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Ernest D Hanowell, M.D.

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Specializes in: Children (1-11 years), Adults (18+ years), Adolescents (12-18 years)

Male

Languages: English, English

Expertise: Advanced Laparoscopy, Bowel Obstruction, Colon Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia, Melanoma, Sclerotherapy, Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thyroid ...read more

Locations

Ernest D. Hanowell, MD, FACS
Appointment Phone: 301-897-5451

6410 Rockledge Drive
Champlain Building Suite 403
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 301-897-5451

Background

Dr. Ernest Hanowell maintains a full-service general surgery practice. Dr.Hanowell also participates in the training of surgical residents from Walter Reed Military Hospital.

Outside of his practice, Dr.Hanowell offers lectures in serveral areas including laparoscopy and breast surgery.

Dr.Hanowell's expertise in laparoscopy allows him to perform surgeries through very tiny incisions with minimal discomfort on patients. He is among the very first surgeons in the DC Metropolitan area to train in laparoscopic surgery and incorporate it into practice.

He was the director of the Suburban Hospital Trauma Service for eight years and he chaired the Intensive Care Committee for six years. 

Dr. Hanowell's advanced laparoscopy expertise and techniques especially benefit patients in need of inguinal hernias treatment because he has found a way to repair hernias through quarter inch incisions. To learn more about Dr. Hanowell, visit www.hanowell.com .

 

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Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital

Education

Degrees

  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1973)

Residencies

  • George Washington University School of Medicine (1978)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (1979, 1999)

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    George Washington University Medical Center Hospital

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Suburban Hospital, 2000 - 2003
  • President of the Medical Staff, Suburban Hospital, 2008 - 2010
  • Instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, the American College of Surgeons

Memberships

  • The Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons

    The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary and multispecialty educational organization established to provide an open forum for surgeons and other health professionals interested in minimally invasive surgery and therapy.

  • The American Society of General Surgeons

    The American Society of General Surgeons ( ASGS ) seeks to serve as a knowledgeable and respected advocate for General Surgeon specialists, and also seeks to enhance General Surgery as a specialty.

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    The ASGS is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of practice for the specialty of General Surgery, and the highest quality of care for patients.

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  • The International College of Surgeons

    The International College of Surgeons (ICS) is a global organization dedicated to bringing together surgeons and surgical specialists of all nations, races, and creeds to promote surgical excellence for the benefit of all of mankind and to foster fellowship worldwide.

  • The Southeastern Surgical Congress

    The Southeastern Surgical Congress was founded to provide opportunities for surgeons and surgeons in training to come together for educational, scientific, and social purposes to promote and advance the study and practice of surgery.

Professional Activities

  • Trainer of Surgical Residents, Walter Reed Military Hospital
    Dr. Hanowell currently participates in the training of surgical residents from the Walter Reed Military Hospital.
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