Thomas Michael Loughney, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health
Thomas Michael Loughney

Thomas Michael Loughney, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (831 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

(877) 303-1462

About me

Board-certified in Gastroenterology, Thomas Loughney, MD, currently serves as Director of Endoscopy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is an Associate Professor, Georgetown Medical School. He is the Chairman of the Credentials Committee. He also serves on the MedStar Georgetown Patient Safety Committee.

Dr. Loughney has won multiple awards for his excellence in teaching and been recognized by Washington's Consumer Checkbook and Washingtonian Magazine as the top, recommended gastroenterologist in the Washington area. His clinical expertise includes interventional endoscopy, biliary and pancreatic disease, use of endoluminal stents and colon cancer screening.

Following a Gastroenterology Fellowship and Residency and Internship in Internal Medicine all at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Dr. Loughney served as a Lt. Colonel in the Army Medical Corp. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1989.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Anal Fissure
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Rectal Pain
  • Stomach Pain
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Acute Blood Loss Anemia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anemia
  • Angiodysplasia Of Intestine (WITHOUT MENTION OF HEMORRHAGE)
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Atrophic Gastritis Without Mention Of Hemorrhage
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colonic Cryptitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Early Satiety
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Flatulence
  • Foreign Body (DIGESTIVE SYSTEM)
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemorrhage Of Gastrointestinal Tract, Unspecified
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Post Hemorrhagic Anemia
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Regional Enteritis Of Large Intestine
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Ulceration Of Intestine
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss
  • Whipple's Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Feeding Tube Removal
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gj Tube Evaluation
  • Ileoscopy
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Peg Tube Evaluation
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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3301 New Mexico Avenue Northwest
Suite 205
Washington, DC, 20016

202-444-8541

Fax 877-303-1462

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8541

Fax 877-303-1462

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Fax 877-303-1462

Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1996)

Residency Program: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (1992)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1989)

Awards

  • Top Recommended Gastroenterologist, Washington Consumer Checkbook Washingtonian Magazine Best Doctor, multiple years James Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine Tripler Army Medical Center Department of Family Practice Valued Teacher Award Tripler Army Department of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 29, 2024

    Great interactions.

  • May 20, 2024

    Excellent.

  • May 7, 2024

    Dr. Loughney is the reason I come to MedStar. He is knowledgeable, solution focused and communicative.