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Welcome to Kernodle General Surgery

General surgery (GS) is a medical specialty that focuses on a broad spectrum of diseases and conditions including but not limited to areas concerning the esophagus, colon, thyroid, gallbladder, stomach, and pancreas. General surgeons also deal with problems concerning skin, breast, hernias, and other soft tissues. GS is an incredibly vast specialty that requires knowledge in a multitude of other specialties, making it one of the most knowledge intensive medical practices.

Dr. Wilton Smith graduated with his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and did his residency in Cincinnati, OH at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He is a specialist in laparoscopic, abdominal, appendix, and colon surgeries, among many others. Dr. Smith is a true expert, and has been with Kernodle since 1985.

Kernodle Clinic General Surgery

We are dedicated to our patients’ long-term health care, and will only use surgical treatment if it’s absolutely necessary. Getting surgery is a serious decision and our physicians can help you determine if it is the right option for you. Our general surgery department can also refer you to other non-surgical specialists here at Kernodle if all options have not been exhausted. Due to the expertise required in most surgical situations, you need a surgeon you can trust. Our surgeons are practiced experts and are qualified to treat you for a variety of illnesses, diseases, and conditions. For more information about Kernodle Clinic’s general surgery services, visit our patient services page.

Our General Surgery Physician:

Is honored to have your trust, appreciates your loyalty to our practice and is grateful to share in your health care.

Will continue our multi-specialty providers’ well respected long standing history of excellent service for Alamance county and neighboring communities.

Plans for the future with serving and strengthening relationships with the individuals and families of our community within the changing health care system.

General Surgery Physician

Name                                                           Location

J. Wilton Smith Jr., MD, FACS                    Burlington

Kernodle Clinic Department of General Surgery is located in Burlington, NC. Our Burlington, NC location is conveniently located right off of Interstate 40/85.

Kernodle Clinic West

1234 Huffman Mill Road

Burlington, NC 27215

(336) 538-2374 phone

(336) 538-2393 fax

Kernodle Clinic has a 60+ year history of quality medical care. Our innovative multi-specialty clinic staffs more than 50 medical providers in 15 areas of practice. Our use of Electronic Medical Records allows us to quickly access your medical records if you are a patient with General Surgery or any other Kernodle Clinic Department.

As a courtesy to our patients, we do file insurance claims directly to all insurance plans, even those that do not include Kernodle Clinic physicians in their network. However, your copayment, coinsurance and deductible costs may be higher if Kernodle Clinic is not in your network.  You should check with your insurance carrier to confirm that Kernodle Clinic is in your network.  Please bring your health insurance information with you to all of your appointments.

We always welcome new patients to our practice and accept private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay options for services. If you are an established patient and would like to schedule an appointment through our website request form, please allow our staff 24 hours (business days) to respond, including Spanish interpreter availability. You may also schedule an appointment by calling our office directly at 336.538.2367.

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