The Division of GI Surgery is one of the oldest Divisions within the Department of Surgery at UNC. Our surgeons are dedicated to providing patient-centered, expert care to patients with surgical diseases of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus using open as well as minimally invasive approaches including laparoscopic, robotic, and transanal microscopic surgery. Our faculty including clinicians and researchers are recognized nationally. In 2019, UNC was ranked in the top 20 Best Hospitals for Gastroenterology and GI surgery by U.S.News and World Report. Our vast experience, dedication to the individual patient and commitment to advancing GI Surgery care attracts patients from all over the country and, in particular, the Southeastern United States.
The Division of GI Surgery has a long history of commitment to education in the form of traditional lectures given to medical students and residents through program-specific lectures and didactic sessions, as well as clinical training in the OR and in division M&Ms and case conferences. As a division, GI Surgery has been recognized for its dedication to education and unique contribution to the training of residents by receiving the “Service of the Year Award” multiple times over the last 10 years. In addition, multiple faculty within the group have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions in teaching, mentorship and resident advocacy.