Dr. Hughes practices a full range of general, thoracic and bariatric surgery. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Iraq war.
Dr. Hughes attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude. He received his medical degree along with a master’s degree in Public Health from the Duke University School of Medicine. Following a general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Dr. Hughes spent five years in the U.S. Air Force, initially stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Then he completed an additional year of thoracic surgery training at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. He spent his last two years in the Air Force as a general and thoracic surgeon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, serving two tours in Iraq during this time.
The physicians at Riverside Surgical Group are specialists in minimally invasive surgery. They perform laparoscopic, thoracic, bariatric and general surgery, incorporating the latest technology available. The other physicians in the practice are Dr. Marc Antonetti, M.D., FACS; Dr. Jim Givens, M.D., FACS; and Dr. Glen Strickland, M.D., FACS. For more information on Dr. Hughes and Riverside Surgical Group, please visit www.lexmed.com.