Meet Our Doctors

David Hayes M.D. FACS

David Hayes MD

David H. Hayes, M.D. FACS

Dr. Hayes graduated cum laude from North Georgia College in 1994 with a degree in biology and a US Army commission in the Medical Corps. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1998. He completed his surgical residency at the prestigious Ochsner Foundation Clinic in New Orleans in 2003. He has been board-certified since 2004 and has deployed with the US Army on three separate occasions as a general surgeon.

As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Medical Association of Georgia, Dr. Hayes takes a special interest in the latest new surgical technologies and techniques.

Dr. Hayes specializes in minimally invasive reflux surgery techniques.

Hospital Affiliations: Piedmont Hospital-Atlanta and Emory Johns Creek Medical Center

Russell Pruitt, M.D., FACS

Dr. Pruitt

Russell Pruitt, M.D., FACS

Dr. Pruitt is a native of Atlanta. He graduated from Emory College in 1987 with a BS in Biology. He subsequently attended Emory University School of Medicine, graduating with an MD in 1991. Dr. Pruitt completed his internship and residency at Carolinas Medical Center in 1996. In 2008, Dr. Pruitt completed a mini fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Pruitt is board certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of SAGES, the Georgia Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons. He serves as a consultant to Ethicon Endosurgery, teaching laparoscopic techniques and laparoscopic suturing to surgeons throughout the United States.

Dr. Pruitt specializes in minimally invasive reflux surgery techniques.

Hospital Affiliations: Piedmont Hospital Atlanta, Wellstar Windy Hill, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital