Andrew S. Wright, MD
Andrew S. Wright, MD
- Advanced gastrointestinal surgery
- Hernia repair
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Patient Ratings and Reviews
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Good listener, explains things well & thoroughly. Very easy to talk to.
I am so glad I was able to see Dr. Wright. He was great!
As noted, I am pleased with the entire team with Dr Wright at the helm
I don't like to repeat any painful tests after my dissertation. But if I have to, I'll feel content for having a great medical team that'll help me. Dr. Wright and his team are awesome. Thank you so much,
*Dr. Wright was very informative and had great eye contact which made me feel very much like I was being listened to. He answered all my questions and was very approachable and clearly explained all my options both surgically and non-surgically. I left feeling very confident in him and my choice to move forward with surgery. Thank you *Dr. Wright for all that you do for all your patients!
PA [...] was excellent as was Dr. Wright.
I just want to thank Doctor Wright and his Team for the fast communication on my chart and also responding back so promptly after leaving a voicemail University of Washington Medical Center really treat there patients and family members with respect Thank you
[...] *Dr. Wright was SO amazing! I have a complex case, [...] He [...] was very accommodating to my needs & concerns.
Overall had an excellent experience with Dr. Wright and his team. Thank you for all you do!
Dr Wright and [...] were excellent both in examining me, explaining my problem to me based on my test results and explaining why I need surgery and what that surgery would entail.[...]
[...] The doctor, *Andrew S. Wright saw me early. My appointment check in was 11 a.m. and appointment was 11:15 a.m. because I was seen early we returned to our car at 11:18 a.m. At no time did I feel rushed seeing the doctor. He did an excellent job of showing me what happened to cause my recent hospitalization. He let me know what to possibly expect if I do not have surgery. I feel very comfortable being under *Dr. Wright's care.[...]
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.
Education and Training
Univ. of Wisconsin @ MadisonResidency, 2005, SurgeryUniversity of Louisville School of Medicine