Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Director Dr. Adam Beck explains treatment options to a patient with an aortic aneurysm, while diagramming the procedure on a hospital bed.

Bringing our patients the highest-quality clinical care

The UAB Department of Surgery is a high-volume tertiary referral center, performing more than 21,000 cases annually. Our expert faculty are committed to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care for our surgical patients. The department comprises the following eight divisions:

  • Acute Care Surgery: As the state’s only American College of Surgeons-designated Level 1 Trauma Center, our acute care surgery unit is one of the major treatment centers in the southeastern U.S. for traumatic injury.
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is widely known for its clinical and surgical excellence in adult cardiac surgery, transplant and mechanical circulatory support, adult and pediatric congenital heart surgery, and thoracic surgery.
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery: The gastrointestinal surgery faculty are nationally-recognized experts in the field of gastrointestinal surgery. The division boasts one of the highest-volume academic robotics programs in the country, and its bariatric surgery program is one of only 10 programs in Alabama accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
  • Pediatric Surgery: The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital of Alabama offers comprehensive general and specialized surgical treatment of a wide range of neonatal, pediatric and adolescent conditions. Our surgeons are all fellowship-trained specialists who are solely devoted to the care of pediatric conditions.
  • Plastic Surgery: The Division of Plastic Surgery provides a broad range of reconstructive and aesthetic services including microsurgery, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and craniofacial surgery. With locations at the main UAB campus, as well as Medical West in Bessemer and Mountain Brook Plastic Surgery Clinic, the division strives to provide state-of-the-art care in convenient locations.
  • Surgical Oncology: Our surgical oncology team provides personalized, comprehensive care for patients with a broad array of benign and malignant tumors. As members of the NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, our surgeons are knowledgeable about the latest cancer research.
  • Transplant: The UAB transplant surgery program is one of the busiest in the nation, performing kidney, liver, pancreas and islet cell transplants. With a 50-year history of transplant care, UAB ranks among national leaders in patient outcomes and in the number of transplants performed.
  • Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy: UAB is a regional referral center for complex vascular disorders. Our surgeons are trained in all forms of modern endovascular therapy and are focused on achieving optimal outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients.