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Northeast Georgia Physicians Group – Getting You Past the Pain

With the population growing in and around Gwinnett County and people living longer than ever, there’s a good chance that either you or someone you know has trouble with joint pain. In fact, more than 1 million Americans have a joint replacement surgery each year. That’s why Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is expanding – to get you past the pain.

Dr. Robert Wood is now seeing patients and performing joint replacement surgeries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Gainesville – which is 30-minute or less drive from most parts of Gwinnett County. He joins the group’s other two joint replacement experts, Dr. Darrell Scales and Dr. Gregory Woods, who both operate at NGMC Braselton – which is conveniently located off I-85 near Chateau Elan.

With more than 65 years of combined experience performing total joint replacements, the NGPG Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine team is recognized for patient satisfaction and successful outcomes. Minimally-invasive procedures like anterior approach hip replacement and partial knee replacements get patients back on their feet in days, instead of weeks, after surgery – and keep them happy and active for years.

You’re always close to an NGPG Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine office, given seven locations across the region: Dacula, Braselton, Bethlehem, Jefferson, Gainesville, Dawsonville and Cleveland.

Our team also provides athletic training and medical services to a number of area high schools and colleges. With the number of students playing sports on the rise, it’s never been more important for healthcare providers to be on-site to provide immediate help. Rounding out an athletic organization’s healthcare team, our athletic trainers work with one of NGPG’s licensed orthopedic or sports medicine physicians and connect with athletic directors, administrators, coaches and families.

Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, or are simply considering joint replacement, we are ready to help using the latest technology, advanced procedures and the compassionate care you deserve. For more information, or to schedule an appointment by phone or online, call 770-848-6190 or visit