Dr. John McHugh, MD

Dr. John McHugh, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. John McHugh, MD is an urology specialist in Gainesville, GA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in urology.Read his story

660 Lanier Park Dr Ste A

Gainesville, GA 30501

Contact Information

(770) 535-0000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McHugh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Stones
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. McHugh's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. McHugh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McHugh "Dr. McHugh grew up in LaGrange, Georgia and was a cadet at North Georgia College in Dahlonega receiving a degree in Chemistry. He went to medical school in Augusta, where he was president of his class, and then continued there to complete his urological residency. He has practiced urology in Gainesville, Ga with the same group and in the same location for thirty years. He has been married to his wife, Karen, since 1979. They have three children. Dr. McHugh was treated for prostate cancer in 2007 and subsequently authored a book regarding helping patients decide how to treat their cancer. The title "The Decision: Your prostate biopsy shows cancer. Now what?" has been in the top ten on Amazon since it was published in 2010. He enjoys seeing patients for a "Prostate cancer opinion" in light of his having been the doctor and the patient and each patient is given his book to help in the decision making process. He loves anything that pertains to being around or in water, dogs, hiking, history and writing. "The Decision" and other books he's written can be seen on Amazon by searching: John McHugh M.D. Amazon Author Page. He is one of Georgia's most experienced urologists performing Microscopic Vasectomy Reversals. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McHugh "Interactive and personal care in which the patient has a large role in the decision making procerss and the treatment chosen. A physcian should have a ready wit: A dour outlook is repulsive to the well and the sick alike."

1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

63  Conditions Treated

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30  Procedures

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Green Light Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microsurgery Vasectomy Reversal
  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 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.


  • North Georgia College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Medical College of Georga
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McHugh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McHugh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McHugh to family and friends
230 total reviews (171 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (230)

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Dr. McHugh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (171)

Easy, Professional, and Efficient.
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I searched for a Urologist who would be open to my thoughts and questions. I had Cyberknife treatment for Gleason 3+4=7 prostate cancer 3 years ago. I recently experienced frequent gross hematuria, and looked for a doctor who had experience in treating post-radiation patients like myself Dr...more
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I would recommend Dr. McHugh to anyone! He is 1 of the few Doctors I have ever been to that will really explain test results and options that you can understand. He actually talks to you and listens to what you have to say. He cares about how you are doing. GOD Bless you Dr. McHugh and Thank you
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Dr McHugh and staff are my hero’s, I can never see myself going anywhere else! Dr McHugh has been placed no other doctor has been, lol.
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would highly recommend to family and friends
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