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The Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is committed to providing the highest level of surgical care, training the next generation of surgeons, and integrating our knowledge and skills into research that keeps us at the forefront of the surgical frontier.


The Department of Surgery provides state of the art care using technologically advanced equipment and innovative programs including:

  • Cardiac OR Robotic Suite
  • Adult & Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Hybrid & Interventional Cardiology Procedures
  • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplants
  • Robotic Surgery for Urology, Oncology and Otolaryngology
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Endovascular Intervention
  • Sophisticated EP Procedures with CT Surgery Support
  • Trauma Center for Adults & Pediatrics 

Research and teaching are a tremendous part of our efforts. We strive to keep our students, house staff and faculty involved in the development of new educational programs, clinical trials and innovative procedures. Remarkable students compete for placement in our residency programs and our graduates move on to leadership positions in private practice and academic medicine.

Contact Us

Department of Surgery

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
1120 15th Street, BI 4076, Augusta, GA 30912



Surgery Sections

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Minimal Invasive Surgery

Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Surgical Oncology


Trauma & Critical Care



Surgery News

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National veteran dataset will help dissect mental illness, prostate cancer connections

There appears to be an unhealthy synergy between mental illness and prostate cancer, and researchers are working to dissect the relationship by first assembling the largest dataset ever of veterans with either condition or both.

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Whole body vibration shakes up microbiome, reduces inflammation in diabetes

In the face of diabetes, a common condition in which glucose and levels of destructive inflammation soar, whole body vibration appears to improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to deter inflammation, investigators report.

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New urine tests for bladder cancer may improve patient outcomes, reduce procedures, costs

MCG scientists hope non-invasive and better tests that measure a gene variant commonly found in bladder cancer could help improve patient outcomes.


O’Keeffe named MCG chief of trauma, trauma medical director for AU Health

Dr. Terence O’Keeffe has been named chief of the Section of Trauma/Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery in the MCG Department of Surgery.