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Clinical Specialties

Duke surgeons perform a hand transplant

Photo: In May 2016, Duke surgeons performed the first hand transplant in North Carolina in a highly complex, 12-hour procedure led by Linda Cendales, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Credit: Shawn Rocco)

Providing the Best in Clinical Care

Duke Surgery's clinical divisions provide a full range of surgical services, from general surgery to the most complex procedures, including experimental and highly specialized treatments offered at only a few medical centers nationwide.

Abdominal Transplant Surgery

The Duke Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery offers expert treatment and surgical care in kidney, liver, small bowel, and hand transplantation.

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Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Duke Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery has an experienced team of gastrointestinal and oncologic surgeons  that provide a wide range of surgical services from the very basic to the most complex procedures.

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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Duke Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery provides excellent results and leads national and international efforts to develop new treatments for patients with diseases within the chest, including heart disease, lung disease, aneurysms of the great vessels, and disorders of the esophagus. We have a large team of devoted faculty, nursing, and ancillary staff who are committed to excellence.

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Emergency Medicine

Duke’s Emergency Department serves as a tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center to patients in North Carolina and surrounding states. We have provided care to patients since 1945 and, with a new state-of-the-art and expanded facility that opened in April 2007, the ED is now equipped to treat over 90,000 patients a year.

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Hand Surgery

The hand specialists at Duke Orthopaedics and Duke Plastic Surgery are committed to eliminating symptoms due to all causes of hand pain and discomfort.

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Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

The Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery specializes in minimally invasive general and weight loss surgery. Our comprehensive evaluation, pre-surgical education, and post-surgical support ensures that patients achieve their weight loss goals.

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Pediatric General Surgery

The Duke Division of Pediatric General Surgery provides surgical care for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of general and thoracic disorders in children including congenital malformations, endocrine disorders, tumors, injuries, and various acquired conditions.

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Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery

The Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery provides comprehensive, personalized surgical treatment for congenital as well as acquired deformities.

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Trauma and Critical Care Surgery

The Duke Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery provides high-quality surgical care for adult and pediatric patients in Duke's certified Level I Trauma Center.

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The Duke Division of Urology's multidisciplinary team provides compassionate, state-of-the-art medical and surgical care in all areas of adult and pediatric urology.

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Vascular Surgery

The Duke Division of Vascular Surgery provides cutting-edge technologies for adult and pediatric patients with vascular disease and vein disorders.

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