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Aurora Pryor Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Chief of Bariatric, Foregut and Advanced GI Surgery Division, Director of Bariatric/Metabolic Weight Loss Center and Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Surgery Renaissance School of Medicine

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Aurora Pryor's research is focused on advancing laparoscopic bariatric and upper GI surgery techniques and outcomes, and on use of new technology. She has performed more than 1,400 bariatric procedures among her over 3,000 surgical cases during the last 16 years. She is a regional expert in benign gastroesophageal diseases, including minimally invasive techniques for the management of reflux and swallowing disorders like complex revisional surgery. A nationally renowned scholar and researcher as well as surgeon, she holds patents for surgical technologies. Dr. Pryor is also the president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), a leading surgical society, representing and educating a global community of over 6,500 surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide.


  • Fellowship, Residency and MD, Duke University Hospital