Foregut Surgery

General Surgery and Surgical Oncology

The section of foregut surgery within the department of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville focuses on the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of several medical conditions related to the esophagus, stomach and the upper gastrointestinal tract including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal hernia, achalasia, and gastroparesis.

Patient Care

At UF, our patients are at the center of everything we do. Our goal is to provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a caring environment. To provide this high level of quality care and the best health outcomes for our patients, our surgeons, nurses and support staff work together to meet individual needs. We work in conjunction with the division of gastroenterology to provide most up to date treatment to our patients.

Surgical Expertise

Our patients can rely on the expertise of our surgeons — developed by years of training and experience performing complicated surgeries. As a part of a leading academic medical institution, our care teams also offer patients the most advanced surgical techniques and a high level of experience with minimally invasive approaches, such as robotic and laparoscopic surgery.


To better serve all of our patients, UF physicians are dedicated to finding innovative treatments through research. This commitment to moving medicine forward has brought advancements in surgical techniques and positive outcomes for those in our care. We will continue to collaborate with researches from other leading academic centers around the nation to advance foregut surgery and offer patients restored health and promising tomorrows.


Our UF physicians also make an impact beyond the operating room. An important aspect of their work at our academic medical center is the education of future health care professionals. By training medical residents and physicians learning a specialty in a medical fellowship, our knowledgeable doctors are sharing the wisdom they have learned throughout their careers to help guide and mentor tomorrow’s top surgeons.


Ruchir Puri, MBBS (MD), MS, FACS

Ruchir Puri, MBBS (MD), MS, FACS

Associate Professor
Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Associate Program Director, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville section of foregut surgery, please contact:


Section of foregut surgery
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
653 West 8th Street
3rd Floor, Faculty Clinic
Jacksonville, FL 32209