A Chief Resident on the General Surgery Blue Rotation, the Resident will be ultimately responsible for all of the clinical decision-making on the Blue Surgery Service, with attending supervision. The Resident will become comfortable and proficient with anoscopy, rigid and flexible proctosigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Residents will be able to evaluate, diagnose, and manage general surgical, colorectal and oncology patients. The resident will experience essential operations such as exploratory laparotomy – open and lap, hernia repair, cholecystectomy with or without cholangiogram, lap anti-reflux procedures, colectomy – open and lap, anal fistulotomy/Seton, hemorrhoidectomy and banding, pilonidal surgery, diaphragmatic hernia repair, common bile duct exploration, anorectal fistulae complex repair, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic open adrenalectomy.

Goals & Objectives
James G. Chambers, MD, FACS James G. Chambers, MD, FACS
Christopher William Soika, MD Christopher William Soika, MD

Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton General Surgery

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is a 100-bed hospital located approximately 16 miles from the NGMC Gainesville campus. NGMC Braselton opened in 2015. NGMC General Surgery residents will be exposed to the full scope of general surgery from diagnosis and preoperative evaluation to surgical intervention and follow up in the outpatient clinics. There is opportunity for exposure to the full range of general surgery procedures:
  • Emergency room
  • Outpatient surgery clinics
  • Operating room
  • Endoscopy
NGMC Braselton was built with the latest technology to enable faculty and residents to interact via video conference with colleagues at NGMC Gainesville as needed.

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