The Division of General Surgery at Vanderbilt is committed to providing medical students, residents and fellows with a wide array of surgical training including laparoscopic and open general surgery procedures in the treatment of morbid obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatic and biliary diseases, hernias and colorectal diseases with the focus of providing the best in patient care.
The Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss in 2011 evaluated 540 new morbidly obese patients, and 751 patients attended the Center’s informational seminar, which is now available online. Surgical Weight Loss surgeons perform laparoscopic and robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band procedures and gastric sleeve procedures. The center also provides many patient-oriented services, including a preoperative information seminar on bariatric surgery, several patient support groups, and access to trained psychologists and nutritionists. Learn More >>
The Colon and Rectal Surgery Program at Vanderbilt is the fastest growing colon and rectal surgery practice in middle Tennessee. Surgeons treat the full-spectrum of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, working collaboratively with a team of gastroenterologists, endoscopists and experts from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Colon and Rectal Surgery Program also initiated and coordinates the Hereditary Colon Cancer Registry, which gathers critical information on patients and their family members who have either had colorectal cancer or are at risk of developing the disease. This registry enables physicians and surgeons to better understand the nature of hereditary colorectal cancer, ultimately leading to improved treatment options. Learn More >>
The Vanderbilt Pancreas Center, a multidisciplinary team of national and international experts in general surgery, surgical oncology, gastroenterology and medical oncology, work together to coordinate the best treatments and interventions for patients with complicated pancreatic conditions. These pancreatic diseases include inflammatory disorders such as chronic pancreatitis along with malignant and pre-malignant diseases such as pancreatic cancer, cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Learn More>>