The GW Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ)

Liver and Pancreas

The GW Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ) offers innovative and advanced treatments for patients with pancreas, liver, bile duct, duodenum and gallbladder diseases. The executive director and colleagues have more than 40 years of experience in the field of hepatobiliary surgery and treatments. With these diseases, experience matters to patient outcomes. With well over 1,000 combined pancreas resections and 700 liver resections, the center offers nationally superior outcomes in a specialized environment. Our team not only has achieved surgical approaches to the most complex conditions but combines expertise in interventional ablative techniques, vascular reconstruction, targeted precision drug therapies, advanced stereotactic body radiation treatment, multidisciplinary oncologic pre-treatment planning, clinical trials and perioperative care.

Schedule an Appointment for Liver and Pancreas Treatment

To schedule an appointment, please call 202-715-5168.

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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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Center treatments and services include:

  • Primary and second opinion for advanced pancreatic cancer
  • Innovative and complex surgery for pancreas cancer
  • Minimally invasive pancreas resection/whipple for benign and malignant conditions
  • Minimally invasive liver resection for benign and malignant conditions
  • Combined pancreas resection with vascular reconstruction
  • Interventional 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)

Diseases and conditions treated include:

  • 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


Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality
2131 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: 202-715-4663

Lynt Johnson, MD

Meet the Department Director

Lynt Johnson, MD , Executive Director, Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality and Professor of Surgery