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Featured Surgeon

  • Michael B. Hoover, M.D.
    Undergraduate:
    Vanderbilt University
    Medical School:
    Emory University of Medicine
    Residency:
    Emory University of Medicine
    Certification:
    American Board of Surgery and Fellow, American College of Surgeons.
  • The Dangers of Texting and Driving

    While there have always been distracted drivers on the road, the constant use of cell phones, especially among teenagers, has brought the problem to near-epidemic proportions.
    That’s why our surgeons have joined with St. Mary's Trauma Department and local law enforcement to speak to high school students about the dangers of texting and driving. The program also features a video with powerful testimonials from teenagers who chose to text and drive and now must live with the consequences of killing another person as a result.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm occurs when a section of the aorta in the abdomen weakens and bulges at the site of an aneurysm, similar to a weak spot that bulges on a worn bicycle tire. Aneurysms can develop slowly over time, often with no symptoms. If an aneurysm expands too quickly, it may leak or rupture and cause life-threatening internal bleeding.

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more commonly found on the legs where they often cause a feeling of heaviness, burning or pain.