Andrew Wright's, MD, goal is to help patients maximize their quality of life. Sometimes surgery is not the best option, and he hopes to help guide patients through the complex decision-making that accompanies these difficult problems. His main clinical interest is in the management of hernias. He also manages complex esophageal and gastric disease.
Dr. Wright is the Director of the Surgical Services and Hernia Center at UW Medical Center and part of UW Medical Center's Center for Esophageal and Gastric Surgery. He is also fellowship director of the UW's Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship and an assistant program director for the General Surgery Residency. Dr. Wright is an Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery. Much of his non-clinical time is spent in the UW's WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH), where he works on improving patient safety. He also works with the UW School of Engineering's Biorobotics Lab.
Dr. Wright enjoys soccer, skiing, reading, home improvement and woodworking.