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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

271 Ratings

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Colon Surgery, Colon and Rectal Cancer, 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


  • 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

4.6 out of 5

271 Ratings

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Sacrococcygeal Region; Oophoritis; Xanthomatosis; Sigmoid Diseases; Intestinal Obstruction
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Contact Information

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


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Recent Publications

Educational priorities of students in the entrustable professional activity era. Strowd RE, McBride A, Goforth J, Cristiano J, Hartman N, Waters G, Beardsley J, Johnson JE, Askew K.. Clin Teach. 2017;():.

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

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

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Gregory S. Waters, M.D.271 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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The associate doctor Brian answered all my questions before Dr. Waters entered the exam room. between the two of them they elevated my fears about my questionablepathological report. A procedure was done while I was there and an MRI schuled the following week. I was very impressed with both doctors. Dr. Waters tried to find me a surgery date but did not have anything for more than ten weeks out. He seemed distressed that he could not work out a time sooner than that. He assured me that he could take care of my needs.


Dr. Waters was exceptional in his bedside manner and explanations.


I loved my visit with Dr. Waters and with his PA, they were both very friendly and had me at ease within the first few minutes of the visit.


Dr. Waters eased my mind about the condition and when I asked if I needed additional services, he was extremely informative and made my decision very easy Very nice physician and very capable.


no bad expeience


answered all my questions to my satisfaction


Dr. Waters is a gifted surgeon with a FANTASTIC bed side demeanor.


*Dr. Waters went out his way to get me on the surgery schedule. It was very kind of him.


I am very grateful that Dr. Waters agreed to see me on short notice


Dr. Waters was exceptionally friendly and informative. Answered all my questions and responded to concerns in a caring and sympathetic manner. Very happy with him as my health care provider. Have already recommended him to others.


Excellent experience


I was extremely impressed with Dr. Waters


I've already recommended Dr. Waters to others with similar medical issues.


Dr Waters is highly recommended by many in the industry, even from competing organizations. That comes as a comfort for this type of procedure.


Dr Waters has an impeccable reputation of success.


verry good.


time with provider to short


all confidence in Dr. Waters, excellent, brilliant and thoughtful of patient!


Dr. Waters is AWESOME. He cares about his patients and he spent as much time with me as needed until I had no more questions. Dr. Peacock as well.




I have already recommended Dr. Waters to a co-worker. They will be contacting him shortly. Amazing provider and very easy to talk with.


Dr Waters bedside manner, surgery and post-op care is unparalleled in excellence!


This was my first time seeing *Dr. Waters, *Dr. Ball did my surgery. I liked *Dr. Waters very much. They was easy to look to and very thorough and caring.


It was a very positive experience. Both my wife and I felt extremely well taken care of.


Travel to these care providers and their staff for their true knowledge and concern.


Dr. Waters provided excellent care especially considering this was my first visit too his office.

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