Gastroenterology Why Choose Us

High Volume

When a center performs a high volume of procedures, results are better. That means you can expect fewer complications and better completion rates. In the rare event that a problem occurs, you’re in the best place for immediate treatment. Here at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, approximately 45% of our endoscopic procedures are colonoscopies. This is among the highest volumes in the region.

Expert Team

Experience makes the difference and we have some of the area’s most experienced gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons on our staff. Our specialists have received extensive training for performing colonoscopy and they are supported by experienced technicians and nurses. Specialty training nurses deliver moderate intravenous sedation to patients, to induce a state of twilight sleep for the procedure.

Special Facility

Our endoscopy suite, where colonoscopies are performed, is designed to enhance your comfort andd privacy during your visit. We have eight procedure rooms, plus spacious and private preparation and recovery areas. We use state of the art technology that has been shown to procedure the best results.

Continuity of care

If your endoscopy shows signs of cancer, you are in the best place for care. Our surgeons are nationally known for their expertise. You also have access to a full array of treatments at the Washington Cancer Institute. These comprehensive services are available at one convenient location – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – just 3.8 miles north of the U.S. Capitol.

  • U.S. News and World Report ranked high performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery 2014
  • Largest hospital in Washington, D.C area providing state of the art tertiary care.
  • Convenient & quick access to all related services including radiology and diagnostic imaging departments, laboratory, surgical and endoscopy all located in one building
  • Team of attending physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing and administrative staff making safe and efficient care their priority.

Specialized Interventional Endoscopic Procedures

  • Endoscopic ultrasound, including cancer staging and tissue acquisition with fine needle aspiration.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP
  • Management of gastrointestinal strictures, benign and malignant stricture dilation and luminal stenting
  • Large polyp removal using submucosal injection lift technique
  • Management of Barrett’s esophagus including radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy
  • Diagnostic and management of gastroenterologic diseases using upper endoscopy, single balloon enteroscopy, and colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection

Make an Appointment

If you are a patient, call our referral and appointment line: 202-877-3627 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Room 3A-3
Washington, DC