The largest division within the Department of Surgery, the Division of General Surgery encompasses expertise in several areas of general surgery concerned with the care of abdominal disorders involving emergency general surgery, advanced laparoscopy, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, and esophageal and pancreatic procedures. The Division of General Surgery at Vanderbilt is committed to providing medical students, residents and fellows with a wide array of surgical training including laparoscopic and open general surgery procedures in the treatment of morbid obesity, gastroesophageal  reflux disease, pancreatic and biliary diseases, hernias and colorectal diseases with the focus of providing the best in patient care.

Matthew Drake Spann, MD, MMHC, FACS
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery