Division of General Surgery


High-tech glasses, tested here by Julie Margenthaler, MD, left, and developed by radiologist Samuel Achilefu, PhD, may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which, labeled with a tumor-seeking contrast agent, glow blue when viewed through the eyewear.

General surgeons historically have performed a wide range of surgical procedures. As a trend toward specialization gained steam in the mid 1990s, our Division of General Surgery was divided into subsections: Acute and Critical Care, Colon and Rectal, Endocrine and Oncologic, Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal, Vascular, and Transplant — and in 2007, Minimally Invasive Surgery. Today, our surgeons contribute leading advances in all division subspecialties, and our residency is recognized as premier in its field.