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George C. Issacs, M.D. – General Surgeon

Dr. Isaacs is a board-certified general surgeon who has been in practicing in Wilson, NC since 2007. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama and completed his general surgery training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. He performs a variety of general surgery procedures. His skill set includes both open and laparoscopic procedures to treat colon cancer and diverticulitis, gallbladder disease, hernias, and other intra-abdominal surgeries (splenectomy, Tenckhoff catheter insertions, appendectomy, and paraesophageal hernia repairs). 

Outside the abdomen, Dr. Isaacs is well versed in breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery, and he regularly attends and is involved with the multidisciplinary breast clinic and tumor board/conference. From a vascular standpoint, he performs vascular access procedures for dialysis patients in need of arteriovenous fistula creation or graft placement in the upper extremities. He has an interest in venous disease of the lower extremity and performs office-based procedures to treat varicose veins and venous ulcers. 

As the medical director of the Wilson Wound Healing Center, he sees patients one afternoon per week at that facility treating chronic wounds and incorporating the latest technology in regards to wound care (skin grafts, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and other biologic grafts).
William L. Rucker, M.D. – General Surgeon

Dr. Rucker is a fully board-certified general surgeon who completed residency training at ECU in 1985 and then practiced in the University Hospital setting in Greenville for 20 years prior to moving to Wilson. He has experience in abdominal, vascular, endocrine, cancer and breast surgery as well as endoscopy and laparoscopy. With an interest in missions, he has operated in mission hospitals in Kenya a number of times. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Cekada – General Surgeon 

Dr. Cekada is board certified in general surgery and specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, pediatric surgery and oncologic surgery – including breast and colon. Dr. Cekada joins Wilson Surgical Associates from Novant Health Salisbury Surgical Associates in Salisbury, NC, where he practiced for 11 years. 

This past year, Dr. Cekada was an Associate Professor at Campbell University. He has previously served as Chief of Surgery at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and Chief of General Surgery at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Cekada received his medical degree from East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, NC. He completed his internship and surgical residency training at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Cekada is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, American Medical Association and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Cekada is currently accepting new patients. 
Ruth H. Huffman, PA–C – Physician Assistant 

Mrs. Huffman completed her undergraduate work at North Carolina State University. She continued on to obtain a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from East Carolina University, with a strong interest in general surgery. She assists our surgeons in the operating room, participates in making hospital rounds, and sees patients in the outpatient clinical setting. She works effectively with our surgeons to provide quality perioperative care.
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