Gina E. Heath-Washburn, MD, FACS

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Board-Certified: American Board of Surgery

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

MD: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS

Surgical Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Driven to contribute to the lives of others

“I chose to become a physician because I love interacting with people, and I wanted to make a positive contribution to the lives of others. Once I started my surgical rotation in medical school, I knew right away that I wanted to be a surgeon. I found it challenging and stimulating, and I enjoyed the variety of cases that were involved. But what was most appealing to me is that surgery is a very direct and immediate way of contributing to people’s lives. People come with a real need and leave with a resolution. Today, I still enjoy the challenges, I still enjoy the variety and I know no greater reward or personal satisfaction than making a positive difference for others.”

The heartfelt, person-to-person care every patient deserves

“While I am a physician and a surgeon, I am a person first and foremost, and so are my patients. I try to relate to patients personally, to put myself in their shoes and give them the attention and compassion I would want for myself or my kids. This is an important reason behind my special interest in pediatric surgery. I love being a mother, I love my kids and I have always loved being around children. Like everyone else, children deserve excellent surgical care, and nothing is better than helping make a sick child well. And as a woman, I also have a special interest in breast surgery. Basically, I’m interested in helping people get better because I, too, am a person. What I do is a collaboration with the patient, from providing complete information to giving my heartfelt best at every turn.”

Dr. Heath-Washburn is active in the lives of her husband and two children and is very involved in church activities. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, reading, playing tennis and bicycling.

To schedule an appointment or physician referral, call Dr. Heath-Washburn at (601) 944-1781 or request an appointment online.