The GW Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ)

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GW Hospital offers innovative and advanced treatments for patients with pancreas, liver, bile duct, duodenum and gallbladder diseases at the Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ). The executive director and colleagues have more than 40 years experience in the field of hepatobiliary surgery and treatments.

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Lynt Johnson, MD

Meet the Executive Director

Lynt Johnson, MD, Executive Director, LPIQ and Professor of Surgery

Dr. Lynt Johnson is the former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published over 130 scientific articles in the field of liver and pancreas cancer and transplant surgery and is nationally recognized as an expert in hepatobiliary/pancreas surgery with special interests in advanced cancer surgery and minimally invasive techniques.

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Treatments and Services

With these diseases, experience matters to patient outcomes. With well over 1,000 combined pancreas resections and 700 liver resections, the institute offers nationally superior outcomes in a specialized environment.

Our team uses many advanced techniques for treating the most complex conditions, including:

  • Innovative and complex surgery for pancreas cancer, including the Whipple procedure
  • Minimally invasive pancreas resection/Whipple procedure for benign and malignant conditions
  • Minimally invasive liver resection for benign and malignant conditions
  • Combined pancreas resection with vascular reconstruction
  • Microwave ablation techniques
  • Targeted precision drug therapies
  • Advanced stereotactic body radiation treatment
  • Multidisciplinary oncologic pre-treatment planning and clinical trials
  • Advanced nurse practitioners and program manager for personalized care
  • Specialized perioperative care
  • Pancreatic cancer genetic testing in high-risk individuals (Ruth Paul Cancer Genetics and Prevention Service)
  • Primary and second opinion for advanced pancreatic cancer

Making Liver and Pancreas Transplants Accessible

The GW Transplant Institute is now Washington, DC’s newest location for liver transplants and pancreas transplants, increasing the accessibility to care within the DC Metropolitan region. We offer deceased liver transplant surgery to patients who are evaluated by the GW Transplant Institute and listed with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and pancreas transplants for patients with diabetes and kidney disease.

Learn more about the GW Transplant Institute →

Diseases and Conditions Treated

We diagnose and treat a wide range of complex diseases and conditions including:

  • Pancreas cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, duodenum and gallbladder
  • Liver masses and lesions
  • Pancreas cystic lesions
  • Bile duct and pancreas injuries

Podcast: Pancreatic Cancer

Lynt Johnson, MD, discusses the prevalence of pancreatic cancer in the U.S. While no known risk factor has been identified, unsubstantiated reports suggest an association to poor dietary choices. Dr. Johnson also reviews early- and late-stage symptoms, survival rates, traditional treatment options and a new, innovative surgical procedure.

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LPIQ Annual Report

Learn more about our medical team, treatments and patient volumes.

Download the 2020 Annual Report (PDF) →


Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality
2131 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: 202-715-4105