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The EMH Surgical Services Department, under the direction of Christy Tallent, provides inpatient and outpatient surgical care for our community. Surgical and outpatient areas are connected, providing patients with full privacy when being transported from one area to another. 

The department's expertise in the area of general surgery includes laparoscopic procedures, colorectal procedures, hernia repair, breast biopsy and mastectomy procedures and appendectomies. Additional services include colonoscopy and upper GI procedures.

Dr. Stuart Babcock began his practice in Elberton at the Lake Russell Specialty Healthcare Services in April 2016. Dr. Bechtel blends experience with advanced training - offering a wide array of services including breast, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy. 

His latest innovations and techniques include: Breast Surgery - biopsy, lumpectomy, simple mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, and skin sparing mastectomy for reconstruction.

Laparoscopic Surgery - Adrenalectomy, anti-reflux/hiatal hernia, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, colon resection, and hernia repair.

Endocrine Surgery - Thyroidectomy and adrenalectomy.

Bariatric Surgery - Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band.

Endoscopy - EGD and colonoscopy.  





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