Brant Kurt Oelschlager M.D., F.A.C.S.

 Brant  Kurt Oelschlager M.D., F.A.C.S.

Bio

Dr. Oelschlager is the chief of the Division of General Surgery and a UW professor of surgery. He specializes in esophageal and gastric surgery, as well…

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Patient Care Philosophy

My philosophy in treating my patients is to provide patient-focused care and effective patient-physician communication. My goal is to provide the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment, whenever possible to reduce recovery time and discomfort from surgery. I have spent the last twenty years dedicated to the art and discipline of laparoscopic surger of the upper GI tract.

Personal Interests

Spending time with family, outdoor activities, running and sports.

Clinical Interests

Videoendoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, esophageal and gastric surgery, paraesophageal hiatal hernia surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and flexible endoscopic surgery.

Research Interests

Esophageal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, achalasia, paraesophageal hiatal hernias and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of North Carolina SOMMedical education1995
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternship
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1995

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of SurgerySurgery2001
Dr. Oelschlager is the chief of the Division of General Surgery and a UW professor of surgery. He specializes in esophageal and gastric surgery, as well as, operations of the gastrointestinal tract. He has extensive experience in advanced minimally invasive procedures and has pioneered many of these techniques and procedures by introducing them in the Pacific Northwest for his patients.

Dr. Oelschlager is a board certified surgeon and the director for the surgical specialties at the Center for Esophageal & Gastric Surgery. He is the Byers Endowed Professor in Esophageal Research in the UW School of Medicine. Dr. Oelschlager is widely published and recognized both nationally and internationally for his expertise.  

In his practice, he provides the least invasive treatment options available to patients with esophageal and other gastrointestinal diseases, through state-of-the-art laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques.

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