The Center for Gastrointestinal Malignancies at MedStar Washington Hospital Center specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers that arise in the gastrointestinal tract and in other areas of the abdomen and pelvis. Our advanced services include specialty treatment programs for pseudomyxoma peritonei (rare, slow-growing cancer of the appendix), peritoneal metastases (cancers that have spread to the intra-abdominal surfaces), as well as primary peritoneal surface malignancies, such as peritoneal mesothelioma (cancer that attacks the lining of the abdomen).

Gastrointestinal Conditions Treated

  • Appendix
  • Colorectal with peritoneal carcinomatosis (cancers that spread to the intra-abdominal surfaces)
  • Gastric cancer
  • Hepatobiliary (primary and metastatic liver cancer)
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma (cancer that attacks the lining of the abdomen)
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei (rare, slow-growing cancer of the appendix)

Gastrointestinal Cancer Services

  • Cytoreductive surgery
  • Perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy with heat


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