Jennifer M Ayscue, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (355 reviews)

Specialities: Colon And Rectal Surgery

Languages: English

202-877-8483

About me

Jennifer Ayscue, MD, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an assistant professor of surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Dr. Ayscue is the Regional Director of MedStar Colorectal Surgery. She is also the Vice Chief of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes for General Surgery for much of MedStar. Thus, she helps ensure patients receive the highest quality patient care in surgery.

Dr. Ayscue provides care for a wide range of simple and complex medical conditions, including anorectal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders, and colon and rectal cancer. She leads the effort at MedStar Washington hospital Center for National Accreditation in Rectal Cancer. She is also an expert in advanced surgical techniques, such as robotic surgery. She feels fortunate to be able to help people with life-threatening or life-altering quality-of-life issues. Improving her patients' lives is what she finds most rewarding. Dr. Ayscue treats patients the way she would want her family members or friends to be treated. She considers her patients as partners in treating their health issues.

Much of Dr. Ayscue's research has focused on colorectal cancer and screening as well as fecal incontinence, and she has contributed to numerous journal articles and presentations. She participates in various MedStar Health and national colorectal surgical committees, including leadership roles in the local chapter of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Chesapeake Colorectal Society. Dr. Ayscue has been listed in the Guide to America's Top Surgeons by Consumers' Research Council of America and named among Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors for Colorectal Surgery for many years.

Read details about Dr. Ayscue's background and accomplishments.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Hemorrhage
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Sphincter Dyssynergia
  • Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Anorectal Abnormalities
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bowel Perforations
  • Colonic Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Crohns Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foreign Body Anusrectum
  • Foreign Body Colonintestine
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo Colonic Fistula
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Proctitis
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Mass
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Vesical Fistula
  • Stoma Complications
  • Turcot Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Fissure Fistulectomy
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anorectal Myectomy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy Revision
  • Delorme Procedure
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Fissurectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hemorrhoidopexy Stapling
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision Of Anal Septum
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Ostomy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Ostomy Removal
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Repair Anorectal Fistula Plug
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Proctectomy
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation For Incontinence
  • Seton Placement
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery
  • Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization Doppler Ligation
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
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1133 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-3300

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7501 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-7202

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2001)

Residency Program: University of Texas -Southwestern Medical Center (2000)

Residency Program: University of Texas Southwestern Medical (2000)

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago (1995)

Medical School: University of Illinois at Peoria College of Medicine (1995)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 26, 2021

    The DR was kind and patient- just what I needed -- I appreciated her expertise and knowledge on the subject.

  • Aug 6, 2021

    Dr. Ayscue is an excellent doctor and shows the patient a caring experience.

  • Jul 23, 2021

    Dr. Ayscue and her staff are always kind, professional and caring.