Dr. Julie Thacker, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 53

Dr. Thacker
Accepting new patients

Duke Univ Med Ctr Cln/Rctl Sgy

2301 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705

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(919) 681-1349

Dr. Julie Thacker, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. She is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thacker to book an appointment.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Thacker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thacker performs Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Thacker performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Repairs
  • Transduodenal Sphincteroplasty
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thacker performs Colectomy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Thacker performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thacker performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Thacker performs this procedure more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Thacker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Thacker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thacker

2.5

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
30.76923076923077%
(4)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
1 Star
53.84615384615385%
(7)
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  • Staff friendliness (6)
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What could be improved
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
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Best Surgeon. Great listener and helped correct my issue. Helpful follow up and saw me throughout my recovery and her staff were great too. Highly recommend her.????Still feeling great!
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Jun 24, 2021
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Made me feel like a bother to her. Saw her before surgery and never saw her again. No explanation about surgery to me nor did she even see me upon discharge. I was told after surgery I didn’t need to come back by her NP. She never believed my GI problems were worthy of an Ileostomy and because she didn’t place the osteomy originally, I was made to feel unimportant. Not a person who needed an Ileostomy despite my GI doctor and original surgeon disagreeing. Now I am very sick due to her mistake!
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Apr 09, 2019
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Wonderful surgeon and person
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Mar 10, 2019
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Dr. Thacker was very knowledgeable and probably a fine surgeon but I continue to be disturbed by my visit. I had a non-cancer issue and she made it obvious that my concerns were not worthy of her expertise and I was clearly wasting her time. As she was pushing to quickly end the consultation she made a flippant comment that was very hurtful and unprofessional. My bruised feelings will recover but I could never recommend her to anyone.
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Durham – Nov 16, 2018
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She is the worst doc I have ever met. Arrogant and don't care. She did colectomy on my father and his abdomen got infected.
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Durham, NC – May 17, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Julie Thacker, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Durham, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Indiana...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1998
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Julie Thacker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thacker frequently treats Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft), Colectomy, and Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thacker treats.

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Dr. Thacker's office is located at 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Duke Univ Med Ctr Cln/Rctl Sgy

Duke University Hospital2301 Erwin Rd Durham, NC 27705
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Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)