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Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 70

  
Dr. Al-Kawas
5215 Loughboro Rd NW Ste 320 Washington, DC 20016
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Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Al-Kawas accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Al-Kawas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Al-Kawas treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Al-Kawas treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Al-Kawas treats Stomach Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Al-Kawas treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Al-Kawas treats Abdominal Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Al-Kawas treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Al-Kawas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Al-Kawas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Al-Kawas

3.4

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
35.714285714285715%
(5)

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Spends very little time talking to you in person, relies on his staff to do all the communication. Its been several weeks of me seeing him, still does not have a diagnosis of my GI condition. Seems interested only in performing procedures to get the hospital's billing rate going.
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This Doctor almost killed my father. After arriving home my Dad collapsed in a pool of his own blood. He was lifeflighted back to Georgetown where he spent a number of days to recover from the blood loss. Dr Al-Kawas sent one of his residents who was dismissive. We should have sued him so as to protect others. (have seen that our experience of suffering at his hands is not isolated viewing other reviews elsewhere) Please be careful.
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He spent a total of 5 minutes with me, didn't answer my questions and was dismissive, even when I mentioned questions my primary care physician had asked. He acted annoyed at my questions. He also was short with his staff in front of me which was unpleasant.
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Biography

Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1974
University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average