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Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Surgery


Surgeons at The University of Kansas Hospital are recognized leaders in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) or digestive system disorders that affect:

  • Bowels
  • Colon
  • Gall bladder
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Rectum
  • Stomach
  • Related organs and systems

Patients and referring physicians from across the country seek the expertise of our GI surgeons. They offer a range of subspecialties not available anywhere else in the region.

As a patient, you'll receive the most advanced treatment options available. Our surgeons have been performing and refining minimally invasive GI surgery since the early 1980s. They were among the first members of the Minimally Invasive Robotic International Association.

Minimally invasive GI surgery uses a tiny camera and long, thin surgical instruments that are inserted through very small incisions. Patients benefit from having less pain, shorter hospitalization, faster recoveries and smaller scars.

Some of the world’s leading robotic technology is used at The University of Kansas Hospital. The da Vinci® Surgical System enables our surgeons to perform minimally invasive GI and pancreatic surgery with greater efficiency and precision than ever before.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.