Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 72

Dr. Al-Kawas
Accepting new patients

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Rd Nw Ste 300 Washington, DC 20016

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Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Al-Kawas has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Damascus Univ medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Al-Kawas to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Al-Kawas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Al-Kawas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Al-Kawas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (202) 537-4728.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Al-Kawas is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Al-Kawas is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Dysphagia
Hiatal Hernia
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Al-Kawas is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Al-Kawas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pinworm
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Al-Kawas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Al-Kawas

3.5

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(5)
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Richard L Earman – May 24, 2020
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Chantilly, VA – Jul 18, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Bill in Silver Spring, MD – Mar 07, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Sam in Washington, DC – May 06, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Al-Kawas has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1974
Damascus Univ
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Al-Kawas frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Al-Kawas specializes.

Where is Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD's office located?

Dr. Al-Kawas' office is located at 5255 Loughboro Rd Nw Ste 300, Washington, DC 20016. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Sibley Memorial Hospital5255 Loughboro Rd Nw Ste 300 Washington, DC 20016
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Sibley Primary Care5215 Loughboro Rd Nw Ste 300 Washington, DC 20016
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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Northwest5215 Loughboro Rd Nw Ste 320 Washington, DC 20016
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Al-Kawas is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)