Faculty

Gastrointestinal Surgery is a section within the Division of General Surgery of the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Surgeons within the section specialize in both routine and complex gastrointestinal surgical problems, including both benign and malignant conditions.

 Consultations are performed at The Kirklin Clinic and often involve collaborations with the divisions of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Radiology.

Surgical services offered include, but are not limited to the following diseases or disorders:

hawn

Mary T. Hawn, M.D.

Advanced laparoscopy, esophogeal reflux disease, hiatal and diaphragmatic hernia, achalasia, endoscopy, laparoscopic ventral and inguinal hernia repair 

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Jamie A. Cannon, M.D.

Minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal disorders and fecal incontinence

christein John D. Christein, M.D.

Pancreatic cancer clinical trials, chronic pancreatitis and islet cell transplantation, acute pancreatitis, biliary cancer and reconstruction after injury, liver cancer, laparoscopic liver and pancreas resections, obstructive jaundice

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Jayleen M. Grams, M.D.

Advanced laparoscopy, laparoscopic bariatric surgery, laparoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraesophageal and diaphragmatic hernias, endoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Clinical and basic research o metabolic syndrome.

morris

Melanie S. Morris, M.D.

Minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, anorectal disorders and fecal incontinence

porterfield

John R. Porterfield, M.D.

Endocrine, gastrointestinal disorders, minimal access parathyroidectomy, thyroidectomy, therapeutic neck dissections, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors, gall bladder disease and herniorrhaphy

stahl

Richard D. Stahl, M.D.

Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve and sleeve gastrectomy), minimally invasive abdominal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery