4th Installment in Series of 5; The Dedicated “Office Nurse”

After finishing my surgical residency at Emory University, I took over a surgical practice from a retiring surgeon in Decatur, Georgia.  His office was in a renovated stone house in downtown Decatur, and he had three employees, all of whom continued…

2nd Installment in Series of Five; The Country Nurse

I was born in the last month of my father’s medical school training. From there he served a one year internship in Pittsburgh, PA and from that point on he took an offer from a local Lions’ Club in western Pennsylvania, in a county that had no doctors…

First of 5 Installments; In Honor of Our Nurses

Florence Nightingale, considered to be the founder of modern nursing, was born on May 12th, 1820, so this year marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. In her honor, World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 to be the “Year of the Nurse”.…

The Year of the Nurse; the Day of the Doctor

Florence Nightingale, considered to be the founder of modern nursing, was born in 1820, so this year marks the 200th anniversary of her birth. It was considered an important enough event to commemorate, that the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated…

We will be here for you

These are trying times.  Limited resources at the hospital, and concerns about community spread of the virus have forced us to cut back on scheduled office appointments, but we will do our best to be available for your urgent or "time sensitive" surgical…

Why is my surgery being cancelled or postponed?

We are reviewing all scheduled patients and determining, based on the procedure, and your medical condition, which cases are elective, time-sensitive, urgent or emergent.  Elective cases must be delayed to decrease your risk for viral exposure, and to…

COVID-19 SARS2 UPDATE

We at DeKalb Surgical Associates are committed to keeping you informed of important updates that could affect your health and well being. Everyone has something to say about COVID19, and everyone wants to be up to date. It's probably best to consolidate…
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New Dedicated Parathyroid Website

DeKalb Surgical Associates is pleased to announce the launching of ParathyroidAtlanta.com, a website dedicated to patient education regarding hyperparathyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is a disease in which the calcium level in the blood is above the normal…

Should I Get a 3D Mammogram?

Screening mammography of course has been recommended for women for many years. Typically it is recommended to begin at age 40, with annual mammograms thereafter. There are some institutions that have more recently recommended delaying screening mammograms…