Why Choose Our Gastroenterology Department
Gastroenterology at MedStar Georgetown
MedStar Georgetown's Gastroenterology (GI) Department offers nationally and internationally recognized experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive system disorders. With a large volume of cases and experience helping patients with complex diseases, our experts are leaders in GI care and offer several specialty programs and services.
Our physicians' success rates in performing these procedures exceed national standards and are monitored continuously through quality improvement programs overseen by internal and external medical experts.
Why Choose MedStar Georgetown Gastroenterology?
Patients with conditions of the digestive tract often suffer for years before their conditions are accurately diagnosed and treated. MedStar Georgetown's GI doctors are nationally recognized gastroenterologists and hepatologists (liver physicians) who will diagnose your condition, provide effective treatments and therapies and improve your quality of life.
We have extensive experience. Our doctors perform nearly 16,000 endoscopic GI procedures a year.
Through a major commitment to advanced clinical research, the Gastroenterology Department at MedStar Georgetown offers the latest treatment options for all aspects of GI disorders. Some research studies offer patients access to technologies and procedures available in only a handful of centers in the country.
MedStar Georgetown's team of clinicians and researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the standards of care used in hospitals across the country. MedStar Georgetown physicians attend and regularly present papers at medical conferences all over the world, and have had their research published.
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- Nadim Haddad, MD, Division Chief
- Stanley Benjamin, MD
- John Carroll, MD
- Walid Chalhoub, MD
- Aline Charabaty, MD
- James Lewis, MD
- Thomas Loughney, MD, Director of Endoscopy
- Bruce Luxon, MD
- Mark Mattar, MD
- Caren Palese, MD
- Shervin Shafa, MD
- Jill Smith, MD, FACP