The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has a large and highly experienced group of surgeons, many with focused training in sub-specialty areas and all dedicated to improving the lives of our patients through innovative, personalized and effective surgical treatment.
Our board certified general and gastrointestinal surgeons offer advanced surgical care for patients with conditions and cancers affecting the appendix, colon and rectum, esophagus, intestines, liver and gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, stomach, thyroid and adrenal glands. We are experts at hernia repair. Our nationally accredited Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery helps weight loss patients lead healthier lives.
Surgeons at BWH tailor approaches to each patient, offering minimally invasive surgery options which result in smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stays and improved outcomes. Patient safety is a top priority: our division follows the Surgical Safety Checklist, developed by BWH’s Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, currently used in operating rooms worldwide.
In addition to patient care, our surgeons are skilled researchers who study methods to prevent, treat and eliminate disease. As the surgical team for the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, our surgeons work hand-in-hand with cancer experts to deliver the world’s finest cancer care.
We partner with specialists within BWH and with referring physicians to ensure coordinated care for all conditions. Our surgeons and support staff communicate with patients and families every step of the way — from diagnosis to treatment and through recovery.
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