Surgery at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

The experienced surgeons at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) are performing the most advanced surgical techniques and often are the first in Northeast Georgia and, in some cases, the first in the state to do so. NGMC surgical and procedure suites bring real meaning to the term “state-of-the-art.”

Our nationally recognized surgical teams are committed to providing the highest quality care with the fewest complications so you can get back to living your life faster, with less pain and a shorter recovery.

Dr. Thompson performing heart surgery

Both the Gainesville and Braselton NGMC campuses offer patients the newest da Vinci Surgical System®, the da Vinci Xi, for minimally invasive robotic surgery.

Center of Excellence

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the first hospital in Georgia to receive accreditation by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) as a Center of Excellence in:

  • Hernia Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

SRC is an internationally recognized patient safety organization that recognizes NGMC for its dedication to delivering safe, effective and evidence-based patient care in these designated areas through its independent, external process of evaluation. 

Surgical Procedures at NGMC

Bariatric Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers a variety of surgical weight loss options including gastric bypass surgery and vertical sleeve gastrectomy as a part of the Bariatric Weight Loss Center. Our experienced surgical weight loss experts create a customized weight loss plan to fit your lifestyle and specific needs.

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Bowel & Colorectal

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is a recognized center of excellence in colorectal surgery.

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Brain Surgery

Neurologists at Northeast Georgia Medical Center perform deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease patients. DBS has been proven to effectively relieve shaking and tremors caused by Parkinson’s.

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Cancer Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Surgeons at Northeast Georgia Medical Center perform a variety of surgical oncology procedures for all cancer tumor types. Surgical treatment options include robotic surgery, radiofrequency ablation, reconstructive surgery, stereotactic breast biopsy, sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, and endoscopic ultrasound.

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General Surgery

General surgeons offer diagnostics and surgical treatment for disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix, bile ducts and thyroid glands.

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Gynecologic Surgery

Our highly-trained gynecologic surgeons offer minimally invasive and robotic approaches for hysterectomy, uterine fibroid treatment, bladder or uterine prolapse and gynecological cancers.

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Heart Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac surgical care. Our experienced surgeons provide a full range of open-heart surgery as well as Valve replacement and/or repair, including several types of minimally-invasive valve surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery, off-pump bypass procedures and thoracic aortic aneurysms repairs.

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Hernia Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center performs the most advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques for hernia repair. Our team of experienced surgeons are nationally recognized by the Surgical Review Corporation for their commitment to improving the quality of care for patients who undergo hernia surgery. Our team has performed more than 5,000 minimally invasive hernia repair surgeries.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers comprehensive orthopedic surgical care from expert specialists who are equipped with the most advanced technology, treatments and surgical techniques. Our experienced surgeons perform more than 6,000 orthopedic procedures annually. We treat the full range of orthopedic conditions and injuries including foot & ankle, hand & wrist, spine & back, elbow, ACL, MCL, torn ligaments, meniscus tears and joint injuries.

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Spinal Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers spinal surgery to treat a variety of conditions such as chronic back pain, degenerative spinal disorders, disk disease of the neck and lower back, scoliosis, spinal fractures, traumatic spine and spinal cord injuries, spinal stenosis, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis and spinal tumors.

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Thoracic Surgery

Our surgeons are highly trained in treating thoracic and cardiovascular disorders, offering minimally invasive and robotic approaches.

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Urological Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s surgeons offer robotic options for a number of common urological procedures, including prostatectomy, pyleoplasty, nephrectomy and more.

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Vascular Surgery

Our vascular surgeons offer the most advanced techniques for treating vascular disease through our state-of-the-art endovascular operation room.

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Additional Resources

Before Your Surgery

Get helpful information about what you can do before your procedure.

About Robotic Surgery

Learn about the advantages of Robotic Surgery at NGMC.