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Surgery Center

Surgery Center

It is our Misson at Union General Hospital to provide complete preoperative and perioperative services that require surgery, including the post operative phase, to all patients without discrimination.  To embrace the psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of the patients and their families to ensure the best outcome for our patient.

Surgical Services specialties performed at our hospitals include:  

  • General - surgery of the stomach, liver, intestines, appendix, breasts, thyroid gland, salivary glands, some arteries and veins, and the skin.
  • Urology - focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology care of women's reproductive tracts and their babies during pregnancy (prenatal period), childbirth, and postnatal period, as well as surgery on the female reproductive system, in both pregnant and non-pregnant patient.
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, or deformations of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck areas.
  • Podiatry - surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity 
  • Ophthalmology - surgery of the eyes and vision
  • Endoscopy - internal visualization, evaluation, and diagnosis of disease using an instrument with special fiberoptic lighting (endoscope) to visualize a specific body cavity, EGD,, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy 
  • Orthopedics 
  • Plastics 
  • Pain Management
  • Pulmonology
  • Cardiology 

The population serviced includes pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients requiring or seeking surgical intervention or diagnostic testing to diagnose, maintain, or restore an optimum level of wellness.

Our staff provides quality conscious, cost-effective, and competent care with respect for life and dignity at each stage of the human experience.  Surgical Services is staffed with RNs, LPNs, surgical technicians and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).  

In the immediate postoperative phase or post-procedure phase, the patients are under the direct supervision of the anesthesiologist or CRNA, who is responsible for the needs of the patient until discharge from the surgical unit.

Contact us today to learn more about the surgery center or any of our other health services.


Union General Hospital
35 Hospital Rd
Blairsville, GA 30512

  • Director:  Susan Brown, RN


Union General Surgical Associates, General Surgeon, Willis E. Moody, III, MD, FACS, and OR Director, Susan Brown, explain more about our state-of-the-art Surgery Department in the video bleow.


Union General Surgical Associates in Blue Ridge, Georgia is now open and accepting new patients!

Board-certified General Surgeon, Dr. Clifford Thompson brings over 30 years of experience with him along with a passion and commitment for helping his patients.

Surgeries will be performed at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia.

Call (706) 946-1910 for questions or to book an appointment.


Union General Surgical Associates
21 Kimberly Lane, Suite A
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

  • General Surgeon: Clifford Thompson, MD, FACS