Dr. Gerald A. Helms, MD

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 51

61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120
Marietta, GA 30060
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Dr. Helms' Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
677 Church St NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Wellstar Cobb Hospital
3950 Austell Rd
Austell, GA 30106

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WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery
WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery
61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120
Marietta, GA 30060
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    Dr. Helms' Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    Background Check for Dr. Helms

    1 Malpractice Claim

    • Settlement  (3/7/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $550,000.00
    • State: Georgia
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
    Graduated in 1998

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

    Residency Hospital

    University Of New Mexico / Main Campus

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Helms & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Helms' Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Wellstar Cobb Hospital

    • Wellstar Douglas Hospital

    • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0
    • 4 responses
    • 1 review

    5 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Cartersville, GA |

    He has a great bed side manner. Was very caring and so nice. Great Doctor!! Really spent time with me going over everything.

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    Office Locations

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    WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery
    61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 424-9732 (Office)
    (770) 421-0228 (Fax)
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