlies his professionalism and knowledge. He is assisted by a wonderful staff at the Towson/GBMC office (yeah yolonda!) and an equally fantastic staff at the Bel Air Surgery Center. My most recent surgery was performed by Dr. Grasso at his Bel Air facility. Compared to previous surgeries for the same issue, his method of treatment made my recovery much quicker and much, much less painful. I highly recommend Dr. Grasso for those seeking colorectal treatment.
From start to finish Dr.Grasso is amazing. He just might be the only doctor I know that bring back his patients. I was very nervous coming in after my scary trip to ER. Dr. Grasso explained my condition, and treatment options in terms I could understand. I had a tough time getting my prescription filled and Medical assistance stayed on phone with me until I was able to get filled and found pharmacy close to home. Only downside is wait time. Due to procedures being completed in Am. However team is very helpful. I recommend Dr. Grasso and his team to everyone!
I had three appointments with Dr. Grasso: a pre-colonoscopy appointment, the colonoscopy itself and a post-colonoscopy. All three times I waited at least 45 minutes. For the colonoscopy itself, his office called and asked if I could come in an hour early as someone else had cancelled. I was delighted to get it over with early and showed up one hour ahead of my scheduled time -- only to wait more than an hour to be taken into the procedure room! When I flagged down staff to ask why they had asked me to come in early only to have me wait, the young lady giggled and said "sorry; he must have gone out.." I didn't think it was funny at all When I arrived at 11:00 for my 11:00 post procedure appointment, there were three people ahead of me waiting. I let the receptionist know I was on my lunch hour and asked her to let Dr Grasso know I had already been waiting 20 minutes. She did and things began moving along; however, I was still not seen until 11:50 for what took 5 minutes -- all the same information he had provided directly after my colonoscopy. Perhaps a phone call would have been more efficient since he has very little to offer as far as interpersonal skill.
Dr. Grasso is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mercy Medical Center
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital
37 Years Experience
New York Hospital
Dr. Francesco Grasso accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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