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North Atlanta Surgical Associates is committed to providing superior surgical care to the communities we serve.

We are dedicated to maintaining our position as regional leaders by working as a team to provide the highest quality of care and service to our patients.

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North Atlanta Surgical Associates

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North Atlanta Surgical Associates is committed to providing superior surgical care to the communities we serve.

Our 17 general surgeons are dedicated to maintaining our position as regional leaders by working as a team to provide the highest quality of care and service to our patients.

Why choose our 17 Atlanta surgeons? Experience.

The 17 experienced surgeons who comprise North Atlanta Surgical Associates are among the best surgeons in Atlanta. Each of our general surgeons operates at one or more of these Atlanta hospitals: Emory John's Creek HospitalEmory St. Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital, Northside Hospital Forsyth, North Fulton Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Choosing the best Atlanta general surgeon

Undergoing your surgery is easier when you choose a general surgeon with the experience to perform your surgery correctly so your condition is treated properly and you can quickly enjoy your life again. In your quest to find the best Atlanta surgeon for you, please click at left on a type of surgery to review our list of general surgeons who have the specific skills you need.

Interviewing a surgeon

When interviewing a surgeon, some questions you may wish to ask:

  • Are you board certified in the specific kind of surgery I need?
  • How many surgeries of this type do you perform a year?
  • Can I interview some patients you've treated?

What is a board certified surgeon?

A surgeon who is board certified has passed strict requirements in education, training and certification examinations to prove competency a surgical specialty. Board certification requires a surgeon to be graduated from an accredited medical school plus have a minimum of five years of training in an accredited medical residency program. The surgeon must also pass a written examination followed by an oral examination which tests the surgeon's judgment and decision making skills. Candidates are interviewed by very experienced surgeons.

What is a general surgeon?

A general surgeon is specially trained to perform surgery on all of the abdominal organs of the body, including the stomach, intestines (colon), rectum, esophagus, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland. They perform surgery to cure conditions like hernia, perform breast surgery and treat diseases of the skin including skin cancer. Many of our surgeons are specially trained in cancer surgery, also known as onocologic surgery.

News

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic cancer has recently surpassed breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It is known as the silent killer. If you have symptoms it is strongly recommended you see a physician and have a CT scan to determine your status. Click on the link below for information regarding symptoms and treatment options. If you have any questions you can contact one of our offices to schedule a consulation.

https://www.pancan.org/wage-hope/

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