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Meet Dr. Carla Roberts from Northside Hospital-Forsyth

Dr. Carla Roberts wants to change the world through compassionate care… and she’s succeeding through her association with Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

Dr. Roberts is a reproductive specialist, gynecologist and endocrinologist. She completed her residency and fellowship at Emory Hospital, holds a Ph.D. in Physiology and Endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia, and has been in practice for 21 years in the Atlanta area. She specializes in reproductive reconstructive surgery for infertility, endometriosis, pelvic pain and congenital abnormalities.

Earlier this year Dr. Roberts left Emory to join Northside Hospital, whose reputation and commitment to women’s services matches her own. She opened Reproductive Surgical Specialists at Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming, which specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of female reproductive abnormalities in patients 8 years and up. Their broad array of services include pelvic reconstruction, fallopian tube recanalization, treatment of fibroids, gynecological, reproductive and laparoscopic surgery, tubal ligation reversal and pediatric gynecology. As a skilled surgeon, Dr. Roberts has access to the most advanced robotic surgical team and latest equipment at Northside Hospital, which has the distinction of ranking in the top 5% in the U.S. for GYN robotic procedures.

“I was given a huge opportunity in the education I received in college, graduate school and medical school,” she says. “I’m proud of being able to take my training and truly help the lives of others. Although I am Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, within that field I specialize in not only treating patients with endometriosis and pelvic pain, but am also a reproductive reconstructive surgeon. This means I am one of very few surgeons nationwide who surgically treat female patients born with an abnormal vagina, uterus, or cervix. For the patient with pelvic pain that interferes with every aspect of daily life, having that pain successfully treated changes their entire lifestyle.

“For the young girl born with abnormal reproductive organs: well, imagine a uterus that could not maintain a pregnancy until it was surgically corrected. After her surgery, your patient gets pregnant and delivers her first child. Or imagine further, the young girl born without a vagina and, as her surgeon, you create one for her. Being a part of the process that changes someone’s life in that dramatic way…that is the reward.”

For Dr. Roberts, it’s not just about treating patients.

“It’s about training those who will treat them long after you are gone,” she says. “I want to be remembered not only for the impact that I have had on my patient’s lives, but also for that many medical students, residents and fellows that I trained during my decades-long career at an academic institutions. Like our children who use us as their role models years after they have left the home, my students have the ability to do what I taught them to do, when they are ready.”

Reproductive Surgical Specialists is located at 1800 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 380, Cumming. For more information, visit ReproductiveSurgicalSpecialists.com or call 770.292.2670.