OverviewDr. Winn Mathews became interested in medicine and surgery during trips to Haiti as a child. This was a remote area in the mountains of the southern peninsula, where he served with his family as missionaries. He had aptitude for science, mathematics and biology.
After graduating from high school with honors, he went to Auburn on an academic scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He was accepted to medical school at the University of South Alabama. As he prayed, he made a decision to pursue a career in surgery. He spent five years in a general surgery residency program. A program where his father was one of many surgical attendings. He found himself in the operating room where as a high school student he had worked as an orderly mopping floors and moving patients.
SpecialtiesBariatric Weight Loss
BioHe presently specializes in minimally invasive surgery utilizing advanced techniques in the area of laparoscopy including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and the laparoscopic placement of the gastric band. He has a special interest in foregut surgery to include laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal reflux as well as solid organ surgery for the spleen and adrenal glands. He uses advanced techniques for the conservative management of breast cancer and sentinel lymph node biopsy and also has extensive experience in endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. He is trained in robotic surgery and will be expanding these techniques into bariatric surgery. Dr. Mathews was the first physician in the state to use the robot adjunctively in a bariatric procedure.
Spiritually, Dr. Winn Mathews is assured of his calling as a General Surgeon in an underserved area by joining the Surgeons Group, P.C. It has become apparent to all that he is gifted and has a special aptitude in the fast developing field of robotics. He has demonstrated a willingness to reach out to this entire demographic that Brookwood Baptist Medical has served for many years. His father is thankful for a like-minded partner who shares God’s calling to further his ministry through the works of Winn’s hands.
EducationAuburn University, Magna Cum Laude
Medical School: University of South Alabama