General Surgery

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The General Surgery Section at the University of Chicago focuses on a variety of diseases and complex conditions, including the treatment of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, morbid obesity, and endocrine disorders. We are experts in cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, and pancreas as well as in malignant disorders in these areas. In addition to our clinical work, we offer several clinical trials--in collaboration with other departments--to address pancreatic, esophageal, gastric, colorectal and breast cancer; and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Our physicians also treat thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disorders, as well as tumors of the endocrine pancreas. University of Chicago endocrinologists work with our surgeons to study and treat morbid obesity and all endocrine gland abnormalities.

Finally, our surgical staff are recognized experts in treating a variety of conditions including esophageal, gastric, and colorectal cancer; morbid obesity; Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; and adrenal masses through minimally invasive surgical procedures--decreasing a patient's pain and hospital stay.

Members of our general surgery team also offer pre- and post-surgical care at the University of Chicago Physicians at Matteson for bariatric surgery, endocrine disorders, gallbladder conditions, hernias, and disorders of the pancreas and spleen.