In August 2015, Dr. Chris Powell moved with his family to Carrollton and joined West Georgia Urology Associates. A long time Georgia native, Dr. Powell is happy to return home. He received his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University before obtaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2010. His surgical internship, urologic surgery residency and chief residency were completed at the University of Kansas Medical Center and affiliated hospitals including Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center.
While in residency Dr. Powell was recognized for several accomplishments including; Outstanding Case Presentation Award at the Society of Fetal Urology Annual Meeting, 1st place in the South Central Section of the American Urological Association Resident Essay Contest, 1st place in the Department of Urology Resident Research Contest, and an Excellence in Residency Award nomination by mentored medical students. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
While he enjoys all facets of urology practice his primary focus will be the treatment of urologic cancers (kidney, adrenal, bladder, prostate, penile, testicle, and urachal malignancies) and robotic surgery. While in training he participated in over 100 robotic cases and is happy to bring this treatment option to Carrollton.
Introducing Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
This technology involves the use of a robotic surgical platform (da Vinci, Intuitive Surgical Systems) which consists of a surgeon console (this is where the surgeon controls the robot), 4-arm robot (one arm controls a high definition camera; the other three arms control instruments with EndoWrist® technology), and a bedside surgical assistant.