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Faera L. Byerly, MD, FACS


Dr. Byerly is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery.  Dr. Byerly focuses on providing surgical cancer treatment and management, including breast cancer, melanoma, and gastrointestinal malignancies.  She is a member of the Breast Care Alliance, the multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic at ConeHealth. She is also the Director of Gastrointestinal Malignancy at Cone Health Cancer Center.

Dr. Byerly offers numerous surgical treatment options for her patients, comprising:

  • breast cancer treatment including
    • Nipple-Sparing mastectomy
    • Hidden Scar lumpectomy
  • biliary tract cancer treatment, comprising:
    • bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) treatment
    • gallbladder cancer treatment
  • colon cancer treatment, comprising:
    • laparoscopic procedures
    • robotic approaches
  • duodenal mass and cancer treatment
  • intra-abdominal tumor care:
    • carcinoid tumors
    • gastro-intestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
    • Sarcomas
  • liver cancer treatment, comprising:
    • partial hepatectomy procedures
  • melanoma/skin cancer surgical treatment
  • pancreatic cancer treatments, comprising:
    • Whipple procedures
    • laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy procedures
  • splenic disorders treatment
  • stomach cancer treatment / gastric cancer treatment

Dr. Byerly offers her patients minimally-invasive surgical procedures, comprising laparoscopic surgery procedures and/or robotic surgery procedures, when feasible.

Board Certified Surgeon

  • Board-Certified Critical Care Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery, December 8, 2008
  • Board-Certified General Surgeon by the American Board of Surgery, December 8, 2008


  • Surgical Oncology Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-2009
  • Administrative Chief Resident, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2008
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, UNC Healthcare, 2005-2006
  • Research Fellow, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, 2004-2005
  • General Surgery Resident, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002-2004, 2006-2008
  • Surgical Intern – Orthopaedics, New England Medical Center, Boston MA, 2002
  • MD, with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001
  • BS, Chemistry and Biochemistry – North Carolina State University, 1997, Valedictorian


Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
    • Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology (FSSO)
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA)
  • North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)
  • Nathan A. Womack Society