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The only fully accredited surgical group in Athens, providing compassionate care for over 20 years to the greater Athens area, including Madison, Huntsville, and beyond.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality surgical care to our extended community in a caring and competent fashion. We have performed thousands of successful surgeries utilizing the most advanced techniques to maximize your results and minimize your pain. Let us serve you next.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Weekend Closed
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General Surgery


Laparoscopic technique allows us to make smaller surgical incisions thanks to the use of a small insertable camera. This minimally invasive type of surgery offers lower risk, less bleeding and faster recovery time. By reducing trauma to the body with this surgery, you can more quickly return to the life you love.


EGD & colonoscopy

EGDs and colonoscopies are endoscopic procedures which are critical diagnostic tools. Should you have symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, or blood in the GI tract, these procedures can help determine if you have internal complications. EGDs and colonoscopies could identify the source of your discomfort, as well as spot potentially cancerous growths.

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Hemodialysis Access Procedures


If you are in need of hemodialysis, it is critical to have a safe and easily accessible access point. At Surgical Services of Athens, we perform new arteriovenous access placement as well as access revision, angiography and stenting after access placement if necessary.

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We are extremely skilled in performing exploratory cancer surgery, including biopsies and tumor removal for common cancers. From mastectomies for breast cancer and colon resections for colon cancer, to skin cancer surgeries with concomitant sentinel lymph node biopsies, we work closely with your oncologist to maximize success.

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Seemingly miraculous, our Cynosure Smartlipo Triplex laser targets problems areas of fat using a small incision through which a thin laser fiber accesses fat cells. The Smartlipo laser melts your fat which is then suctioned away, while tightening the tissue around the area to achieve a smoother appearance.

Burns, Lacerations, Avulsions, Etc.


At Surgical Services of Athens, we treat not only the wound itself, but its underlying causes. We utilize the most advanced wound-healing techniques, including skin grafting, skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

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With over 30 years of combined surgical experience, Doctors Noel, Rayburn and Koonce are proud to serve the Alabama community. Welcome to our family for friendly care, great outcomes and faster, better recovery.

Paul E. Noel MD, FACS

Paul E. Noel MD, FACS

General Surgeon
Seth D. Rayburn MD, FACS

Seth D. Rayburn MD, FACS

General Surgeon
Cassidy J. Koonce MD, FACS

Cassidy J. Koonce MD, FACS

General Surgeon