The Digestive Center for Wellness is now virtual!

Join integrative gastroenterologist, author, and microbiome expert Dr. Robynne Chutkan for immersive medical education that puts you in control of your gut health. 


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“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

Virtual Offerings

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.

Drug-Free IBD

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.

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Getting Regular

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.

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Understanding SIBO

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.

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“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.

Origins of the Microbiome

Where do the trillions of bacteria in our digestive tract come from?
Tuesday 1/11/22 @ 12-1pm EST

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn about the root cause of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Tuesday 1/18/22 @ 12-1pm EST

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Potholes in your colon! Find out why and how to repair the damage.
Tuesday 1/25/22 @ 12-1pm EST


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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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“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