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

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

Specialties and Expertise

Cancer Care (Esophageal), Esophageal Surgery, Gastric Surgery, Hernia, Surgery


Center for Esophageal & Gastric Surgery, Digestive Health, Hernia Services




Primary Location

Esophageal and Gastric Diseases Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4547|Map It 

Digestive Health Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4377|Map It 

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 


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.

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 surgery 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, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, achalasia, paraesophageal hiatal hernia surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and flexible endoscopic surgery.

Teaching Interests

Minimally invasive surgery and gastric and esophageal diseases.

Research Interests

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


Univ. of North Carolina SOMMedical education1995
UW - Dept. of SurgeryInternshipGeneral Surgery
UW - Dept. of SurgeryResidencyGeneral Surgery
UW - Videoendoscopic Surgery FellowshipFellowshipVideoendoscopic Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery2001
Loading Publications...