Upstate Surgical Associates

At Upstate Surgical Associates, we are dedicated to providing the finest in surgical care for our patients. Our team is skilled in a variety of innovative and minimally invasive procedures to speed recovery and return patients to normal activity as quickly as possible.

Our Philosophy

Upstate Surgical Associates is dedicated to providing quality, personalized and compassionate care. We value the relationships we form with every patient, which are maintained until our patients are completely healed. Our medical team focuses on each patient individually, educating them about their medical condition, treatment options and surgery details.

Our Services

Breast Surgery
Procedures performed in the Breast Care Center at Oconee Memorial Hospital.

Minimally Invasive Surgery
The term “minimally invasive surgery” (including laparoscopy) covers a wide range of techniques designed to minimize scarring, pain and recovery time. Minimally invasive surgical approaches are applicable to a wide variety of abdominal procedures. Our team is skilled in the latest laparoscopic procedures including:

  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Colon Surgery

Oncology (Cancer) Surgery
Surgery is an important part of the cancer treatment process, playing a vital role in diagnosis, staging and removal of cancerous tissue. We guide our patients through every step of cancer treatment, from diagnosis to recovery.

To examine the colon, or large intestine, a colonoscopy is performed on an outpatient basis. A colonoscopy is the most accurate way to detect colon polyps and colon cancer, and the only test where polyps can be removed.

Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
Upper endoscopy is a test performed to evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, bleeding, nausea, vomiting or difficulty swallowing. During the procedure, the lining of the esophagus, stomach and part of the small intestine is examined through a thin, flexible tube with a small light and camera lens, called an endoscope.