James Kane Robinson, MD| Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics And Gynecology | MedStar Health

James Kane Robinson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (443 reviews)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics And Gynecology

Languages: English

(202) 416-2008

About me

James K. Robinson, MD, FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS). He joins MedStar Washington Hospital Center as a nationally recognized gynecologic surgeon after nine years of academic practice at the Medical Faculty Associates of the George Washington University Medical Center. In his prior position, Dr Robinson was associate professor and director of MIGS. He was also the founding director of George Washington University's two-year accredited MIGS fellowship and the medical director of the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital. He is currently a national advisor to the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and is serving a two-year term on its Board of Trustees. He is an ad hoc reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals. Locally, he hosts the Washington Regional Surgical Film Festival biannually, which is a forum for all local gynecologists interested in minimally invasive surgery to collaborate, share experiences, tips and surgical suggestions.

Surgically, Dr. Robinson specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic, and hysteroscopic surgeries including fertility sparing myomectomy, excision of endometriosis, reduced port laparoscopy, complex pelvic laparoscopy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laparoscopy in pregnancy. He is recognized nationally as an expert in the hysteroscopic surgical treatment of Asherman's Syndrome (intrauterine adhesions). Clinically, Dr Robinson strives to keep patients out of the operating room whenever possible often completing both medical and simple surgical procedures in the office.

Dr. Robinson is a highly regarded speaker both regionally and nationally. He presents his research and surgical expertise at national meetings including the AAGL, and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). His surgical technique was recently highlighted on an international webinar through SurgeryU in collaboration with the AAGL. He has been awarded honors including the Jay M. Cooper, MD Endowed Award for Best Fellowship Paper in Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Golden Hysteroscope Award for Best Hysteroscopy Paper, both presented nationally by the AAGL. He has published in medical journals and has research interests ranging from basic science to clinical research to educational theory and curriculum design.

Dr. Robinson completed his fellowship in gynecologic endoscopy at Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in Newton, Massachusetts, and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin after completing a Master of Science degree in Education at Mankato State University. Dr. Robinson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Pelvic Pain
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abnormalities Of The Uterus
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Asherman's Syndrome
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Bladder Endometriosis
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Bowel Endometriosis
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Complications From Abortion
  • Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Infertility
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Leiomyoma
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstruation
  • Missed Abortion
  • Missed Periods
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Primary Amenorrhea
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Septate Hymen
  • Septate Uterus
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Transverse Vaginal Septum
  • Tubo Ovarian Abscess
  • Unicornuate Uterus
  • Urinary Retention
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Cerclage
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Da Vinci Hysterectomy
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery For Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery For Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage
  • Laparoscopy
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hysteroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery For Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Myomectomy
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operations On Cul De Sac
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelviscopy
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Uterine Fibroids
  • Reproductive Health
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • Single Site Surgery
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Suture Removal
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Lining Removal
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Women's Health
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Suite 405
Washington, DC, 20010


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Washington, DC, 20036


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Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship Program: Newton-Wellesley Hospital (2006)

Fellowship Program: Newton Wellesley Hospital (2005)

Internship/Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital (2004)

Residency Program: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (2004)

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin (2000)


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  • Dec 18, 2023

    Dr. Robinson is excellent.

  • Dec 18, 2023

    I would recommend this provider to anyone who needs help with Endometriosis

  • Nov 20, 2023

    I cannot recommend Dr. Robinson enough.