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

Our 15 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 15 Atlanta surgeons? Experience.

The 15 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:

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.


We would like to congratulate Dr. Thomas Wood on being the newly elected Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Northside Hospital. 

February is National heart Month. Did you know that nearly a quarter of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease? While that statistic is staggering, the good news is that heart disease is often preventable. We can all take simple steps to reduce our risk like making physical activity part of our daily routine. Healthy choices coupled with regular check ups to manage existing conditions can significantly reduce, if not eliminate, your risk of heart disease.

We are pleased to announce that our St. Joe's offices have merged with our Northside location. Dr. Ludi, Dr. Hoadley, Dr. Wilkiemeyer and Dr. Rosen are now located at 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 880, Atlanta, GA 30342. Their phone number's and fax number's will remain the same. We are very excited about these office mergers and, as always, remain committed to providing the same excellent medical care for our patients.

Let us know what you think. To contact us, e-mail:  PSmith@nasasurgeryatl.com

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