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Leonardo Espinel Jr, MD

Dr. Espinel is a surgeon in the Washington area. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
583 doctors
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582 doctors
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291 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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695 doctors
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694 doctors
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347 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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133 doctors
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133 doctors
Top 5%
66 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
Top 15%
72 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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157 doctors
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156 doctors
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78 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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81 doctors
Top 15%
80 doctors
Top 5%
40 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
Top 15%
25 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more anal fissure patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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30 doctors
Top 15%
29 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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51 doctors
Top 15%
50 doctors
Top 5%
25 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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76 doctors
Top 15%
76 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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70 doctors
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70 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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38 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw indigestion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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21 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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56 doctors
Top 15%
55 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more varicose veins patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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255 doctors
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255 doctors
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127 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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44 doctors
Top 15%
44 doctors
Top 5%
22 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw ganglion cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
Top 25%
28 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw venous insufficiency patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
Top 25%
58 doctors
Top 15%
58 doctors
Top 5%
29 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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77 doctors
Top 15%
77 doctors
Top 5%
38 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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138 doctors
Top 15%
138 doctors
Top 5%
68 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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92 doctors
Top 15%
92 doctors
Top 5%
46 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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18 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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236 doctors
Top 15%
236 doctors
Top 5%
118 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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246 doctors
Top 15%
246 doctors
Top 5%
122 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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136 doctors
Top 15%
136 doctors
Top 5%
68 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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22 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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313 doctors
Top 15%
313 doctors
Top 5%
156 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Washington area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
221 doctors
Top 15%
221 doctors
Top 5%
110 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.
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118 doctors
Top 15%
118 doctors
Top 5%
59 doctors
Dr. Espinel saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Washington area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Espinel accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Colonoscopy (screening) $820 – 4,085
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,739 – 17.8k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,892 – 14.7k
Liver biopsy $3,356 – 6,610

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Espinel’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Espinel 41%
Predicted for his patients 20%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Espinel’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Espinel’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Espinel’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Espinel’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Espinel’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
90%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Espinel’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Espinel’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Espinel’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Espinel’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Espinel’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Espinel 98%
Predicted for his patients 88%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Espinel’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Espinel’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Espinel’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Espinel’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Espinel sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Northern Virginia Surgery Center
3620 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
19 miles away
  • Spanish
Reston Radiology Consultants
1800 Town Center Dr
Reston, VA 20190
15 miles away

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Credentials
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991
  • LSU HEALTH SCIENCES
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Espinel is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Reston Hospital Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield