Phillip P. Shadduck, MD, DrHC, FACS

Phillip P. Shadduck, MD, DrHC, FACS

General Surgery, GI & Hernia Surgery

Board Certified General Surgeon

Triangle Region

North Carolina Specialty Hospital

EmergeOrtho has partnered with North Carolina Specialty Hospital to provide General Surgery Specialists to better serve our patients.

Dr. Phillip P. Shadduck has served patients in the Triangle Region since 1993. He has an extensive history sharing his expertise in general surgery, GI and hernia surgery within the Triangle area and surrounding communities. He treats patients at Duke Regional Hospital, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Regional Surgical Associates, and North Carolina Specialty Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Shadduck has served in leadership positions at each of these institutions.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Shadduck earned his undergraduate and medical degrees in his native state of California. Upon completion of medical school at UCLA, he moved to the east coast where he completed his internship, residency, and research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Shadduck has upwards of 20 years of experience treating the following areas:

For diseases of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, and large bowel.

For inguinal, femoral, ventral/incisional, diaphragmatic, and other hernias.

For benign and malignant breast disease.

For diseases of the adrenal, parathyroid, and thyroid glands.

Dr. Shadduck has published more than 50 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He has served as editor of a book titled “Ethics of Surgical Innovation,” and currently serves on several editorial boards: Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Surgical Endoscopy, and Hernia. He also serves in leadership positions with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (President 2016-2017).


Combined with his research interests in abdominal, GI and hernia surgery, and medical device development, Dr. Shadduck’s clinical experience enables him to diagnose and treat various conditions, which include:

  • Gallbladder
  • Gallstones
  • Colon cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • GERD
  • Hiatal hernia

To address the conditions listed above, Dr. Shadduck utilizes innovative techniques to perform surgeries, which include:

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hernia repair (for several types of hernias)

Beyond the local and national levels, Dr. Shadduck has volunteered his time and expertise internationally, engaging in medical missionary work for numerous years in Central America. And, he has provided instruction about minimally-invasive surgical techniques 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 Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Request a consultation with Dr. Shadduck now. Or, call us at 919-281-1723 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.


2020 Articles:

Which Cholecystectomy Technique Would Surgeons Prefer on Themselves?

Lima DL, Lima RNCL, Dos Santos DC, Shadduck PP, Carvalho GL, Malcher F.

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2020 Dec;30(6):495-499. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000833.

PMID: 32675755.

Informed consent: a shared decision-making process that creates a new professional obligation for care.

Rawlings A, Sillin L, Shadduck P, McDonald M, Crookes P, MacFadyen B Jr, Mellinger J; and the SAGES Ethics Committee.

Surg Endosc. 2020 Nov;34(11):4713-4716. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07970-1. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

PMID: 32935149.

Survey of Social Media Use for Surgical Education During Covid-19

Laurentino Lima D, Nogueira Cordeiro Laurentino Lima R, Benevenuto D, Soares Raymundo T, Shadduck PP, Melo Bianchi J, Malcher F

JSLS. 2020 Oct-Dec;24(4):e2020.00072. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2020.00072.

PMID: 33447004

Ethical considerations for allocation of scarce resources and alterations in surgical care during a pandemic

Arthur Rawlings, Lea Brandt, Alberto Ferreres, Horacio Asbun, Phillip Shadduck.

Surg Endosc (2020).

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