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Michael Williford, MD, FACS

Michael Williford, MD, FACS

General and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

accepting new patients

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Locations

General Surgery - East Raleigh

WakeMed Raleigh Campus Andrews Center
3024 New Bern Avenue, Suite 102
Raleigh , NC 27610

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Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
General Surgery - East Raleigh

Cary Hospital

1900 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary , NC 27518

Cary Hospital

Raleigh Campus

3000 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh , NC 27610

Raleigh Campus

General Surgery - Oberlin

505 Oberlin Road
Suite 250
Raleigh , NC 27605

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Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
General Surgery - Oberlin

General Surgery - Cary

210 Ashville Avenue
Suite 225
Cary , NC 27518

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Monday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Thursday
7:45am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
General Surgery - Cary

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss - Cary

210 Ashville Avenue
Suite 205
Cary , NC 27518

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Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss - Cary

Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss - Oberlin

505 Oberlin Road
Suite 250
Raleigh , NC 27605

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Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss - Oberlin

About Me

Dr. Michael Williford is a board-certified general surgery physician with clinical interests in general and minimally invasive surgery. He incorporates endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic techniques to address diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, biliary system and solid organs. Dr. Williford is also interested in performing bariatric surgery and repairing abdominal wall hernias using both advanced laparoscopic and robotic techniques. One of Dr. Williford’s passions is education, and he enjoys incorporating the teaching of students and residents into his clinical practice. His most recent areas of research interest include surgeon wellness, biliary disease and bariatrics. Dr. Williford earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Williford completed his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Dr. Williford understands that he frequently meets patients at a point of vulnerability, and that it is normal to have questions and apprehensions. He strives to approach all patients with respect, patience, and humility, and desires to be both an advocate for them and a trusted resource. Dr. Williford is devoted to the wellbeing of his patients and works faithfully to ensure that they have the best possible experience throughout the surgical process. Outside of work, Dr. Williford enjoys running, spending quality time with his wife and two daughters, participating in his church and looking for ways to serve the larger community.

Education

Residency:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (General Surgery)

Fellowship:
Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Certifications:
American Board of Surgery

Medical School:
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Undergraduate:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (Biomedical Engineering)

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(100 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

46 Reviews

09/25/2023

Dr Wiliford's compassion and knowledge. He made me feel confident everything was going to be ok

09/17/2023

Both MD and nurse were exceptional!!

09/16/2023

Dr. Williford was a pleasure to talk with .

08/07/2023

Best service you can get in a doctors office. He was professional and amazingly sweet and well as soha. Wish you the best as you shadow Dr. Michael. He was one of the most pleasant and honest doctors I have ever met!

08/21/2023

The entire visit!

08/21/2023

Dr Williford understood my problem exactly!

08/18/2023

Dr. Williford addressed questions and concerns I had beyond just that of his surgical involvement in my care during and after admittance to WakeMed-Cary. He made me feel heard, validated, understood, at ease, and like I wasn’t alone in my experiences. He is very knowledgeable and experienced but also has great “bedside manners” and is very friendly and relatable. He made me feel cared about as a whole person and not just about my medical aspects.

08/15/2023

Everyone at Wake Med has always went above and beyond to treat me with respect and listening and explaining everything to me it's well worth the risk to drive from Goldsboro NC to be in great hands at Wake Medical center 100 percent satisfaction

07/29/2023

I had an emergency operation on a Saturday morning and I was pleased that Dr Williford was my surgeon. He is a very good surgeon and and was very informative, giving all the details and how he fixed my problem. He visited me every day in the hospital along with his two doctors (residents) . Dr Williford is a very caring doctor. I certainly would go to him again if needed and I have already given his name to friends

07/23/2023

Support for me. The fact that he had a trainee with him was very good.

06/27/2023

Dr. Williford was excellent and showed great importance in caring for me!

06/02/2023

Everything about my visit to the ER and subsequent surgery was outstanding. I must have interacted with at least 50 different staff and every single one of them was kind, professional and respectful.

06/02/2023

All the staff was amazing

06/11/2023

Dr Williford has super bedside manners

06/10/2023

The length of time it took to schedule my surgery

06/01/2023

Dr Williford exceeded my expectations. He was very courteous, explained the process and what to expect, kept my spouse informed and did a fantastic job with the procedure that I had performed. The after care was also detailed and explained to me the what & why. I highly recommend Dr Williford

05/30/2023

Dr Williford and his nurse Vaughn were so nice and approachable and thorough! The woman at the front desk was very helpful in getting some last minute records transferred.

05/30/2023

Everything! Starting with the check- in process everything was organized, professional, and friendly. The people were personable and made me feel at ease. I will feel confident and comfortable if I ever need to return to Wake Med - Cary for health care needs. Note: the hospital was clean in every aspect. Well done

05/30/2023

the hole experience was pleasurable { except for having to be thier to begin with } every one was fantastic

04/21/2023

Everything was Awesome and I really think that Dr.Willigord is an Amazing Doctor and he really cared about helping me with my Issue

04/20/2023

Everything was outstanding. The quality of care and the Doctors willingness to make sure I was being looked after and finding a cure to my problem was outstanding.

04/17/2023

The nurse who took my blood was excellent and thoughtful!!!

03/18/2023

Dr Williford is an excellent dr. Very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or my family.

03/18/2023

The thorough explanation of my procedure in a VERY communicable & respectful way. The thorough explanation of my situation in words & in graphical form was extremely professional & educative. Never talking down with scary medical jargons. He did & communicated his work on my situation in a very “human” and believable way.

03/10/2023

Extremely friendly and helpful while taking care of my needs. Very responsive and it felt like each member was trained the same way to provide the care I received.

02/07/2023

I have a very good experience with the doctor and staff

02/21/2023

My overall experience from start to finish

02/02/2023

The Doctor’s willingness to take time to fully explain and show me the CT scan results. This enabled me to better understand what had happened to me.

02/17/2023

Dr. Williford, his student doctor, and his nurse were all wonderful.

02/13/2023

I was there for a followup after surgery and still not feeling well. Dr Williford was so kind and really listened to me not like some doctors who rush you in and out

02/13/2023

Everything was outstanding

02/01/2023

The professionalism, care, time shown by Dr. Williford was exceptional and one of my best experiences with any surgeon.

12/31/2022

Management and team Work are Excellent

12/31/2022

Excellent and calming physician.

12/30/2022

Dr. Williford is superb! Thorough and caring.

12/26/2022

My whole visit was outstanding, I was very pleased!

12/23/2022

Dr. Williford is outstanding and I have the utmost respect for his knowledge understanding and treatment of me. An outstanding surgeon that has a strong heart and cares for his patients physical condition and also their mental health care issues.

12/22/2022

The doctor was outstanding. He listened and told me what we should do. He is very much on point with my situation.

12/17/2022

Everyone was very attentive. Thank you

11/16/2022

The nurse was great on answering questions and giving us information about lots of things

11/11/2022

Very good people skills. Very welcoming. Easy to talk to. Takes up time with you. Explains things in a manner to make it easy to understand. Good listener and caring spirit.

10/19/2023

Dr. Williford is an amazing doctor. He’s very genuine and made me feel comfortable during each visit and surgery.

10/17/2023

Really appreciate all the excellent care and service from the surgeon and the whole team for my [] years old mom. Thank you so much.

10/16/2023

The staff and the Doctor were excellent! The Dr was able to answer all of my questions in detail which reassured me of the care provided.

01/30/2023

The care overall

01/29/2023

The most important aspect of my relationships with my doctors is that we work as a team. Listening to the patients concerns and answering my questions is critical in a relationship.