Sweta Patel, DO, FACOG


Silver Spring, Shady Grove, Beltsville

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotic Assisted and Laparoscopic Assisted Hysterectomy, Endometrial Ablation, Hysteroscopy), Contraception and Sterilization (IUD, Nexplanon, Essure, Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation), Preventative Women’s Healthcare
Languages: English, Gujarati
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (2010)
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2014)

Research: During her residency, Dr. Patel assisted with research efforts in both the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

About Dr. Patel

What is your care philosophy?

I am passionate about improving women’s access to health care, and especially contraception.  There are a wide variety of contraception methods available to women, and I enjoy helping my patients find the exact right compliment for their lifestyle and health needs.  I am trained to perform permanent sterilization procedures as well as the implantation of long acting, but reversible options for contraception such as the IUD and Nexplanon.

Are you from the DC area?

My parents moved from India to the US in the late 1970s, and we still try to travel back to India as much as possible.  Over the years, I moved around quite a bit in the United States; however, I mostly grew up in Ohio, where I attended Ohio State University.  Yes, I’m an Ohio State Buckeye fan!  Go Bucks!  

What is the biggest misconception about your field?

I find that some people don’t understand the depth of care that Ob-Gyn’s provide.  Yes, we perform gynecological surgery/procedures and take care of pregnant patients, but we also play a large role in women’s primary care and preventative care needs.

What are your best tips for staying healthy?

Stay active and eat healthy!  Trying a variety of activities to keep yourself interested in exercise can be helpful to staying motivated.  I use ClassPass, as it provides me with an assortment of cardio and strength training classes: Yoga, TRX Suspension Training, Barre classes.  I truly believe that if you live better, you will feel better!

What distinguishes your practice from others?

One of the great things about our practice is that we have diversity in both our patient population and our doctors.  We treat women of all ages and backgrounds, and our doctors are also very diverse.  We have both male and female doctors of varying ages and backgrounds – something for everyone.

If I wasn’t a doctor, I’d be…?

I really am one of those doctors who always wanted to be a doctor.  My parents are small business owners, and my two sisters are both pharmacists, but I always wanted to be a doctor. 

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Patel is always attentive and asks relavent questions and listens to the answers. She has great followup. She is an outstanding doctor and person.

    Delisa J.

    I first met Dr. Patel 2 weeks ago for my scheduled c-section. Even though I was extremely apprehensive about the surgery, Dr. Patel was patient, professional, and provided guidance in my decision-making prior to surgery. I felt like her guidance was very "by the book" (which differs slightly from my philosophy on medical practices... but then again I'm not medically trained). However, I've realized you really can't exactly go wrong with following recommended guidelines when it comes to health and safety.

    Evidently, my previous c-section incision had healed in a keloid scar, which I wasn't aware of. Dr. Patel expertly removed the original keloid prior to making a new incision. My new scar looks much less noticeable than the first! I want to commend her professionalism, thank her for her care, and give her an outstanding review for a job well done. Especially when dealing with a difficult patient as myself that morning.

    Allison I.
  • Dr. Patel is knowledgeable, and what I love most about her is that she is incredibly kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her about my health. When she's advising me as a patient, she delivers the message in a calm and comforting manner.

    Dora R.

    Dr. Patel is very professional, and knowledgeable. She managed my 2nd pregnancy and is always a pleasure to see! I have continued to see her as my primary OB with an excellent experience. She is simply the best. She is also very down to earth provider.

    Bertha A.
  • Really had bad experiences in the past. She by far is one of the best GYNs I've had. Highly recommend her. She's young, personable, and knowledgeable.

    Tanya W.

    Dr. Patel is very personable and professional. She managed my 2nd pregnancy and is always a pleasure to see! I have continued to maintain her as my primary OB with an excellent experience.

    Kristina V.
  • I saw Dr. Patel while rotating doctors in preparation for a delivery some months from now. Despite having never met her before/not having her as my PCP, she was extremely personable, comforting (regarding some of the lower points of my previous delivery, that I discussed with her given their impact my current birth plan) and patient in response to the many questions I had today. I feel hopeful/secure about my delivery experience if she’s the doctor on call when it’s time.

    Brandi F.

    Dr. Patel is a wonderful doctor, Great personality, seems to be a perfectionist that explains what the issues are (if any), discusses options and then does a great job.

    A G.
  • Dr. Patel is a wonderful doctor, Great personality, seems to be a perfectionist that explains what the issues are (if any), discusses options and then does a great job.

    Kidist B.

    Dr. Patel is warm and comforting and, when my regular doctor became unavailable to care
    for me during my second pregnancy (the first pregnancy ended in a viable but very premature birth), Dr. Patel became my doctor. She immediately referred me to a specialist and both she and the specialist, Dr. Odum Yared (yay!) monitored me throughout my pregnancy. I delivered as scheduled at 38 weeks and 1 day and have had the exact recovery she predicted. She is young, energetic and knowledgeable!

    A G.