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Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD

Critical Care Surgery* Age 62
Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD
4.1 (14 Ratings)
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Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD
4.1 (14 Ratings)
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Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD

Critical Care Surgery* Age 62
Raleigh, NC
Accepting new patients
Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC.


Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Rex Hospital. Dr. Dragelin has experience treating conditions like Appendicitis and Intestinal Obstruction among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Dragelin received an average rating of 4.1/5 from patients and has been reviewed 14 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Dragelin also speaks Spanish. Dr. Dragelin is board certified in General Surgery.

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Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Intestinal Obstruction
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Intestinal Obstruction
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Wound Repair
Abdominal Pain
Acute Bowel Infarction
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Fistula
Asphyxia and Hypoxemia
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Biliary Tract Cancer
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Chest Pain
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Ulcer
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hiatal Hernia
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Abscess
Ischemic Colitis
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Meckel's Diverticulum
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Pyloric Stenosis
Respiratory Failure
Rib Fracture
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Shortness of Breath
Small Intestine Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Toxic Effect of Venom
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Bile Duct Procedure
Biliary Drainage
Bladder Surgery
Bunion Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Duodenal Polypectomy
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Appendectomy
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia

Insurance Accepted

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  • APCN Open Access Aetna Select
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Healthy Blue


  1. 1 Rex Comprehensive Vein Center
    2800 Blue Ridge Rd Ste 300, Raleigh, NC 27607
  2. 2 North Carolina Surgery At Garner
    300 Health Park Dr Ste 110, Garner, NC 27529
  3. 3 North Carolina Heart & Vascular
    4420 Lake Boone Trl, Raleigh, NC 27607
  4. 4 North Carolina Surgery At Wakefield
    11200 Governor Manly Way Ste 208, Raleigh, NC 27614

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Patient Reviews
Oct 07, 2023
At the end of Sept. 2023, I was rushed to emergency in horrific pain, and actually thought I would die. Long story short, I was fortunate to have Dr. Joel Dragelin as my surgeon for a very uncommon diagnosis of 'Gastric Volvulus.' My stomach was actually 6x the size it should be. I feel so lucky to have had Dr. Dragelin, as he acknowledged my case was not common, but I felt so comfortable with him as he always articulated in full detail what was going on and the potential for more deadly complications if we didn't choose surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Dragelin and consider him the best of the best!
— Oct 07, 2023
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About Me

  • Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is a critical care surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC. He specializes in Critical Care Surgery and Emergency Medicine.
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Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
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Residency Hospital
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern, General Surgery
Residency Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Dragelin's profile.

Dr. Dragelin frequently treats the following conditions: Appendicitis and Intestinal Obstruction. See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD is affiliated with Rex Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Joel Dragelin, MD holds board certification in General Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rex Hospital

    4420 Lake Boone Trl, Raleigh, NC