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Steven C. Gross, MD, FACS

Dr. Steven Gross, originally from Iowa, earned his undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University (Go Monarchs!) and medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed both his surgical residency and a two-year postgraduate cancer research fellowship at The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center while at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). Dr. Gross finished fellowships in Esophageal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Oregon Clinic in Portland, Oregon.  He did research on Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) with USGI Medical.

Following private practice in Asheville, NC, Dr. Steve Gross returned to the Piedmont and joined Central Carolina Surgery in 2007. He practices a broad range of general surgery with a particular interest in advanced minimally invasive, robotic, single site, TEM, and endoscopic approaches to diseases of the digestive tract and abdomen.  He is a proponent of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols, which promote less pain and quicker healing for patients after surgery.  Along with other surgery partners, Dr Gross has worked on Colon Task Force & Gastrointestinal Interest Group to help standardize treatment & improve outcomes in patient care.

He focuses on surgical treatment of diseases such as:

  • Esophageal & Stomach disease
    • Hiatal hernia 
    • GERD / reflux
    • Achalasia
    • Ulcer surgery
    • Reoperative reconstruction 
  • Colorectal disease
    • diverticulitis
    • rectal prolapse
    • colon & rectal polyps
    • inflammatory bowel disease
    • proctocolectomy & Ileal J pouch reconstruction
    • parastomal hernia repair
    • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
  • Colorectal cancer:
    • laparoscopic & robotic resections
    • intracorporeal anastomosis
    • sphincter-sparing surgery
  • Intra-abdominal tumor care:
    • gastro-intestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
    • adrenal tumors
    • splenectomy
    • carcinoid tumors
  • Anorectal disease
    • hemorrhoids
    • anal fissure
    • anal fistula
  • Hernia repair
  • Gallbladder disease