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About Andrew S. Wright
Andrew Wright, MD, FACS, is a board certified surgeon, the Director of UW Medicine's Hernia Center at Northwest Hospital, Fellowship Director of the UW Department of Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery/Advanced GI and Bariatric Fellowship, an Assistant Program Director of Technical Skill Education for the General Surgery Residency, and the Center for VideoEndoscopic Endowed Professor in the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Wright specializes in management of inguinal, incisional, hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, as well as athletic-related groin pain (“sports hernia”). He is also an expert in surgical treatment of complex esophageal and gastric disease like GERD (acid reflux), achalasia, and other esophageal motility issues. He has advanced training and expertise in advanced minimally invasive surgical approaches including robotic surgery. Dr. Wright’s main goal is to help patients maximize their quality of life and he hopes to help guide patients through the complex decision-making that accompanies these sometimes difficult problems.
Dr. Wright academic interests are in improving patient safety, development of new surgical technology, surgical education, and patient outcomes of hernia and esophageal and gastric surgery. He speaks nationally and internationally on these topics and is on the leadership of a number of surgical societies. He spends much of his non-clinical time teaching surgical and communication skills in the UW's WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH).
Dr. Wright plays soccer and enjoys skiing, pilates, bicycling, reading, home improvement and woodworking.