About Me

Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Robotics
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Cholecystolithiasis
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Common Bile Duct Diseases
  • CREST Syndrome
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Fundoplication
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia, Hiatal
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Lipoma

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK
MD
8/1/2003 - 6/30/2007

Internship

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Residency

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2013

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
10/22/2013

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

254 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    He was very relaxed & easy to ask questions.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    He is very caring knowledgeable. Spends the time necessary for you to understand what is going on with your health.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

    Received a NP visit much sooner than I expected. This was of great benefit to me; to find out something "worrisome" on my CT wasn't what it could have been.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2020

    Very knowledgeable, professional, personable, informative, had a positive personality. Answered all my concerns and questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

    Excellent in all respects.

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

    Explained every option for treating my injury

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

    he was very good; great care and listened

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Dr. Meara was very thorough, gentle and open about all the options I have in my situation. It is always comforting to see him explain all the pros and cons.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

    When a person saves your life, you will always feel thankful forever.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Meara has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Intuitive Surgical Inc.
  • Becton Dickinson