Whether you need your appendix removed or a hernia repaired, Emory Clinic general surgeons perform the latest surgeries to give you more treatment options than ever before. General surgeons specialize in surgeries on organs and tissues inside the abdomen, including:

  • Hernia surgery
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Gastroesophageal surgery
  • Solid organ surgery

Our general surgeons are experts both in the operating room and the classroom, teaching the next generation of doctors through Emory University School of Medicine. As faculty and researchers, our surgeons stay on the forefront of medicine so you have access to the newest discoveries.

Improving the future of surgery

Emory Clinic surgeons are constantly looking at treatments and surgeries to see how they can be changed to make care safer and more effective. We’ve improved surgical care across the globe, creating new, lifesaving surgeries such as:

  • Kidney transplants using a living donor.
  • Safer, less invasive surgical treatment for polycystic kidney and liver disease.
  • A minimally invasive surgical cure for excessive sweating.
  • Surgeries for colon cancer, gall bladder removal, appendix removal and weight loss that use just a single small incision.
  • Removing part of the liver through extremely small incisions.

Specialized surgery centers for your needs

Emory Clinic general surgeons have special expertise in many different kinds of surgery. At specialty treatment centers and units, they perform procedures with quick recovery times, less pain and fewer risks than surgeries of the past. Our centers include:

  • Emory Gastroesophageal Treatment Center. At this treatment center, our surgeons diagnose and treat conditions that affect your esophagus and stomach. We also evaluate and test new treatments for reflux disease and esophageal conditions, helping find the best solution to your digestive problems.
  • Emory Endosurgery Unit for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Surgeons at the Emory Endosurgery Unit specialize in surgeries that use only a few small incisions, called minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgeries. When you undergo a minimally invasive surgery, you spend less time in the hospital and have fewer risks for complications like bleeding or pain. Our surgeons research new minimally invasive techniques and share their knowledge with other surgeons and residents so that all patients can receive safer surgical care.
  • Acute and Critical Care Surgery. The Acute and Critical Care Surgery staff are always in the hospital, ready to perform surgery. Working with our Emergency Department, they have created a smooth process to transfer patients from the Emergency Department to the operating room. Thanks to the Acute and Critical Care Surgery program, you can undergo emergency surgery quickly, spend less time in the hospital and are less likely to have to return to the hospital in 30 days.
  • Emory Bariatrics Center. At the Emory Bariatrics Center, you receive customized weight loss help. Our team of surgeons, dietitians, psychologists and exercise specialists work with you to create surgical and non-surgical weight loss plans. Surgeons at the Emory Bariatrics Center perform the latest bariatric surgeries, including surgeries that use only one incision, so you have less pain, fewer scars and a faster recovery.

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