OrthopedicsThe Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment of orthopaedic problems. Our staff includes specialists in the following areas:

Total Joint Replacement Center
Evaluation and treatment of hip and knee problems including arthritis surgery and joint replacement. Learn more >

Hip Preservation Center
Evaluation and treatment of hip problems including physical therapy and advanced surgical options designed to help postpone or even prevent the need for a hip replacement later in life. Learn more >

Spine Surgery
Evaluation and treatment of degenerative and congenital spine disorders such as scoliosis, spinal stenosis, ruptured or herniated discs, fractures of the spine, arthritis of the spine, spinal infections and tumors of the spinal column. Learn more >

Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
Faster Recovery. Less Pain.
GW Hospital is just one of eleven sites nationwide and the first in D.C. to perform the new minimally invasive knee replacement developed by Zimmer, Inc. Learn more >

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
With a minimally invasive hip replacement, the surgeon operates through incisions that are just one to two inches long, dramatically reducing the time the patient spends in the hospital and in recovery. Using X-ray guidance and special surgical instruments, the surgeon implants the same metal and plastic prostheses used in traditional surgery. Learn more >

Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Evaluation and treatment of hand, shoulder and elbow injuries, arthritis, congenital deformities, upper extremity joint replacement, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems, rotator cuff problems, sports-related injuries and instability problems of the shoulder. The hand, shoulder and elbow team is nationally and internationally recognized for its expertise in providing quality care.

Foot and Ankle Surgery
Evaluation and treatment of many problems of foot and ankle including deformities, bunions, hammer toes, ankle injuries, diabetic foot disorders, ligament fractures and other trauma of the ankle and leg.

Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries
Evaluation and treatment of all fractures and dislocations of all joints of the body, the extremities and spine.

Sports Medicine
Evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries and overuse syndromes, rehabilitation, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Learn more >

Our experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons, nurses and staff perform hundreds of consultations, surgeries and other treatments each year with an emphasis on positive patient outcomes.

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Meet the
Department Leaders

Raj Rao, MDRaj Rao, MD
Department Chair
Orthopaedic Surgery



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