Dr. Wright is director of the UW Medicine Hernia Center at Northwest Hospital. He is also an integral part of the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Surgery…
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Patient Care Philosophy
My goal is to help patients maximize quality of life. This may take the form of using advanced technology to minimize pain and recovery after surgery. For example, laparoscopic hernia repair can reduce surgical risk while speeding recovery and return to work or a normal life. In more complex cases, this philosophy can take the form of coordinating care between surgery, nutrition and physical therapy to allow patients to regain physical function and overall health. Sometimes surgery is not the best option, and I hope to help guide patients through the complex decision-making that accompanies these difficult problems.
Soccer, skiing, reading, home improvement and woodworking.
Inguinal hernia; groin hernia; groin pain; ventral hernia; incisional hernia; umbilical hernia; epigastric hernia; hiatal hernia; hernia; gastroesophageal reflux disease; gastric cancer; stomach cancer; gastrointestinal stromal tumor; achalasia; swallowing problems; nutcracker esophagus; diffuse esophageal spasm; cholecystectomy; gallbladder removal; cholecystitis; cholelithiasis; endoscopy.
Surgical education; biomedical engineering; simulation; patient safety.
|Univ. of Louisville School of Medicine||Medical education||1998
|Univ. of Wisconsin @ Madison||Internship||Surgery||
|Univ. of Wisconsin @ Madison||Residency||Surgery||
|UW - Dept. of Critical Care Surgery||Fellowship||Minimally Invasive Surgery||
|American Board of Surgery||General Surgery||2006