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Division of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery

The Division of GI 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, MD, BCh
Professor of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery
Thomas Curran M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Virgilio V. George, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery
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 Lancaster, M.D.
Assistant Professor of GI & Laparoscopic Surgery
William M. Rambo, MDWilliam M. Rambo, MD
Professor Emeritus
Hongjun Wang, PhD
Professor of Surgery

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Division of GI and Laparoscopic Surgery


MUSC, Strom Thurmond Building
114 Doughty Street
Charleston, SC 29425

843-792-7929 Appointment

843-876-0379 Office 

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