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From microscopic vasectomy reversals in our Ambulatory Surgery Center to minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci robot,  the physicians and staff of Northeast Georgia Urological Associates have you covered.                                        Serving Northeast Georgia for Over 30 years.




John C McHugh, M.D.
Dr. McHugh is a board-certified urologist who has been practicing in Gainesville since 1986. He grew up in LaGrange, Georgia. He was a cadet at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia, before attending medical school in Augusta, Georgia.  He performed his urological residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  Dr. McHugh is board-certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology. He and his wife Karen have three children.  He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, GA.

Dr. McHugh has authored a book about the decision making process for the newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient, The Decision: Your prostate biopsy shows cancer. Now what? Medical insight, personal stories, and humor by a urologist who has been where you are now.

Dr McHugh's book is the #1 book on Amazon's Kindle for the subject of prostate cancer. It is also the most common book purchased with Dr. Patrick Walsh's book, the #1 book in the world about prostate cancer.

Over 200,000 times a year a patient will leave his urologist’s office having been told he has prostate cancer.  What the patient thought to be a disease of old men from which they do not die, now presents a very complicated and frustrating dilemma about what treatment to pursue. The newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient does not need a definitive text book on prostate cancer; rather, he needs to know what is pertinent and specific to him in making a decision on how to treat it. The Decision offers the reader an insider’s view to the key issues necessary for a well thought out treatment plan that is unique to him.  Drawing upon his experience in treating prostate cancer for over twenty years, as well as having been through the decision making and treatment process as patient himself uniquely qualifies Dr. McHugh as a mentor to the reader. His book outlines a novel and multi-faceted approach to aid the newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient in making his “Decision.” Available in both book and Kindle formats at Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobel.


Dr. Sharpe received his bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1994 and his Medical Degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in urology at Emory University in 2005. He is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He has vast experience in  minimally invasive treatment of urologic oncology and vaginal prolapse with the Da Vinci robot. He and his wife Victoria have two boys.

Dr. Sharpe treats all urological conditions but has a special interests in prostate cancer, vaginal prolapse, kidney cancer, and erectile dysfunction. Prior to joining Northeast Georgia Urological Associates he was instrumental in expanding the minimally invasive treatment options and making these options more widely available to the patients of North Alabama. He was the area's first and most experienced robotic surgeon, offering robotic surgery for kidney cancer, cystocele/pelvic prolapse, and kidney drainage reconstruction ( i.e. pyeloplasty ). He was also the first urologist in that area to perform complete laparoscopic procedures such as kidney radiofrequency treatment of renal tumors, pyeloplasty, and pure laparoscopic nephrectomy in that area.


Christie Woodruff R.N.,FNP-C life-long native of Gainesville, has over 30 years of a wide variety of medical experience. She is well versed in general medical practice. She has been instrumental in managing an ambulatory surgery center and is active in the White County community as the clinical director of Caring Hands Health Clinic in Cleveland, Ga. She is a welcomed addition to the Northeast Georgia Urological team. She has a particular interest in kidney stones and female voiding disorders to include recurrent urinary tract infections, incontinence, and interstitial cystitis. Christie has recently completed the Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulator certification in Minneapolis, MN. Her attention to the urologic needs of our female patients has been invaluable to our practice.










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