Surgery Practice Site
The Surgery Practice Site (SPS) is the outpatient practice site for faculty physicians and surgery residents under the Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery. Patients can be referred from a primary physician for consultative services or directly schedule an appointment. The purpose of the SPS is to provide quality care and follow-up services using an interdisciplinary approach. The SPS is committed to providing a patient/family centered and value oriented environment where change, innovation and the quest for knowledge are ongoing.
Description of Services Provided:
Services in SPS are designed to meet the needs of the patients and their families and are provided within a patient/family centered care philosophy.
Primary services include:
provision of patient care through the use of the nursing process to include assessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, care planning, evaluation and reassessment based on standards of care.
interdisciplinary care planning.
medication administration to include oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intravenous routes.
patient and family education on surgical repair/treatment of general surgical disorders.
evaluation and treatment of Vascular, Transplant and Thoracic Oncology Disorders.
follow-up treatment of patients seen in our regional trauma center.
minor surgical procedures (removal of skin lesion, lesion biopsy, chest tube placement, toenail removal, wound debridement) preparation and treatment.
Types and Ages of Patients Served:
The SPS provides services to adult patient populations. Patients who require assessment and treatment for surgical disorders and/or evaluation for specific diagnostic testing and/or therapeutic interventions.
Location: 4th Floor of the Ambulatory Care Center
Hours of Operation: 8 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday
The following physicians offer their services at this location:
| Vascular/Transplant Surgery
||Todd Merchen MD, Chief of Transplant Surgery|
| Thoracic Surgical Oncology
||Carsten Schroeder, MD, PhD, Director |
Business Operations Contact:
GRHealth Call Center at (706) 721-3671
Joseph Hall, Department of Surgery Manager at (706) 721-1066
Clinical Operations Contact:
Sandra Oglesby, Practice Site Coordinator at (706) 721-1935