Zhifei Sun, MD| Colon And Rectal Surgery | MedStar Health

Zhifei Sun, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Colon And Rectal Surgery

Languages: English

877-376-2418

About me

Zhifei Sun, MD, is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center. 

Dr. Sun completed his surgical training at Duke University Medical Center and is fellowship trained in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. Dr. Sun specializes in the minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of colon and rectal diseases, including surgeries for diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and colorectal cancers.

Academically, Dr. Sun is interested in  surgical innovation, with a special interest in applied machine learning as a means of improving surgical outcomes. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and presents frequently at national meetings. 

With his patients, Dr. Sun strongly believes in clear, honest, and open communication. He always makes himself available and accessible to those in need and sees himself as a "quarterback" for his patients. 

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 Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Adenocarcinoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Condyloma
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Sphincter Dyssynergia
  • Anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abnormalities
  • Anorectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Small Bowel
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Bowel Perforations
  • Cecal Mass
  • Colitis
  • Colon Adenocarcinoma
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonic Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Disorders
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Colorectal Metastases
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Foreign Body (ANUS-RECTUM)
  • Foreign Body (COLON-INTESTINE)
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Hereditary Polyposis
  • Hernia
  • Horseshoe Abscess
  • Ileitis
  • Ileo Colonic Fistula
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ishiorectal Abscess
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Paget's Disease Of The Perianal Skin
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Perineal Hernia
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Presacral Tumor
  • Proctitis
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Adenocarcinoma
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Mass
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Vesical Fistula
  • Stoma Complications
  • Turcot Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Altemeier Procedure
  • Anal Cancer Surgery
  • Anal Cerclage
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Fissure Fistulectomy
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Rectal Surgery
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anorectal Myectomy
  • Anoscopy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy Revision
  • Complex Hernia Repair
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Cholecystectomy
  • Endorectal Advancement Flap (ERAF)
  • Endoscopic Hemorrhoid Band Ligation
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Fissurectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
  • Ileocolic Resection
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum
  • Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
  • Laparoscopic Cecectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colostomy Reversal
  • Laparoscopic Colostomy Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileal Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Treatment Of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Non Surgical Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Ostomy
  • Ostomy Care
  • Ostomy Removal
  • Ostomy Reversal
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Perineal Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Proctoscopy
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Repair Of Colovaginal Fistula
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Proctectomy
  • Seton Placement
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stoma Reversal
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transanal Resection Surgery
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 4th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-295-0560

Fax 877-376-2418

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: Washington University in St. Louis (2021)

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2020)

Graduate Education: Duke University Medical Center (2016)

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2012)

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