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Fowler, Wyatt Charles, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.89 out of 5 | 118 reviews
Complex General Surgical Oncology | General Surgery
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (GI & HPB)
(980) 302-6300
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Patient Comments 5 reviews
December 22, 2020
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Fowler. He performed my hernia surgery 20 years ago, and he was an excellent surgeon then as I'm sure he is now also. He was very gracious and spent a lot of time reviewing my current condition as well as thoroughly going over my cat scan that was done at another medical facility. He was very confident when making my diagnosis and gave me much comfort as he explained everything in detail. Very impressive. I would definitely without any hesitation let him take care of my surgical needs if it comes to that.
-Patient in KERSHAW, SC

October 25, 2020
dr actually listened to me and recommended another test that finally found what's been causing some of my problems. he actually cares about the patient
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

October 05, 2020
*Dr. Fowler is a great surgeon and a compassionate & caring physician.

September 22, 2020
This was, quite literally, the best explanation of a planned procedure I've ever had. My questions were limited simply by Dr. Fowler's absolute thoroughness in explaining my surgical options, risks, possible negative effects, and likely clinical course. Very well done.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, NC

September 22, 2020
Very good with explanations and decisions I will need to make now & in the future.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (GI & HPB)
(980) 302-6300

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Medical School:
Wake Forest University

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center 1990

Fox Chase Cancer Center 1992

Board Certifications:
General Surgery

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I am a surgical oncologist with a subspeciality in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB), gastric and esophageal surgery. My goal is to have the skill set, knowledge, experience and compassion to heal or comfort all the patients who I am given the honor and responsibility to serve.

Much of my free time is spent learning or improving robotic-assisted and other surgical techniques used to treat cancers of the upper GI tract, liver and pancreas and deliver the best possible patient care. I also stay up-to-date with HPB trends through my memberships in the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons and the Mecklenburg County Medical Society.

Outside of surgery, I have worked for decades on advancing therapies that promote faster, and more effective, recovery after surgery for cancer patients - everything from what you eat before surgery to pain control and therapy after surgery. All told, I have published nine articles in peer-reviewed journals and made multiple presentations across the country on my findings.

I was proud to serve my country as a physician in the United States Air Force and was honored with the Air Force Achievement Award in 1990. In 2009, I was named Physician of the Year by Novant Health. My peers recognize me each year with a Top Physician award sponsored by Charlotte Magazine, and I have been named to the Best Doctors of America list.

My wife and I have been married for more than 40 years. We made Charlotte our home in 1997. Together, we have two daughters and a grandson. I enjoy most sports, reading, working out, time with family and worship. I've participated on multiple medical missions to Haiti with faith-based groups, including Charlotte-based Bless Back Worldwide. I am also an outdoor enthusiast who likes to spend as much time on the water as possible.

Special Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

Gender: Male