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 (47 Ratings, 23 Comments)

Expertise

  • 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

Education

  • 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

Biography

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.

Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Surgery

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (47 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.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed my visits with Hunter and his staff there. just really good and the answer any questions that I need, so I just Would recommend him to anybody. So thank you very much.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    In conversation with Dr. Hunter, he is very open and approachable, explained very clearly what was going to happen, had a good sense of humor, and he followed through on what he said he was going to do. He called me in the evening after surgery and checked in with me to see how I was doing and ordered some pain medication. So had a very good experience with him.

  • Oct 19, 2018

    Very professional.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Dr Hunter is one in a million-an excellent doctor but also a superhuman being. We are privileged to have him as our doctor!

  • Sep 14, 2018

    Doctor Hunter and his team are very professional and make you feel like they ha e all the time in the world for you. I have complete confidence in Doctor Hunter. He is very warm and personable and always has a smile. He is the best!

  • Aug 21, 2018

    I'm really happy with my doctor. I would give him to anybody that tells him he's a good person. Thank you for helping me and thank you for the things you're doing for me. God bless you. Thank you.

  • Aug 21, 2018

    For me, the team was exceptional. They are effective people in what they do. For me, they are a great team. They are very pleasant and professional. I love them.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Awesome

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Wonderful.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    I was there for surgery and was treated very professionally by each person from my initial appointment, hospital stay to my last follow up appointment. Everyone was very personable.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    I was more than pleased at having the appointment with Dr. Hunter. He was very thorough and answered my questions and told me how to go forward and I think he's wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Jul 14, 2018

    I had a very good experience when I was in the hospital. It was a wonderful experience. God bless you. I am very grateful.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    They made me feel like they care and not just another patient. Great job

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