Andrew Y Wang, MDPractice Area: Cancer, Digestive Health, Infectious Diseases Department: Medicine Division: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Title: Associate Professor of Medicine ABMS Certification: Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology
Contact InformationPrimary Location:
Digestive Health Center 1215 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22908 Phone: 434.243.3090 | Fax: 434.244.7590
Dr. Andrew Wang is a board-certified gastroenterologist who serves as Co-Medical Director of Endoscopy and Director of Pancreatico-Biliary Services, at the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Wang specializes in interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy as it pertains to helping patients with problems with the luminal GI tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and colon) and the pancreas and biliary tract. He routinely performs procedures such as endsoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and/or endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for pancreaticobiliary strictures, stones, masses, cysts and other disorders. He also offers specialized ERCP procedures including choledochoscopy, intraductal EUS, biliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) (for malignant biliary strictures), laser lithotripsy (for large stones) and complex perihilar stenting. Dr. Wang has received specialized training and certification in the identification and endoluminal resection of precancerous and early GI cancers. He routinely performs endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to remove large lesions in the GI tract. Dr. Wang also performs peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for patients with esophageal achalasia.
Dr. Wang has been recognized as a Regional Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report and Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., and he was the recipient of the UVA School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012. Dr. Wang is an active member of various GI societies, and he is a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Dr. Wang’s career has focused on endoscopic education and clinical research, and he has participated in multicenter, national and international studies to foster innovation and to advance patient outcomes in the field of interventional endoscopy. Dr. Wang and his colleagues in interventional endoscopy work closely with UVA surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and referring physicians to provide specialized multidisciplinary care to patients.