Learn more about the major programs within the University of Maryland Division of General and Surgical Oncology, including general/GI surgery, hernia surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology.
University of Maryland Division of General and Oncologic Surgery is nationally known for performing state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures for a wide array of conditions. These include disorders of the endocrine system and gastrointestinal tract, as well as hernia repair, bariatric surgery and much more. We also participate in the comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation and therapy of a range of cancers.
Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgery -- also referred to as laparoscopic, videoscopic or "keyhole" surgery -- which we use for most operations. This requires smaller incisions than traditional surgery, making the operations safer and reducing hospital stays and recovery times as well.
Surgeries are performed in the University of Maryland Medical Center's Operating Room of the Future, which is widely considered to be one of the nation's most technically advanced surgical facilities.
Below is a list of our major programs. Click on any of the links for more information.
University of Maryland General Surgeons treat an array of diseases, including disorders of the endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract and hepatobiliary tree, and participate in the comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation and therapy of a range of cancers. Many of the state's first laparoscopic procedures were performed by UM General Surgeons, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, pelvic lymph node dissection, vagotomy (also first in the U.S.), thoracoscopic lung resection, hernia repair, colon resection, splenectomy and nephrectomy.
Below is a list of some of the conditions we treat. Click on any of the links for more information.
- Endocrine disorders
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Surgical infections
- Severe soft tissue and abdominal wall infections
- Solid tumor cancer
- Primary neoplasms of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and rectum
- Gastrointestinal tumors
- Primary and metastatic liver tumors
- Melanoma and sarcoma
- Benign and malignant diseases of the biliary tract
- Diseases of the breast
- Benign and malignant diseases of the pancreas
- Perianal disease
- Enterocutaneous fistula