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GI and Laparoscopic Surgery


The Division of Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery provides the finest in patient care offering a full range of GI and laparoscopic surgical procedures and is recognized for its clinical and basic science research.

At MUSC, we specialize in the latest techniques requiring the most advanced skill sets.

  • Our hepatopancreatobiliary team works in close collaboration with the medical oncology team at the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, a national leader in cancers of the digestive system, including the colon, pancreas, liver, stomach, biliary tree and rectum.  
  • Our surgeons participate in ongoing research programs to expand the depth of GI, Laparoscopic and Robotic knowledge throughout the nation and continually improve techniques.
  • MUSC researchers received a $1.68 million National Institutes of Health grant to explore a better treatment for chronic pancreatitis.

In 2015, MUSC was named on of just 30 National Pancreas Foundation Centers across the country, and it’s the only NPF Center in South Carolina.  The NPF recognition is a way for patients with pancreatitis to find the best places to get treatment. MUSC’s digestive disease team also treats pancreatic cancer, which affects about 50,000 Americans each year.

Meet our faculty and learn about their areas of expertise.

Katherine Morgan, M.D. FACS
Chief, Division of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Clinical Director, Islet Transplant Program

David B. Adams, M.D.
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Thomas Karl Byrne, M.D., BCh
Professor of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery

Thomas Curran, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Virgilio V. George, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery

William Lancaster, M.D. 
Assistant Professor
Associate Medical Director of The Center for Cellular Therapy

Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell IV, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery

Rana C. Pullatt, M.D., MS, MRCS, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery
Director Robotic Surgery MUSC
Director Bariatric Surgery VISN-7

William M. Rambo, M.D.
Professor Emeritus

Hongjun Wang, PhD
Professor of Surgery