General Surgery

Northside Hospital general surgeons lead the field by performing gallbladder removal, hernia repair, gastrointestinal surgery and breast surgery by traditional and state-of-the art laparoscopic techniques. In fact, we are nationally recognized as a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery due to our innovative technology and surgical expertise.

Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) for gallstones or severe gallbladder disease – Northside performed Georgia’s first-ever Single-Site™ surgery, a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) using the da Vinci® Surgical System. The procedure reduces the appearance of scarring for patients.

Colon and Rectum removal (colectomy) for colon cancer, colitis or intestinal obstruction – This procedure is available via traditional laparoscopy and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) at Northside Hospital.

NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery) - Our surgeons continue to explore ways to make procedures as non-invasive as possible. NOTES uses the body’s natural openings to introduce surgical scopes and instruments, seeking to avoid exterior incisions. Instead, internal incisions (in the throat or pelvic floor, for example) allow access to the abdominal or pelvic cavity.

  • TORS (Transoral Surgery) for conditions of the head and neck – Northside was the first in Atlanta to perform robotic TORS for ENT surgery.
  • TAMIS (Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery) for rectal disease

Robotic Surgery
General surgery has indications for robotics in procedures involving the gastrointestinal tract such as esophagus, gallbladder and other general surgery procedures. Most recently, robotic technology has been used in performing weight loss surgery, as well as in combination with Single-Site™ (single incision) technology.  Read more about our robotic surgery program.

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Pre-Surgery Assessment   
Atlanta:  (404) 459-1200

Pre-Surgery Testing
Atlanta:   (404) 851-8956
Meridian Mark:  (404) 459-1780
Alpharetta:  (770) 667-4060
Forsyth:   (770) 844-3285
John’s Creek:  (678) 512-6658


Northside Hospital – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 851-8000


Northside Hospital – Cherokee
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 720-5100


Northside Hospital – Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: (770) 844-3200



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