The physicians and staff of Northwest Georgia Surgical Associates are here to provide quality care for our patients. We want to be your first choice, not only because we are your friends, neighbors, and close to home but more important because we strive to provide exceptional care
A Board Certified Surgeon is a surgeon who has passed strict requirements in education, training and certification examinations to prove competency. Board certification requires a surgeon to be a graduate of an accredited medical school plus have a minimum of five years of training in an accredited medical residency program. The surgeon must also pass a written examination followed by an oral examination which tests the surgeon’s judgment and decision making skills. Candidates are interviewed by very experienced surgeons.
A Fellowship Trained Surgeon is a surgeon who has completed a fellowship, or additional education after the completion of residency training.
After completing medical school, a surgeon completes residency, which is 5 or more years of on-the-job training. If additional training is desired after completing the residency, a fellowship is done. After a fellowship, the surgeon is considered a specialist.