The General Surgery Orange Rotation emphasis is on surgical oncology, surgical endoscopy and colorectal surgery. Residents will be able to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage general surgical, colorectal and oncology patients through participation in clinics, procedures and surgical operations for gastrointestinal tumors, procedures for melanoma and sarcoma, fine-needles aspiration, Tru-Cut needle biopsy, excisional biopsies of smaller tumors, inflammatory bowel disease, and evaluation and management of peri-anal and peri-rectal disease. Residents will understand the proper utilization of techniques for diagnosis and staging of cancers, especially use of CT and MRI scanning for intra-abdominal and esophageal tumors. Residents will assist in the formulation of perioperative and operative management plans based upon patient assessment, laboratory studies, and diagnostic test results. The Resident will assist in carrying out the management plan. Residents will attend at least two clinic sessions each week.

ScheduleGoals & Objectives
Emily Black, MD Emily Black, MD
Edward N. Foxhall, MD, FACS Edward N. Foxhall, MD, FACS

Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a 557-bed acute care hospital in Gainesville, Georgia, and serves as the major participating site for the residency program. NGMC serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year.

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties.

  • Medical Library available to residents and faculty with study areas, computer workspace and resources available 24/7.
  • Resident work areas with computer access work stations 24/7 available in the North Patient Tower and the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Clinic.
  • Simulation laboratory available 24/7 in GME area.

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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