John G. Hunter M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Professor of Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (53 Ratings, 23 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Digestive Health
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Digestive Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • General Surgery
  • GI Tract - Upper (includes esophagus, stomach, gallbladder and biliary system)
  • Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery


  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1981
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, University of Utah, 1987
  • Fellowship:

    • Laser and Endoscopic Surgery, University of Utah, 1984
    • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1988
    • Endoscopic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1988
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery 1988, recertified 1997, 2006


Dr. Hunter specializes in caring for patients with esophageal and gastrointestinal (digestive system) disease. He has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery and in treating esophageal and gastrointestinal diseases. In his spare time, Dr. Hunter enjoys spending time with his family. His kids' schedules keep him very busy. When he does get some time to himself, he enjoys reading, golfing, skiing and biking.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Surgery

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (53 Ratings, 23 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr. Hunter is the most caring, kind, knowledgeable surgeon you could meet.He has been a God send to us the past 8+ years

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Took time but was worth while waiting

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Hunter was great person, great doctor to talk to. He was quite clear and his explanation of what the surgery that I'm.... I have scheduled was all about. He's a very personable person. He looked me in the eye. He answered all my questions. He's the kind of doctor that I think everybody wishes they had. There ought to be a way to say I'm done.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Dr. Hunter listens...then answers every single question, no matter how ridiculous. He doesn't give me the feeling that I'm going to get shoved into a slot to get rid of me. Genuine human being.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Dr Hunter is an excellent doctor. He makes the patient feel as though you are his only patient. He has all the time in the world for you to answer all questions.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Very positive appointment. He explained 2 probable causes for my problem and gave me a prescription to help the situation.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Dr. Hunter and his staff, to a person, are extremely professional, helpful and kind. They take the time to explain in "patient English" each particular item we discuss, even drawing diagrams when things are rather difficult to understand. We are very thankful that we were guided to Dr. Hunter when [Name] was diagnosed with esophagael cancer and feel that without his expertise and experience the outcome could possibly have been different.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr Hunter is a very kind and knowledgeable man. He listens to your concerns and is very understanding. He makes you feel like he has all the time in the world for you and that you are his most important patient

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. Hunter is an extremely skilled surgeon but, more than that, he is a genuine, warm and caring person. He is someone I am honored to have met; someone who makes a difference in our world.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    I'm very impressed of us with his workmanship with his patients.

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