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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

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

4.6 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

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

4.6 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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Patient Comments

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*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.


The very best, I always know they will give me the best care available.


First time I had appointment with *Dr. Waters. Very impressed.


Very happy with my visit and the understanding care provided.


Everything was explained to us for us to understand.


We felt confident in *Dr. Waters abilities from start to finish - excellent experience.


Dr. Waters is an excellent provider. one of the best I have seen in years. he was very kind, patient and took time to help me figure out the best options for me personally.


Dr. Waters and his staff were very kind and caring. He was very detailed regarding my upcoming procedure as well as suggestions for future success.


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

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