Dr. Vivek Patil received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and his medical doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He completed six years of surgical training including a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery which is his sole focus of practice. While in his residency, he participated in surgical research and received the John O. Vieta, MD award for Surgical Excellence and Compassionate Care. He is board-certified in both general and colorectal surgery and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Prior to starting his current practice, Dr. Patil had been in practice with Johns Hopkins in the Washington metropolitan area for five years. He serves as Chairman of Colorectal Surgery at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and has consistently been named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors.”
Dr. Patil has extensive experience with minimally-invasive surgery including laparoscopy and robotic surgery to treat benign and malignant conditions of the colon and rectum. His special interests also include anorectal conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor disorders.