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.