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Gregory S. Waters, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

206 Ratings

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Rectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-0664
Department: 336-716-0547


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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1982
  • M.D., East Carolina University School of Medicine, 1990
  • Internship, Surgery, Med Coll Georgia Hsps/Clns, 1991
  • Residency, Surgery, Med Coll Georgia Hsps/Clns, 1997

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery


  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Winston-Salem Surgical Society
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S

NPI Number

  • 1003893629
Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

206 Ratings

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy; Colonic Neoplasms; Crohn Disease; Image Enhancement; Intestines
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0547 | Department: 336-716-0547


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Recent Publications

Effect of exparel TAP infiltration on postoperative outcomes in colorectal surgery [abstract]. Lagergren ER, Bourean C, Wells R, Jaffe D, Russell G, Waters GS, Bohl JL.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta (GA). 2016;():P190.

Xanthogranulomatous oophoritis presenting as an adnexal mass and bowel obstruction. A case report. Son J, Raetskaya-Solntseva O, Tirman PA, Waters GS, Kelly MG.. J Reprod Med. 2015;60(5-6):273-276.

Incidence and operative excision of presacral masses: an institutional analysis. Hiller DJ, Waters GS, Bohl JL.. Am Surg. 2015;81(12):1237-1239.

Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) helps select patients for transanal surgery for early rectal cancers and large polyps [abstract]. Lake A, Kundu S, Conway J, Evans J, Waters G, Bohl J, Mishra G.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013;108(Suppl 1):S163.

Preoperative magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) accurately identifies pathologic and surgically confirmed penetrating and obstructive complications of Crohn's disease [abstract]. Lynch S, Bloomfeld R, Mott R, Waters G, Childs D, Leyendecker J.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105(Suppl 1):S422.

MR enterography in the management of patients with Crohn disease. Leyendecker JR, Bloomfeld RS, DiSantis DJ, Waters GS, Mott R, Bechtold RE.. Radiographics. 2009;29(6):1827-1846.

An abscess in Crohn's disease identified by MR enterography that could not be diagnosed by CT scan [abstract]. Lynch S, Bloomfeld R, Leyendecker J, Waters G.. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009;104(Suppl 3):S357-S358.

Use of sentinel node mapping for cancer of the colon: 'to map or not to map'. Thomas KA, Lechner J, Shen P, Waters GS, Geisinger KR, Levine EA.. Am Surg. 2006;72(7):606-611.

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Associate Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Rectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.206 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP spoke using clear language
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Time CP spent with patient
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Patient Comments

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Dr. Waters gave me all the facts and options and allowed me to make the final decision regarding my care.


Dr. Waters is an excellent physician--very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. WF is fortunate to have him.


Dr. Waters was outstanding in every possible way. I had great confidence in his medical knowledge, surgical expertise, and ability to see the big picture.


Have also heard a lot of good things about Dr. Waters


Dr. Waters is absolutely terrific.


Dr. Waters and his group always gives me great care


Best doctor ever! Intelligent, compassionate, extremely busy, but ALWAYS responds to calls/emails. Trust him without measure.


Dr Waters is absolutely amazing. He treats his patients with the utmost respect, & handles all concerns with extreme care. I have not always had the best treatment from other doctors at Baptist, but this is not the case with Dr. Waters. I rest easy knowing that when I come in for care from him, I have nothing to worry about.


There is no one like Doctor Waters. What a kind, thoughtful, and caring doctor. He is always interested in my feelings, he explains the situation to me. When I leave his office I know I have received the best information available.


I felt very confident in the surgeon after talking with him . He explained everything where I understood him.


NO bad experiences with Dr Waters. He is an excellent doctor.


A very pleasant experience- everyone was very helpful and caring.


undoubtedly, Dr. Waters is a most excellent and caring surgeon for gastro surgeries!


Dr. Waters is an excellent surgeon.


I can't say enough good about Dr Waters. Other than being an excellent doctor, his personality and sweet spirit is remarkable. He puts the patient at ease, up front with questions, and gives honest answers. He really cares for his patients.


Dr Waters is an exceptional individual and excellent Doctor.


Feel very confident about the surgery.


Everyone was very courteous!


Dr. Waters did an outstanding job of making sure I understood my problem and what he recommended to fix it. Despite having a very full day, he took plenty of time with me and answered my questions patiently and thoroughly. I felt well cared for and left the office with great confidence that I was in the right place for the care I needed!


I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Waters and his staff.


Provider seem to speak of the surgery as a common occurrence instead of the effect the surgery would have on my individual health


My experience with your Hospital has been the best all the way around--every one has been great.


I have complete trust in this doctor.


There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Waters his staff and Baptist hospital.


Excellent doc & staff.


Dr. Waters was my surgeon in 2005 for this same problems and I requested to be treated by him again. I have complete confidence in his care and treatment.


best doctor I've ever had. Always makes sure I understand what is going on with my cancer and the treatment.


All good


I have exsteam confidence in Dr. Gregary Waters.

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