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Southwell announces opening of new specialty care clinic in Valdosta

Southwell recently announced the opening of their newest clinic in Valdosta, Southwell Specialty Care.

The clinic, located at 2922-C North Oak St. in Valdosta, will offer bariatric surgical services as well as orthopedic services. Dr. Wes Turton, bariatric surgeon with South Georgia Surgical and Dr. Kyle Fleck, orthopedic surgeon with Georgia Sports Medicine, are now seeing patients at the new clinic.

Dr. Turton is a board-certified general surgeon with expertise in bariatrics. With more than 2,000 bariatric procedures performed, Dr. Turton specializes in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. He will perform bariatric surgeries at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton but is available to see patients in Valdosta for their consultations and follow up visits.

Dr. Turton earned his medical degree and completed residency training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Fleck’s services include orthopedic surgery, focusing on shoulder, elbow, and knee procedures, including total shoulder and knee arthroplasty.  He has also been trained in all Sports Medicine injuries as well as non-surgical interventions.  Dr. Fleck will perform procedures at Southwell Medical hospital in Adel and Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.

A native of Valdosta, Dr. Fleck earned his medical degree from Mercer University in Macon. He followed with Orthopedic Residency Training at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville and a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Jackson. Dr. Fleck is Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Drs. Turton and Fleck accept most insurance plans at Southwell Specialty Clinic.

“We are very excited to bring these new specialties to the Lowndes and Valdosta community. Drs. Turton and Fleck are both highly trained and experienced surgeons, and we look forward to the level of care they will bring to the area,” says Claire Byrnes, Senior Vice President Ambulatory Services for Southwell.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fleck, call (229) 386-5222, and call (229) 382-9733 for Dr. Turton. Visit mysouthwell.com for more information.