If you are diagnosed with a medical condition that may require surgery, you want a caring, qualified surgeon. At UNC Medical Center, our surgeons are among the most experienced in the country, performing more than 30,000 surgical procedures annually. We always tailor the care you receive to your personal health needs and have an unwavering commitment to exceptional patient care for adults and children in North Carolina. We also serve as a surgical referral center for patients and physicians from throughout the United States and worldwide.
Internationally Renowned Surgeons
The surgeons at UNC Medical Center are recognized internationally as leaders in surgical care, providing a full complement of surgical subspecialties to our patients. Our specially trained surgeons take time to listen and thoroughly understand your unique health care needs, and collaborate to offer you the best possible outcomes. Our outstanding surgical nurses, anesthesiologists and staff provide care to our patients, with the highest level of skill, efficiency and compassion.
Surgical Services & Treatments
At UNC Medical Center, we offer the full spectrum of surgical care and specialize in the most complicated illness and conditions. Some medical conditions require a minor surgical procedure, which can be performed in an outpatient setting, while others may require hospitalization and the use of special equipment. Many of our procedures are minimally invasive, which means faster recovery and less pain and scarring for you. Our broad range of services includes the following areas:
o Liver Transplantation
o Kidney Transplantation
o Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation
o Adult and Pediatric Burn Care
o Reconstructive Surgery of Hands and Face
o Wound Care
o Adult and Pediatric Heart Surgery
o Heart Transplantation
o Lung Transplantation
o Esophageal Surgery
o Lung Cancer Surgery
o Heart and Lung Transplantation
o Benign Lung Surgery
o Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
o Hernia Surgery
o Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis
o Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
o Breast Reconstruction
o Burn Reconstruction
o Facial Trauma
o Pediatric and Craniofacial Surgery
o Hand Surgery
o Breast Cancer
o Colon and Rectal Cancers
o Endocrine Surgery
o Metastatic Liver Tumors
o Pancreatic Cancer
UNC Medical Center is equipped with more than 40 operating rooms at four different locations to provide both inpatient and outpatient surgical care. These operating rooms use innovative technologies and techniques to support improved patient outcomes including:
- Robotic-assisted surgery: enables surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control.
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: a hybrid procedure with the latest and most innovative cardiac imaging and surgical equipment for patient populations that are not able to have traditional surgery to repair damaged valves.
- Simulation lab: where we train physicians from all over the world in the latest surgical techniques.
A Personalized Approach to Care
At UNC Medical Center, you’re always at the center of care. Your surgeon will provide you with a treatment plan that’s tailored to you and backed by the expertise, resources and groundbreaking techniques available only at an academic medical center. You’ll start with a comprehensive evaluation that allows us to get to know you and your family, learn about your medical condition, and ask about your treatment goals and health care wishes. You’ll find immediate support from every member of our team. And we’ll stay with you long after your surgery to provide expert follow-up care.
It often is helpful to bring a family member or friend with you to your first visit as another "pair of ears" to listen to the information shared and responses to your questions by our doctors and nurses. Many patients also bring along a notebook to jot down notes that will help them recall important points in the conversation or special instructions once they have left the office.