Treatment of Digestive and Gastrointestinal Diseases

The gastrointestinal (GI) surgical team at The George Washington University Hospital uses advanced tools and techniques. This can help make procedures more precise and recovery easier for patients.*

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To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with a GI specialist, please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS.

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Types of GI Surgeries We Perform

Gastroenterology - GW Hospital, Washington, DCOur surgical staff are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical knowledge and offer comprehensive surgical care for the treatment of digestive and gastrointestinal diseases. We perform the following GI surgeries:

The Advanced GI Surgical Team

Meet our experienced surgeons →

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Surgeons at GW Hospital have developed and performed sophisticated minimally invasive surgical techniques. Compared with traditional surgery, laparoscopic and robotic procedures can offer the following advantages:*

  • Smaller incisions resulting in reduced pain and discomfort
  • Minimal scarring
  • Greater surgical precision
  • Less trauma
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss and a decreased need for blood transfusions
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries

Learn more about robotic and minimally invasive surgery at GW Hospital →

Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery

We offer both inpatient and outpatient surgery. Your condition and the type or procedure you are having will determine if you will be admitted to the hospital (inpatient) or if your surgery will be performed at the Surgery Center at GW Hospital and you will go home the same day as your surgery.

Learn how to prepare for inpatient surgery at GW Hospital →
Get important information about your hospital stay →
Learn more about outpatient surgery at GW Hospital →

*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery are right for you.