General Surgery

Dr. Phillip P. Shadduck

As a board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Phillip P. Shadduck routinely performs abdominal/gastrointestinal (GI), hernia, and endocrine surgeries. Dr. Shadduck also serves on the NCSH Peer Review Committee (Chair) and Medical Executive Committee (MEC).

In addition to his extensive surgical experience, Dr. Shadduck has published more than 50 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He was Editor of the book “Ethics of Surgical Innovation.” Currently, he serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Hernia, Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons, and Surgical Endoscopy. He has also delivered more than 100 lectures nationally and internationally.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Shadduck graduated from UC Riverside (Phi Beta Kappa) and he earned his medical degree at UCLA (Summa Cum Laude). Following, he relocated to the east coast to complete his internship, residency, and research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Shadduck has upwards of 20 years of experience in diagnosing and treating conditions of the abdomen and GI tract, breast and endocrine system, and various types of hernias. Some of the issues he treats and surgically repairs include:

  • Diseases of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, and large bowel
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Femoral hernias
  • Ventral/incisional hernias
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Benign and malignant breast disease
  • Diseases of the adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands
  • Gallstones
  • Colon cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • GERD

His surgical training and experience enable Dr. Shadduck to perform several advanced surgical procedures, which include minimally invasive (laparoscopic):

  • Abdominal wall repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon and small bowel surgery
  • Solid organ surgery
  • Treatment of acid reflux and hiatal hernia repair

Dr. Shadduck is a global volunteer, donating his time and expertise (including conducting medical missionary work) in Central America and elsewhere. He has also provided minimally-invasive surgical training on three continents.


  • Undergraduate education: University of California, Riverside (Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Graduate education: University of California, Los Angeles (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center


  • American College of Surgeons
  • Americas Hernia Society
  • Chinese Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Christian Academic Surgeons
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • North Carolina Surgical Association
  • Romanian Society of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecology
  • Sabiston Surgical Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Request an appointment with Dr. Shadduck. Or, call us at (919) 281-1723 or (919) 220-5255 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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