- 1075 Jesse Jewell Pkwy NE, Gainesville, GA
- 3.8 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 10 insurance providers
- 4 awards
- 3 schools
- 20 minutes avg wait time
- 5 are board certified
- 3 are rated 4 stars and above
- 4 are rated on Vitals.com
- 4 are male
- 2 specialties
- 10 health insurance companies
- 3.8 average overall rating
4 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Georgia
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
Doctors in Northeast Georgia Surgical Associates
- Dr. Ronald Lewis MD General Surgery Gainesville, GA
- Dr. Pierpont Brown III MD General Surgery Gainesville, GA
- Dr. Cuong Nguyen MD Bariatric Medicine, General Surgery Gainesville, GA
- Dr. Richard Olson MD, FACS General Surgery Demorest, GA
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Northeast Georgia Surgical Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Summerville Medical Center Summerville, SC 29485
- Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, GA 30501
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
- Emory University School Of Medicine
- Duke University School Of Medicine
Nearby Group Practices
Northeast Georgia Surgical Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Gainesville, GA.
Peachtree Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons Pa
Northeast Georgia Cancer Care Llc
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.