Washington, D.C.’s healthcare system serves both the nation’s capital and the surrounding cities of Northern Virginia. Residents of D.C. have access to Inova Fairfax, a 923-bed medical center. Inova Fairfax’s campus includes institutes for heart and vascular health, a children’s hospital, and a level 1 trauma center. Veterans in D.C have access to Washington D.C. VA Medical Center. The nation’s capital also proudly offers several community health clinics, including Whitman-Walker Health and Marie Reed Health Center.
For top-rated pediatric care, Children’s National Hospital is #1 in D.C. and #2 in the Mid-Atlantic region. Children’s National Hospital ranks in 10 children’s specialties, including:
U.S. News ranks Inova Fairfax #1 in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Inova Fairfax Hospital is high-performing in five specialties and 17 procedures and conditions, including:
Gastroenterologists (GIs) are physicians that specialize in treating your gastrointestinal (GI) health needs.
Your GI tract includes your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.
A GI physician is licensed to diagnose and treat common syndromes such as:
GI specialists also perform diagnostic procedures such as:
What procedures do gastroenterologists perform?
GI specialists can perform the following procedures:
This isn't an exhaustive list. Get in touch with your local GI specialist to learn more about their full range of services.
What conditions do gastroenterologists treat?
GI specialists may treat the following conditions:
This list of conditions isn't exhaustive, either. Talk to a GI specialist for more information on getting a GI condition diagnosed and treated.
What should I ask a gastroenterologist?
Here are some examples of both general and specific questions to ask a GI specialist during your appointment: