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Dr. Aaron Carr joining surgical group

5/25/17 — Aaron Carr, MD, a general surgeon and assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center, will be joining Athens General and Colorectal Surgeons effective June 5.

Dr. Carr specializes in general, foregut and bariatric surgery. At UC Davis in Sacramento, he has practiced within the Division of Foregut and Endometabolic Surgery and has been a Co-instructor of Record for Surgical Education in the School of Medicine.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he was also a NASA Space Center Grant Scholar. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, and to complete his residency in categorical general surgery at Atlanta Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in 2012.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and holds certifications in fundamentals of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Carr has been active in a wide variety of research projects on topics such as diabetes in bariatric surgery patients and single-incision robotic gallbladder surgery. He has written book chapters on bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal physiology, and robotic surgery (in press). His current research interests include comorbidities and outcomes in bariatric surgery, improving treatment for acid reflux, robotic and endoscopic surgical innovation.

As part of St. Mary’s Medical Group, Dr. Carr accepts most major insurance plans and Medicare. Financial assistance may be available to patients who meet criteria.

New patient appointments with Dr. Carr are now being scheduled with a referral from a primary care physician. To schedule an appointment, please call Athens General and Colorectal Surgeons at 706.548-5488. ACGS is located at 740 Prince Ave., Building 2, Athens, and operates a satellite clinic at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, 5401 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro. For more information, please visit

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