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, MD 

Katherine Morgan, M.D.

Chief & Professor of Surgery
Clinical Director of the Islet Transplant Program

David B Adams, MD 

David B. Adams, M.D. 

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

T Karl Byrne, MD 

T. Karl Byrne, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Colston Edgerton, MD 

Colston Edgerton, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

William Lancaster, MD 

William Lancaster, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Medical Director of the CCT

Rana Pullatt, MD 

Rana Pullatt, M.D. MS MRCS

Professor of Surgery 
Director of Robotic Surgery MUSC
Director of Bariatric Surgery VISN-7

Research Faculty

Hongjun Wang, PhD 

Hongjun Wang, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery