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1 . resultDr. James Clay Copher MD
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Specializes in General Surgery

106 Colony Park Drive; #800
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074; (770) 844-8410

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Copher works as a general surgeon in Cumming, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Copher include endoscopy, hernia surgery, and breast surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth. Dr. Copher is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Copher is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2 . resultDr. Jeffrey (Jeffery) Glen Tucker MD
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Specializes in General Surgery

980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker sees patients in Cumming, GA and Roswell, GA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Tucker's clinical interests include endoscopy, hernia surgery, and thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth. He is in-network for Community Care Network (CCN), CIGNA Plans, and Evolutions Healthcare Systems, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Tucker's training includes a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center.

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3 . resultDr. Louis A Goehring III MD
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Specializes in General Surgery

980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, hernia surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Goehring, who practices in Cumming, GA, Dawsonville, GA, and Dahlonega, GA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goehring include endoscopy, hernia surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Goehring's professional affiliations include Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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4 . resultJoseph Isaac Zarge MD
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery

1100 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 360
Cumming, GA
(678) 341-4812; (678) 843-5400

(rated an average of 5 in 8 ratings)

Clinical interests: varicose veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Dialysis Access, Endovascular Surgery, endovascular artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Zarge practices vascular surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in endovascular surgery, varicose veins, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Zarge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Northside Hospital Atlanta, and Emory University Hospital Midtown (formerly Emory Crawford Long Hospital). He accepts CIGNA Plans, Community Care Network (CCN), Evolutions Healthcare Systems, and more. Dr. Zarge's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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5 . resultWilliam Glenn Littlefield MD, FAAOS
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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4500, Advanced Hand and Upper Extremity
Cumming, GA
(678) 608-1951

(rated an average of 5 in 7 ratings)

Clinical interests: Adult and pediatric patients, Hand surgery, carpal tunnel, sports injuries, hand and wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. William Littlefield is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, pediatric sports medicine, and hand surgery. He works in Cumming, GA and Suwanee, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Littlefield include hand conditions. Patients gave Dr. Littlefield an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Littlefield is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Northside Hospital Atlanta, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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6 . resultDr. Edwin Louis Peak MD
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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

1100 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 340
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-8111; (678) 341-6790

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip, Knee & Shoulder, Hip, Knee & Shoulder Joint Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. E. Peak practices sports medicine and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in shoulder reconstructive surgery, joint replacement (arthroplasty), and hip reconstruction. Dr. Peak honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Helen W. Dobbs Scholarship, Emory University School of Medicine; Joseph B. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship, Emory University School of Medicine; and AVENTIS Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Scholarship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Resurgens Orthopaedics, Catawba Valley Medical Center, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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7 . resultCharles Daniel Procter Jr (Sr) MD, FACS
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4400
Cumming, GA
(678) 207-4000; (678) 513-4275

Clinical interests: Minimally invasive procedures and treatment of venous disease and the vascular system, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. C. Procter is a vascular surgeon, general surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Gainesville, GA, Cumming, GA, and Hoschton, GA. Dr. Procter attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Piedmont Healthcare, Northeast Georgia Health System, and The Longstreet Clinic.

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8 . resultDr. Mark Maier Beaty MD, Doctor Of Medicine
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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

6916 McGinnis Ferry Road; Suite 100, Milton Hall Surgical Associates
Suwanee, GA
(770) 321-4771; (770) 740-1860

(rated an average of 3.2 in 6 ratings)

Clinical interests: Acne Scars Treatment, African American Rhinoplasty, Age Spots Treatment, AlloDerm, Asian Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Beaty is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. He works in Marietta, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Suwanee, GA. His areas of expertise include chin liposuction, retin-A treatments, and collagen injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Beaty average 2.5 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Beaty performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Northside Hospital Atlanta, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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9 . resultDr. Earnest Chester Riley Doctor Of Medicine, MD
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Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)

1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 320
Cumming, GA
(770) 438-6318; (770) 321-4771

(rated an average of 4.4 in 9 ratings)

Dr. Earnest Riley, who practices in Smyrna, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Riley is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency.

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10 . resultDr. Stephen Bruce James Bentall DO, MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

1100 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 340
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-8111; (678) 341-6790

(rated 3 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, complex reconstructive spine surgery, disc arthroplasty, cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen James' area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine tumors, kyphoplasty, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Resurgens Orthopaedics, Northside Hospital Atlanta, and St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. James honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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11 . resultDr. Craig Alan Richman MD
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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 320
Cumming, GA
(770) 888-1651; (770) 475-3361

(rated an average of 4.9 in 29 ratings)

Dr. Craig Richman sees patients in Cumming, GA, Roswell, GA, and Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is facial plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richman is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Richman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northside Hospital Atlanta, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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12 . resultDr. Edward Henry Holliger IV MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

1100 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 340
Cumming, GA
(770) 475-2710; (770) 886-8111

Clinical interests: Hand Surgery, Wrist Arthoscopy (or Surgery), Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity, Hand & Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Holliger is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Holliger is especially interested in wrist conditions and elbow conditions. CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and LifeWell Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holliger takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doc In Hand Surgery; Atlanta Magazine and Top Doc in Hand Surgery; Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Holliger's professional affiliations include Resurgens Orthopaedics, Northside Hospital Atlanta, and St. Joseph's Hospital.

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13 . resultDr. Dean Dale Worthingstun DO, MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery

1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4500, Advanced Hand and Upper Extremity
Cumming, GA
(678) 608-1951

Clinical interests: Adult and pediatric patients, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sports Injuries, Hand and wrist fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Worthingstun is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, pediatric sports medicine, and general surgery. Dr. Worthingstun speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Worthingstun include trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fractures. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Northside Hospital Forsyth. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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14 . resultErik Thor Bendiks MD
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

1505 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 4700
Cumming, GA
(770) 346-7700

Clinical interests: Back/Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, additional training in spine surgery.

Dr. Erik Bendiks works as an orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. Dr. Bendiks (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Bendiks include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta, Piedmont Henry Hospital, and Northside Hospital Forsyth. Dr. Bendiks obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts CIGNA Plans, Railroad Medicare, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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15 . resultDr. Uthanmallia Vivekanandan MD
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery

1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 340
Cumming, GA
(770) 771-5260

Clinical interests: Amputations, Aortic Aneurysms, Carotid Surgery, Dialysis Access, Endovascular Surgery, Endovenous ... (Read more)

Dr. Uthan Vivek, who practices in Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, and Johns Creek, GA, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, endovascular surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Vivek honors several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and MultiPlan. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Vivek attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Vivek speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Northside Hospital Atlanta, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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16 . resultDr. Charles Edward Weaver Jr MD PHD
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Specializes in Neurosurgery

1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 390
Cumming, GA
(770) 664-9600; (770) 343-8675

(rated an average of 4.6 in 77 ratings)

Clinical interests: Brain Surgery, Spine PPC 2011

Dr. Charles Weaver specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Weaver's clinical interests encompass brain surgery. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Weaver attended Boston University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Gallbladder Surgery?

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the upper abdomen, underneath the liver. Its purpose is to store bile, which is used to digest fat. Occasionally, the gallbladder can develop mineral stones, called gallstones. If they are large enough, gallstones can block the ducts in the gallbladder and cause swelling and infection. Gallstones can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication, but sometimes this is not enough. In these cases, it is best to remove the gallbladder before it can cause more serious problems. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

Today, most gallbladder surgeries are done laparoscopically. Four tiny incisions are made in the abdomen, and small tools are inserted through these tiny incisions to perform the surgery. Because the incisions are much smaller, recovery time is much faster with this type of surgery. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital the same day. Sometimes, open surgery is used to remove a gallbladder. In this type of surgery, a cut about six inches long is made in the upper right abdomen. After the gallbladder is removed, it is sutured or stapled closed. With open surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for two to three days to recover before they are discharged.

Gallbladder surgery, like any surgery, carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, or the development of blood clots. Your doctor will tell you how to minimize your risk for complications. After your surgery, avoid strenuous activity for several days. Don’t soak in a bath until your sutures or staples have been removed. Wash your hands before touching the area around your incision. It will take a couple of days until you are feeling like yourself again and a few weeks until the scar has healed and faded.

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