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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Michael G Svestka, MD

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Michael Svestka, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Robotics and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair and Reconstruction

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About Michael Svestka, MD

Dr. Michael Svestka is a board-certified general surgeon with a special interest in complex hernia surgery. He is a high-volume abdominal wall reconstruction surgeon with experience in both open and robotic approaches.

Read Dr. Svestka’s Personal Statement Below

High technical standards make a surgeon effective, however it is the appreciation of every patient as a human that makes a surgeon excellent.  I strive to address all of my patients’ questions and concerns, and it is my goal to fully explain the diagnosis, all available care options and what to expect from treatment.

My practice focuses on complex hernias including repeat surgery, surgery to address mesh complications, revision of prior hernia repairs and surgery to correct very large hernias requiring abdominal wall reconstruction. I use state-of-the art robotic and open approaches at the forefront of current surgical technique and remain committed to staying up to date on the latest advances in the field.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, running and playing chess.


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 

Research and Publications

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Medical Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School 2013


SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center
Training Specialty: General Surgery
7/1/2013 - 06/30/2018


Cleveland Clinic Abdominal Wall Reconstruction 8/1/2018 - 01/25/2019

Board Certification


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