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Best General Surgeons in Atlanta, GA

General Surgery

General surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on surgical treatment for a wide range of conditions that affect various parts of the body. As the name suggests, general surgeons are skilled in managing diverse health issues, from minor procedures to complex surgeries.

As a board-certified general surgeon with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Deborah Martin is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. From conducting thorough preoperative evaluations and consultations to offering comprehensive post-operative care and support, Dr. Martin will be with you every step of the way.

Whether you're looking for help with a hernia or gallstones or you're interested in a minimally invasive surgery, you can trust Dr. Martin to provide the expertise and compassionate care you need. With offices conveniently located in Suwanee and Cumming, GA, Dr. Martin is proud to help patients in the Atlanta area. Schedule an appointment today to get the care you need from a skilled and experienced general surgeon.


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General Surgery Specialist in Suwanee & cumming, GA

Types of General Surgery Procedures & Conditions Treated

As a general surgery doctor, Dr. Deborah Martin specializes in treating a wide range of issues, including: 

  • Hernias: These occur when internal organs or tissues protrude through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. Dr. Martin most commonly operates on ventral and inguinal hernias.
  • Gallstones : Gallstones are small, hard deposits that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located near the liver. Gallbladder removal, also called cholecystectomy, is often used to alleviate pain and prevent complications associated with gallstones.
  • Small bowel obstruction and perforation : Small bowel obstructions and perforations can be caused by a variety of factors, including adhesions, tumors, or hernias. Timely surgical treatment is crucial to prevent life-threatening complications.
  • Breast cancer and benign masses : Whether malignant or benign, breast lumps can be a cause of concern. Dr. Martin is experienced in diagnosing and treating breast cancer and benign masses with comprehensive breast surgery services, including lumpectomy and mastectomy.
  • Wounds : For wounds that are large, infected, or struggling to heal on their own, advanced wound care techniques may be needed to promote optimal healing.
  • Lumps and bumps: Dr. Martin offers expert evaluation and surgical removal of various lumps and bumps, including cysts, lipomas, and other benign growths, prioritizing patient comfort and safety throughout the process.
  • Thyroid issues: Dr. Martin has extensive experience in performing thyroid surgeries to address various thyroid issues, such as thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care and outcomes.
  • Necrotizing fasciitis: Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but serious bacterial infection that rapidly destroys skin, fat, and muscle tissue. Prompt surgical intervention is crucial to prevent the spread of the infection and minimize the risk of severe complications. 

No matter the issue, Dr. Martin is dedicated to providing all her patients with the highest quality of care. Schedule your appointment today to get the care you need from an experienced and compassionate general surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a typical surgery take?

The length of any given surgery depends on the type of procedure and the complexity of the case. For example, a minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedure may only take a few short hours from entering the hospital to leaving, whereas an open procedure will take longer. Similarly, laparoscopic surgeries typically have shorter recovery times. During your appointment, Dr. Martin will discuss the specific details of your surgery and provide an estimated timeline.

Will my insurance cover my procedure?

The amount your insurance will cover depends on the type of procedure, as well as your specific coverage plan. Dr. Martin is committed to ensuring that every patient has access to the care they need, which is why she accepts major insurance carriers. Click here to learn more about the insurance plans we accept.

What should I expect from the process?

Before you ever enter an operating room, you can expect to receive a thorough examination and consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Martin will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and determine what is the best course of action for your condition. You may also undergo additional tests, such as bloodwork or imaging scans, if necessary.

Shortly before your surgery, Dr. Martin will provide you with any instructions you might need to follow prior to your procedure, like fasting for a certain amount of time or avoiding certain medications. On the day of your surgery, you will be admitted to the hospital and then taken to the operating room for your operation.

After surgery, you will be moved to a recovery area where your vital signs will continue to be monitored as you wake up from anesthesia. Then, Dr. Martin will provide detailed instructions for postoperative care, including wound care, pain management, and activity restrictions. It's essential to follow these instructions carefully to promote optimal healing and minimize the risk of complications.

How can I get started with the best general surgeon near me?

If you're in search of an experienced and compassionate surgeon to provide personalized care for your condition, look no further than Dr. Deborah Martin. Simply call the office nearest you in Suwanee or Cumming, GA, or book an appointment online, to schedule a consultation.

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