Dr. Janese Laster is the owner of Gut Theory Total Digestive Care in Washington, DC. While working as a general gastroenterologist she realized the lack of emphasis on nutrition which she saw to be the foundation of overall gastroenterology care. She saw countless patients with persistent symptoms who were constantly prescribed medications as simple bandaids. Patients got sicker and sicker, and the central causative factor, diet and excess weight was not being acknowledged. She created Gut Theory Total Digestive Care to bridge this divide with medical innovations and the basics of food as medicine.
Dr. Laster is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Obesity Medicine, and Nutrition. After her Residency and Fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital, she completed the Nestle Nutrition Fellowship program and advanced bariatric endoscopic training in Madrid, Spain. She has used all of her training to create Gut Theory Total Digestive Care.
Gut Theory is a comprehensive, niche practice located steps away from the beautiful Dupont Circle and focuses on evidence-based weight management. She provides an all encompassing practice to provide patients with customized care with detailed and tailored nutrition education along with consistent follow up. Beyond dietary counseling Dr Laster is trained in obesity medicine and provides convenient in- office anti-obesity medications, low-calorie meal options, plant based food delivery services. Furthermore, she also provides an option of minimally invasive and incisionless endoscopic bariatric procedures, such as gastric balloons and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
Dr. Laster truly enjoys finding creative ways for patients to both enjoy healthier meals and also time with their love-ones. She embraces the challenge of uncovering a successful plan for each individual patient. Her true passion is helping her patients reach their total health and wellness goals.