4 Stars for Book Edited by Dr. Shadduck!

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Dr. Shadduck served as a book editor recently for The Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.  The book,  The SAGES Manual Ethics of Surgical Innovation, was published in May 2016, and it was recently reviewed by a Publisher’s Club Book Review, receiving a score of 93 (out of 100) and a 4-star rating (out of 4).

Doody’s Book Reviews™ evaluates books and electronic products across a wide range of clinical specialty areas in Basic Science, Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and Other Disciplines.

Our General Surgery providers currently see patients at four locations in the Triangle: Durham, Southpoint, Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest.  Call the team directly at (919) 281-1699 to schedule an appointment!

NC Specialty Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating from Medicare!

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Medicare has released a snapshot from its Hospital Star Rating System, which rates hospitals based on 62 quality measures.  The release reveals that only 2 percent of the 4,599 hospitals in the database got five stars for the last year.  Twenty percent got four and 39 percent got three.  About 3 percent got only a single star.  North Carolina Specialty Hospital (NCSH) is in the 2 percent that got 5 stars!!

Triangle Orthopaedics jointly owns the North Carolina Specialty Hospital.  As a privately owned medical facility, it provides individualized attention to each and every patient it serves.  Conveniently located at 3916 Ben Franklin Blvd, in Durham, North Carolina, it is across the street from the Durham office of Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.  Many TOA specialties work with NCSH, including Triangle Breast Care, TOA Surgical Specialists, Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina, and Wound Care, in addition to Orthopaedics. All of our current Bundled Payment programs include NC Specialty Hospital.

Related: Wound Care Named 2015 Center of Distinction

New General Surgeon: Welcome, Dr. Alan Chap!

Copy of 2016 TOA Social Media Post (1)We are excited to expand our General Surgery services to Wake County! Dr. Alan Chap will be seeing patients in our Wake Forest office as well as Durham.  Dr. Chap treats illnesses in the following areas:

• Abdominal Surgery – for diseases of the gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, and large bowel

• Breast Surgery – for benign and malignant breast diseases

• Hernia Surgery – for inguinal, femoral, ventral/incisional, and other hernias

• Anorectal Surgery – hemmorhoids, anal fissures, abscesses, fistulas and anal warts.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chap, call our Surgical Specialists: 919-281-1699.

Referring physicians are welcome to use our online web referral form.


Dr. Shadduck Presents with Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons at Summit

Dr. Phillip Shadduck is in Hawaii this week with the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.  As part of their educational mission, SLS is holding the AsianAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit on Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery, which includes courses led by Dr. Shadduck at Tripler Army Hospital as well as the University of Hawaii.  Dr. Shadduck and other leader in minimally invasive surgery shared techniques aimed at improving patient outcomes.

Dr. Shadduck was appointed to the SLS Board of Directors in 2012, and now serves as its Vice President.  He serves on the editorial board for the SLS publication Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (JSLS.)  Dr. Shadduck will be traveling with SLS this year at other events as well.

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Recently, Dr. Shadduck has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Chinese Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CMJIS), for a four year term (2015-2018). The CJMIS is the premier minimally invasive surgery journal for general and gynecologic surgery in China. He also serves as a reviewer for Surgical Endoscopy, the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (JSLS), and the journal Hernia.

Dr. Shadduck contributes to multiple publications; he has published a number of scientific articles and book chapters and currently serves on several editorial boards in addition to JSLS: Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgical Endoscopy, and the journal Hernia. He also serves in leadership positions with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Shadduck has nearly 20 years experience treating illnesses in the following areas, which he treats at Triangle Orthopaedics:

• Abdominal surgery – for diseases of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, and large bowel
• Breast surgery – for benign and malignant breast disease
• Endocrine surgery – for diseases of the adrenal, parathyroid and thyroid glands
• Hernia surgery – for inguinal, femoral, ventral/incisional, diaphragmatic, and other hernias

As they share on their website, SLS is the largest Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Society in North America and perhaps worldwide with over 6000 active members. Many Laparoscopic and MIS specialties are represented; the main three are Surgical Endoscopy, Gyn Laparoscopy, and Endourology. SLS’ focus is multispecialty, providing a multidisciplinary education by giving a comprehensive view that is more inline with better physician orientation and patient outcome.

Please Join us in welcoming the newest member of our team!


Join us in welcoming Dr. David Pilati,MD, to our surgery team!  He will be seeing patients at our Clayton location and Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina located in Cary, a Division of Triangle Orthopaedics.

Prior to joining Bariatric Specialists of NC in 2015, Dr. Pilati was a partner at Premier Surgical Associates in Raleigh and Cary Surgical Specialists.

Dr. Pilati routinely performs advanced laparoscopic procedures for the abdomen and colon, gallbladder surgery, hernia repairs, as well as adolescent general surgery.

To see Dr. David Pilati, MD, please contact us at 919-234-4468.