Melton Uses Personal Experience to Help Treat Patients

Dr. Howard Melton, general surgeon at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, has practiced in Moultrie, Georgia, since 1996. During his tenure as a general surgeon, he has had the opportunity to perform a diverse portfolio of procedures. “General surgery includes anything from straightforward hernias or removal of the gallbladder to appendicitis and endoscopies all the way up to breast cancers, colon cancers, vascular procedures, and various … Continue reading Melton Uses Personal Experience to Help Treat Patients

More Than a Headache

To see Maria Lane Wells is to see a picture of health. A lifelong fitness nut, Wells has worked out daily since she was 18 years old. If the gym door was open, Wells was walking through it. She not only worked out for her benefit but spent a great deal of her adult life as a personal trainer to others. If there was ever … Continue reading More Than a Headache

Surgical Technology: The Backbone of Surgery

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Allied Health programs offer students in the 11 counties they serve the opportunity to join the world of medicine in many unique ways. Students can enter the medical field through dental assisting, medical assisting, nursing – both LPN and RN, or as x-ray technicians through radiological technology and several other programs. One program many do not hear much about is surgical … Continue reading Surgical Technology: The Backbone of Surgery

180-Degree Turn on Life 

The Sterling Bariatric Center in Moultrie, Georgia, essentially reshapes individual’s lives through gastric sleeve surgery in which a majority of the stomach is surgically cut and removed. Matthew Cavin, a 32-year-old systems administrator at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, was one of those individuals whose life was changed by the decision to do the procedure. Dr. Howard Melton was the physician on the case, and Cavin … Continue reading 180-Degree Turn on Life 

Get Your Life Back With Bariatric Surgery

Sterling Center Bariatrics affords patients a second chance. For some, it is the chance to start over; for others, it is the chance to save their lives. Marissa Phillips, a 25-year-old accountant from Homerville, Georgia, is one of those success stories. Phillips underwent a gastric sleeve procedure in June 2017. The procedure works by removing over half of the stomach and then sewing the remaining … Continue reading Get Your Life Back With Bariatric Surgery