The University of Maryland Medical Center 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.

Major Programs

Conditions Treated

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.

  • Endocrine disorders
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Endocrine hypertension
    • Benign and malignant adrenal tumors
    • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
    • Hormonal and metabolic responses to surgery and infection
  • Gastrointestinal disease
    • Peptic (Gastric) ulcer disease
    • Hiatal hernia
    • Infectious diseases of the colon and rectum
    • Reflux esophagitis
    • Barrett’s esophagus
    • Radiation bowel injury
    • Primary neoplasms of the stomach, small bowel, colon and rectum
    • Achalasia
    • Inflammatory bowel disease and continent reconstruction
  • 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
    • Pancreatic neoplasms
    • Pancreatitis and its complications
    • Benign and malignant functioning tumors of the pancreas
  • Perianal disease
  • Enterocutaneous fistula

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.

Contact Us

If you would like to make an appointment or talk to someone about our services, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).