B. Todd Heniford, MD

B. Todd Heniford, MD

Chief - Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Co-Director – Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program
Director - Carolinas Hernia Center
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Prior Positions and Experience

2007-2011 Chief of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center
2002-2007 Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1998-2002 Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center
1996-1997 Fellowship, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1991-1992 Fellowship, University of Louisville
1989-1995 Residency, University of Louisville


MD: 1989, Medical University of South Carolina

Recent Publications

Blair LJ, Ross SW, Huntington CR, Watkins JD, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Computed tomographic measurements predict component separation in ventral hernia repair. J Surg Res. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26169031

Huntington CR, Wormer BA, Cox TC, Blair LJ, Lincourt AE, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Local anesthesia in open inguinal hernia repair improves postoperative quality of life compared to general anesthesia: a prospective, international study. Am Surg. 2015;81(7):704-9. PMID: 26140891

Blair LJ, Cox TC, Huntington CR, Ross SW, Kneisl JS, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Bone anchor fixation in abdominal wall reconstruction: a useful adjunct in suprapubic and para-iliac hernia repair. Am Surg. 2015;81(7):693-7. PMID: 26140889

Sola R, Avery MJ, FIscher PE, Christmas AB, Green JM, Heniford BT, Sing RF. Bariatric complications for the acute care surgeon: perforated marginal ulcer after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Am Surg. 2015;81(7):269-70. PMID: 26140872

Huntington CR, Cox TC, Blair LJ, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. Nationwide variation in outcomes and cost of laparoscopic procedures. Surg Endosc. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26139490

Blair LJ, Huntington CR, Cox TC, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Gersin KS, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. Risk factors for postoperative sepsis in laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26130133

Cox TC, Blair LJ, Huntington CR, Prasad T, Kercher KW, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. Laparoscopic versus open peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. Surg Endosc. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26092021

Huntington CR, Blair LJ, Cox TC, Prasad T, Kercher KW, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) two midnight rule: policy at odds with reality. Surg Endosc. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26092006

Cox TC, Huntington CR, Blair LJ, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Laparoscopic appendectomy and cholecystectomy versus open: a study in 1999 pregnant patients. Surg Endosc. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26091987

Bradley JF 3rd, Ross SW, Christmas AB, Fischer PE, Sachdev G, Heniford BT, Sing RF. Complications of bariatric surgery: the acute care surgeon's experience. Am J Surg. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26070377

Zemlyak A, Heniford BT, Sing RF. Diagnostic laparoscopy in the intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2015;30(5):297-302. PMID: 23761270

Wormer BA, Colavita PD, Yokeley WT, Bradley JF 3rd, Williams KB, Walters AL, Green JM, Heniford BT. Impact of implementing an electronic health record on surgical resident work flow, duty hours, and operative experience. Am Surg. 2015;81(2):172-7. PMID: 25642880

Ross SW, Oommen B, Wormer BA, Walters AL, Matthews BD, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. National outcomes of laparoscopic Heller myotomy: operative complications and risk factors for adverse events. Surg Endosc. 2015 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25588362

Ross SW, Oommen B, Kim M, Walters AL, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT. Tacks, staples, or suture: method of peritoneal closure in laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair effects early quality of life. Surg Endosc. 2015;29(7):1686-93. PMID: 25294540

Ross SW, Oommen B, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. Components separation in complex ventral hernia repair: surgical technique and post-operative outcomes. Surg TEchnol Int. 2014;24:167-77. PMID: 24700223

Williams KB, Belyansky I, Dacey KT, Yurko Y, Augenstein VA, Lincourt AE, Horton J, Kercher KW, Heniford BT. Impact of the establishment of a specialty hernia referral center. Surg Innov. 2014;21(6):572-9. PMID: 24733063

Kim M, Navarro F, Eruchalu CN, Augenstein VA, Heniford BT, Stefanidis D. Minimally invasive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for fundoplication failure offers excellent gastroesophageal reflux control. Am Surg. 2014;80(7):696-703. PMID: 24987903

Colavita PD, Belyansky I, Walters AL, Zemlyak AY, Lincourt AE, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. Umbilical hernia repair with mesh: identifying effectors of ideal outcomes. Am J Surg. 2014;208(3):342-9. PMID: 24793575

Ross SW, Oommen B, Kim M, Walters AL, Green JM, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. A little slower, but just as good: postgraduate year resident versus attending outcomes in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2014;28(11):3092-100. PMID: 24902819

Wormer BA, Dacey KT, Williams KB, Bradley JF 3rd, Walters AL, Augenstein VA, Stefanidis D, Heniford BT. The first nationwide evaluation of robotic general surgery: a regionalized, small but safe start. Surg Endosc. 2014;29(3):767-76. PMID: 24196549

Williams KB, Christmas AB, Heniford BT, Sing RF, Messick J. Arterial vs venous blood gas differences during hemorrhagic shock. World J Crit Care Med. 2014;3(2):55-60. PMCID: PMC4038813

Wormer BA, Swan RZ, Williams KB, Bradley JF 3rd, Walters AL, Augenstein VA, Martinie JB, Heniford BT. Outcomes of pancreatic debridement in acute pancreatitis: analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample from 1998 to 2010. Am J Surg. 2014;208(3):350-62. PMID: 24933665

Klima DA, Tsirline VB, Belyansky I, Dacey KT, Lincourt AE, Kercher KW, Heniford BT. Quality of life following components separation versus standard open ventral hernia repair for large hernias. Surg Innov. 2014;21(2):147-54. PMID: 23843156

Colavita PD, Tsirline VB, Belyansky I, Swan RZ, Walters AL, Lincourt AE, Iannitti DA, Heniford BT. Regionalization and outcomes of hepato-pancreato-biliary cancer surgery in USA. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014;18(3):532-41. PMID: 24430889

Zemlyak A, Colavita P, Augenstein V, Walters AL, Lincourt A, Sing RF, Heniford BT. Nationwide outcomes of nontrauma splenectomy. Surg Endosc. 2014;28(4):1063-7. PMID: 24232049

Current, Recent and Pending Grant Support

Grant Title: Bioengineering Analysis of Explanted Surgical Mesh and Associated Health Outcomes
South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR) Discovery Grant

Grant Title: The microbiome of abdominal wall hernia repair: Understanding the microbiology of wound and mesh infections
Funding Agency: Atrium Health

Grant Title: A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind Clinical Trial Using Spy Elite System in Planning Tissue Advancement Flaps and Reducing Wound Complications after Complex Ventral Hernia Repairs

Grant Title: Is Night Float a Better Solution than Traditional Call?
Funding Agency: Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Grant Title: Spy Elite prevents wound related complications in abdominal wall reconstruction.
Funding Agency: LifeCell Corporation

Grant Title: Development of Hernia App to Predict Postoperative Quality of Life
Funding Agency: Johnson and Johnson Education Grant