Dr. John S. Kennedy, MD

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Dr. John S. Kennedy, MD

General Surgery | Male

Dekalb Surgical Associates PC 2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 730, Decatur, GA 30033 Get Directions
(404) 508-4320

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Dr. Kennedy specializes in General Surgery and practices in Decatur, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Excellent & memorable experience. Dr. Kennedy resolved my husband's issue with a cyst on his back in one short office visit. Done with local anesthesia rather than being put under the knife with general anesthetics which another general surgeon had recommended for my husband even though he is a stroke risk. Dr. Kennedy agreed with us that would not have been a wise choice and proceeded to effectively and efficiently remove the cyst which had bothered my husband for over 6 months. Great job!
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    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Surgery

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abscess
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Aneurysm
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Bile Duct Disorders
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Chest Trauma
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Common Bile Duct Stone
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulitis
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Diseases
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Goiter
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hyperthrophic Scar
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Keloid Scar
    • Laceration
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Liver Diseases and Disorders
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymphadomopathy
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatitis
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Second-Degree Burns
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Thrombosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Ulcer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biliary Drainage
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Fecal Impaction Removal
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hepatectomy
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Skin Grafts
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    • Wound Repair

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    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Kennedy has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement  (6/19/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $600,000.00
      • State: Georgia
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      Sanctions

      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.

    Education

    • Medical School
      Temple University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1982

    • Residency Hospital
      Emory University Affil Hosps

      Completed in 1987

    Awards & Recognition

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    • Media & Publications

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in General Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Kennedy's Office & Staff

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