MedStar Surgery Center | 20036 | MedStar Health

MedStar Surgery Center

1133 21st St., NW
Building 2
10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20036

Providing excellence in ambulatory surgical care

MedStar Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., We are the first and most experienced freestanding multi-specialty surgery center in the D.C. Metro area. Our staff of board-certified specialists utilizes only the latest medical technology to ensure a safe and fast recovery.

Why choose us

Here are just a few reasons to choose MedStar Health for your outpatient surgery:

  • Highly trained anesthesia team
  • 70 physicians who perform more than 4,000 surgeries and/or procedures
  • Superb nursing staff with extensive operating room and recovery room experience
  • State-of-the-art surgical equipment and five surgical suites, two gastroenterology (GI) suites, and a procedure room
  • Outpatient surgery saves 40 to 60 percent over having your surgery in a hospital
  • Can assist you with arranging home care nursing or transportation to our facility on the day of your surgery
  • Convenient, central downtown location with underground valet parking
  • Licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA). Medicare-certified and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

Visiting the MedStar Surgery Center

Ample free parking is available at this location.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday
6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical Advisory Committee

The MedStar Surgery Center committee members have valuable, varied backgrounds that represent a  multidisciplinary approach to healthcare.

Surgery instructions

Our center is designed exclusively for outpatient surgery and procedures. A highly skilled team supports your physician and our surgical suites and facility are equipped with the same.

Preoperative Assessment 

  • Click here to complete the Preoperative Assessment Form.

Stories from around the hospital

"In one sentence, here's what impresses me about MedStar Surgery Center. They are patient-centered, the staff is efficient and professional, and everyone makes the experience for the patients very pleasant."
- John J. Ricotta, MD

“MedStar Surgery Center is a great ambulatory surgery center! It provides patients throughout the Washington metro region with premiere care. The staff is highly dedicated, and the physicians at MedStar Surgery Center provide the highest level of patient care and service.”
– Harold Glickman, DPM

"My patients appreciate the one-stop care they receive at MedStar Surgery Center. They park, take the elevator to MedStar Surgery Center's floor, register, and are treated all in one smooth and efficient process. Also, patients love the intimate setting at MedStar Surgery Center. The staff is caring and compassionate, and each of them takes personal responsibility to ensure each patient receives the best experience possible."
– Lee Ann Rhodes, MD

“I'm probably the biggest advocate for MedStar Surgery Center because I'm performing procedures there almost every day. So I can see, day in and day out, how the GI team performs with precision, and how the staff goes all out to make sure my patients are treated with care and compassion. MedStar Surgery Center also has the latest GI diagnostic equipment, which improves accuracy and allows me to share results immediately with patients and referring physicians.”
– James Frank, MD


MedStar Health participates with most major health insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to make sure your plan is covered.