Surgery South, P.C. was established by Dr. Escalera in 1979, when he joined the staff at the newly opened Henry General Hospital in Stockbridge, Georgia. In 1994 the practice was reorganized under its current name with a mission of expanding surgical services to the southern half of the metropolitan Atlanta area and provide state of the art general surgery services to Piedmont Henry Hospital and Southern Regional Medical Center.
Surgery South consists of Dr. Gustavo Escalera, Dr. Brian Myers, Dr. Manhoar Nallathambi, Dr. Ahmad Nuriddin and Dr. Shikha Srivastava. We are the only general surgery group practice on the south side of the metropolitan Atlanta area. As a group we always have additional surgical expertise to help with surgery and for intragroup consultations for complex cases and situations. When needed a Surgery South surgeon will be assisted by another Surgery South surgeon who is a board certified experienced surgeon. There are no medical students or residents operating on Surgery South patients.
Surgery South surgeons have distinguished themselves by being the first on the southside of Atlanta to perform general surgery laparoscopic procedures such as laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder, laparoscopic reflux (GERD) surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, video and radio guided surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and lymph nodes. Our surgeons also perform minimally invasive breast biopsies and breast conservation surgeries. The practice was the first to perform percutaneous tracheostomies for patients with severe respiratory problems and were instrumental in introducing the technique of percutaneous endoscopic placement of gastric feeding tubes.
Surgery South surgeons have also distinguished themselves by participating actively in the armed forces of our country. Brigadier General Escalera was mobilized as an army surgeon to the Middle East in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Commander Myers was mobilized in 2003 as a naval surgeon during operation Iraqi Freedom.
And in Surgery South’s continuing mission to make sure our patients have the latest, most effective, safe and minimally invasive procedures available to them, our surgeons continue to keep current in surgical knowledge and procedures by attending numerous national and international scientific congresses and seminars every year.