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Charles Daniel Procter Jr (Sr) MD, FACS
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4400
Cumming, GA
(678) 207-4000; (678) 513-4275

Dr. Charles Procter specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Procter studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and Greenville Health System. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Procter's professional affiliations include Northeast Georgia Health System, Piedmont Healthcare, and The Longstreet Clinic.

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

2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,094
  • Medicare Cost: $218
Dr. William Holland Johnson Jr MD, FACS
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4700
Cumming, GA
(770) 232-2911

Dr. William Johnson's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Dutch. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include crohn's disease, pancreatitis, and thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Atlanta Bariatrics, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Northside Hospital Atlanta. Dr. Johnson obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery, laparoscopy-ulcer, weight loss surgery (lap gastric bypass & ... (Read more)

Ahad Masroor Khan MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
4415 Front Nine Drive; Suite 660
Cumming, GA
(678) 333-3584; (678) 666-4430

Dr. Ahad Khan, who practices in Alpharetta, GA and Cumming, GA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include ulcers, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, and Northside Hospital Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

All Interests: adrenal masses, appendectomy, bariatrics, biliary disease, breast surgery, colitis, colon cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Hart MD, FACS
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 4700
Cumming, GA
(770) 232-2911

Dr. Christopher Hart's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include ulcers, thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy), and hiatal hernia. Dr. Hart is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hart has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Atlanta Bariatrics, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Northside Hospital Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

All Interests: laparoscopy-ulcer, Weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, lap band), advanced laparoscopic surgery, ... (Read more)

2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,466
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Jeffrey (Jeffery) Glen Tucker MD
Specializes in General Surgery
980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074

Dr. Jeffery Tucker is a general surgeon in Cumming, GA and Roswell, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Tucker is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tucker include breast surgery, gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy). He is affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth. Dr. Tucker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Atlanta Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

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

Dr. Louis A Goehring III MD
Specializes in General Surgery
980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074

Dr. Louis Goehring is a general surgery specialist in Cumming, GA, Dawsonville, GA, and Dahlonega, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Goehring is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. Dr. Goehring is affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Goehring studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

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

2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,813
  • Medicare Cost: $744
Patrick Joseph Kenney DO, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
980 Sanders Road; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074; (678) 393-0013

Dr. Patrick Kenney's medical specialty is general surgery. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kenney include robotic surgery. Dr. Kenney is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Clinical Interests: Robotic Surgery

2012 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,781
  • Medicare Cost: $744
Dr. James Clay Copher MD
Specializes in General Surgery
106 Colony Park Drive; #800
Cumming, GA
(770) 886-1074; (770) 844-8410

Dr. James Copher is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Cumming, GA. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of breast surgery, gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. Dr. Copher accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Copher's professional affiliations include Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Relevant Interests: , Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

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

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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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