The Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center focuses on three main pillars of activity: patient care, research and education. The surgeons who participate in the Division of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery have subspecialty training in minimally-invasive techniques to treat a variety of surgical conditions.
By combining medicine and technology, our team of surgeons, fellows, nurse practitioners and nurses continues to enhance patient care and comfort. Programs specializing in esophageal and gastric surgery, organ transplantation and nephrectomy, colectomy, hernia repair, thoracic surgery, weight loss and intestinal surgery make a dramatic impact on the clinical outcomes of our patients.
First in the Region
As the region's first center to exclusively specialize in minimally invasive surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program (CLASP), has pioneered new surgical techniques and extensively studied various methods of surgical education. The Division of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery is truly a multi-disciplinary program involving collaboration with specialists within many other disciplines, including plastic surgery, urology, transplantation, trauma, surgical oncology, gynecology, thoracic surgery and orthopedic surgery.
Commonly Treated Conditions:
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic appendectomy
- Laparoscopic colectomy/bowel resection for diverticular disease, colon cancer, small bowel obstruction and tumors
- Laparoscopic solid organ surgery for the spleen, adrenal and kidney
- Open and laparoscopic hernia repair for inguinal, ventral and incisional hernia
- Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and foregut surgery for the esophagus and stomach
- Laparoscopic and open gastric resection
- Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation