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

Put a Stop to Starting Over

Weight loss journeys are as varied as the people who embark on them. In fact, one person can go on several weight loss journeys, each of which is different from the last. Some people don’t need to exercise and only change the way they eat. Others are the exact opposite, eating whatever they want as long as they hit the gym every day. Some people … Continue reading Put a Stop to Starting Over

That South Georgia Aesthetic

The most reassuring words any surgeon can tell a patient are, “If I would do this operation to you, I would do it to one of my family members.” That’s exactly what Dr. G. Courtney Houston tells every patient who walks through the doors of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center in Thomasville, Georgia. “I’ve always practiced that way,” Dr. Houston said of his medical philosophy. “I … Continue reading That South Georgia Aesthetic