Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD

Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 69
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Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

5215 Loughboro Rd NW Ste 320

Washington, DC 20016

Contact Information

(202) 660-5555

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Al-Kawas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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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
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)
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 B - Immune Response
Hepatitis C
Hernia
Ileus
Indigestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Malnutrition
Manometry
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
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Viral Hepatitis
Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

  • 1974
    University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1974

Awards

Dr. Al-Kawas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Al-Kawas

3.4

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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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...Read More
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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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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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