“Whether you suffer from a serious autoimmune condition like Crohn’s disease, want a second opinion on how to manage IBS or constipation, or are just looking for relief from bloating – we’ve got you covered. Our passion is identifying the root cause of digestive distress and providing integrative solutions for rehabilitation and recovery of your gut.”
-Dr. Robynne Chutkan
Comprehensive educational offerings that provide you with the essential information you need to understand what’s going on in your gut – and respond with integrative solutions that provide lasting relief, instead of pharmaceutical quick-fixes.
An empowering and life-changing course designed for people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are interested in learning more about how to get their disease into remission without biologics, steroids, or other immunosuppressive drugs.Learn More & Enroll
If you’re suffering from chronic constipation or bowel irregularity and are interested in getting regular and banishing bloat for good using natural interventions that are effective and address the root cause of the problem, this course is for you.Learn More & Enroll
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is a form of dysbiosis that can cause digestive distress – and so much more. If you want to improve your gut flora with diet and lifestyle methods instead of harmful antibiotics, you’ve come to the right place.Learn More & Enroll
“Office Hours” with Dr. Chutkan
Join Dr. Chutkan every Tuesday at noon for lively discussion and Q&A on the latest gut health topics. Registration is FREE but limited so sign-up now to join the conversation and get your questions answered. Can’t make the live session? No problem – check out our archived office hours HERE.
Our Core Beliefs
Our philosophy is built upon 4 pillars, which are the foundation of our revolutionary treatment pathways that have successfully healed thousands of patients with digestive distress.
All Disease Begins in the Gut
Restoring the health of your gut flora will improve your digestive wellness and overall health
Food can be Powerful Medicine
You are what you eat – changing your diet is often the first and most critical step in healing
Judicious Use of Medication
Diet and lifestyle interventions first; prescription medications only when absolutely necessary
Uncovering the Root Cause is Key
Understanding how your gut works is critical for finding lasting relief from symptoms
More About Us
The Digestive Center for Wellness (DCW) medical practice has served as Dr. Chutkan’s lab for almost 20 years, delivering integrative gastroenterology care to thousands of patients, while developing safe, effective protocols for common GI complaints like constipation and heartburn; emerging conditions like leaky gut and SIBO; complex autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis; and poorly understood symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Many of these problems have dysbiosis – a damaged, imbalanced microbiome – at their root, and healing that damage is at the core of restoring gut health and improving overall wellbeing. To make this transformative information more accessible, DCW has transitioned from an individual patient care model to online medical education. Our comprehensive disease-specific courses give you access to Dr. Chutkan’s expertise and knowledge, and allow you to interact directly with her throughout the programs.
Actionable treatment protocols
Video & audio lessons delivered to your inbox
Live Q&A with Dr. Chutkan every week
Detailed workbook & lesson plans
Summaries of relevant scientific studies
Disease specific nutrition guides & meal plans
Our courses are step-by-step, comprehensive guides and action plans for understanding your gut and taking charge of your digestive health.
~ Dr. Robynne Chutkan, MD, FASGE
About Our Founder
Dr. Chutkan was educated at Yale (B.S.) and Columbia (M.D.) and is an integrative gastroenterologist, microbiome expert, and author of three digestive wellness books (and a fourth to be released summer 2022). She’s on the faculty at Georgetown MedStar Hospital and is the founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness in Washington DC. Dr. Chutkan has been a featured expert on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Doctors, The Megyn Kelly Show, and made multiple appearances on Dr. Oz and in her own PBS special entitled “Gutbliss”. Print media interviews include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic and others. Dr Chutkan’s passion is getting to the root cause of digestive distress, helping people understand what their gut is trying to communicate to them, and providing them with integrative tools to heal from the inside out. An avid squash player, runner, and yogi, she is passionate about introducing more dirt, sweat and vegetables into people’s lives.Learn More
What makes DCW different?
DCW was founded by integrative gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan to provide answers to a critical health question: Why? Why is your gut inflamed? Why do you have bacterial overgrowth? Why did you develop Crohn’s? Why are you bloated? Capitalizing on Dr Chutkan’s almost 3 decades of gastroenterology practice, clinical research, and academic experience, our goal is to help you understand what’s going on in your gut, provide you with effective and lasting solutions, and most importantly, give you the tools you need to be a better advocate for your own gut health. This comprehensive and empowering educational approach is the DCW difference!Find out more
“Try her simple program – and get ready to feel the changes immediately. It’s the proven way to build up our ‘good bugs’ and keep your body strong and vibrant, ready to fight illness and disease. You will truly transform your health!”
Sara Gottfried, M.D.
The Hormone Cure
“With Dr. Robynne Chutkan as your guide, you’ll understand how overuse of antibiotics, the standard Western diet and a super-clean lifestyle starve your microbiome and learn the essential tools to attain sustainable good health.”
Terry Wahls, M.D.
The Wahls Protocol
“We are truly in the middle of an epidemic—through our diet and our lifestyle we are unwittingly destroying the good bacteria in our bodies… Dr. Chutkan gives you simple, foolproof guidance to repair this vital ecosystem.”
Frank Lipman, M.D.
The New Health Rules