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

Zhifei Sun, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (112 reviews)

Specialties: 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 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
  • 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)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer
  • Hereditary Polyposis
  • Horseshoe Abscess
  • Ileo Colonic Fistula
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • 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
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Perineal Hernia
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Presacral Tumor
  • Proctitis
  • Pseudopolyposis Of Colon
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Adenocarcinoma
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Fistula
  • 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
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Altemeier Procedure
  • Anal Cancer Surgery
  • Anal Dilation
  • Anal Fissure Fistulectomy
  • Anal Fistula Repair
  • Anal Incontinence Surgery
  • Anal Rectal Surgery
  • Anal Sphincterotomy
  • Anorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Anoscopy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colostomy Revision
  • Endorectal Advancement Flap (ERAF)
  • Endoscopic Hemorrhoid Band Ligation
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • High Resolution Anoscopy
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
  • Ileocolic Resection
  • Ileostomy
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • 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
  • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic 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
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stoma Reversal
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Excision Of Bowel Endometriosis
  • Surgical Treatment Of Crohn's Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery
  • Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization Doppler Ligation
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transanal Resection Surgery
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
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Practice locations

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6862 Elm Street
Suite 800
McLean, VA, 22101

703-663-4738

Fax 877-376-2418

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

202-295-0560

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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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • 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
    • 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
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (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
    • 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)
    • 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 Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Healthcare 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)

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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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.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Nov 17, 2023

    Dr. Sun made me feel comfortable and cared for. He is an outstanding surgeon.

  • Nov 16, 2023

    Dr. Sun was wonderful in explaining to me the pros/cons of reversal surgery.

  • Nov 3, 2023

    Dr Sun was terrific.