Charles Anderson, MD

Charles Anderson, MD

Thoracic Surgery Columbus, GA


Office Address

  • 2300 Manchester Expressway
    Butler Pavillion, Suite 1007
    Columbus, GA 31904
    Phone: (706) 596-8200
    Fax: (706) 322-8483

Charles Anderson, MD

Thoracic Surgery Columbus, GA



  • I perform a wide range of open cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures as well as many minimally invasive procedures. I am currently interested in developing minimally invasive program initiatives for hybrid revascularization and atrial fibrillation. My main focus continues to be in robotic cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Minimally Invasive Thoracic
  • Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery; Reconstruction; Robotic cardiothoracic surgery; ventricular assist devices; a. fib and chest wall reconstruction. I develop surgical instrumentation and closure devices for high risk sternal dehiscence pts.

Education & Medical Training

  • Creighton University School of MedicineCreighton University School of Medicine
  • Creighton University
  • Ochsner Clinic FoundationOchsner Clinic Foundation
  • Tripler Army Medical CenterTripler Army Medical Center
  • University of TennesseeUniversity of Tennessee

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • GA State Medical LicenseGA State Medical License2012 - 2015
  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License2006 - 2015
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery, 1999
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery, 2003

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Achievement AwardThe Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1998
  • First Place in the Gary P. Wratten Trauma Paper CompetitionWalter Reed Army Hospital, 1998
  • First Place in the American College of Surgeons Committee on TraumaAmerican College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, 1998

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Aortic Graft Protection by Tissue Engineering with Vascularized Seromuscular Enteric Pedicles in a Porcine Model of Combined Abdominal Trauma: A Prospective Randomize...  Anderson CA, Sawyer MJ, Cordts PR, DeMaioribus CA, Barcia PJ, Digestive Surgery
  • Sleeve Resection of a Transcarinal Bronchial Carcinoid After Laser Debulking.  Mulloy MR, Anderson CA, Laos O, Weiman D, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Seromuscular Enteric Pedicles and Prosthetic Aortic Graft Complications in a Porcine Abdominal Trauma Model.  Anderson CA, Sawyer AJ, Cordts PA, Cordts PR, Demaioribus CA, Mauschuetz KN, Digestive Surgery

Books/Book Chapters

  • General Surgery Board Examination Review.  
    Healy JT, Nelson JM, Anderson CA, Sawyer MAJ
    Editors: .Foundation for Surgical Education Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Edition 2nd,
  • General Surgery Board Examination Review. Chapter: Clinical Aspects of General Systems 
    Chasen AB, Sawyer MAJ, Anderson CA, Nelson JM, Meyer MS
    Editors: Sawyer MAJ.Foundation for Surgical Education Press, Kaneohe, Hawaii
    Edition 2nd,
  • General Surgery Board Examination Review.  Page 33 - 36
    Healy JT, Nelson JM, Anderson CA, Sawyer MAJ
    Editors: .TAMC, Honolulu, HI


  • Aortic Graft Protection with Enteric Pedicles. Michael J. Sawyer, The Pacific Coast Surgical Association Annual Meeting, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur
  • Small Bowel Pedicle for Aortic Graft Protection: A Pilot Study. Michael J. Sawyer, 16th World Congress of the Collegium International Chirugiae Digestive, Madrid, Spain
  • Case Series Of Two Types Of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias Presenting In Adults And Repaired With Minimally Invasive Robotic Techniques. Anderson CA, ISMICS meeting, Los Angeles, California


  • The High Risk Sternum: A Role For Rigid Fixation. Multiple locations, 2008, 2009
  • Design, Development and Status – PROACT 2010. Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • An Unusual Complication of Percutaneous Tracheostomy in a Patient with H1N1 "Swine Flu". ISMICS meeting, Berlin, Germany


  • DaVinci Cardiothoracic Minimally Invasive Surgery Program (2009-present) Chief 2008 - 2012
  • Robotics Credentialing Committee Member 2008 - 2012
  • Compensation Committee (2008-present) Member 2008 - 2012
  • Ethics Committee Member 2004 - 2005
  • Cardiac Care Committee Co-Chairman 2002 - 2003
  • Trauma / Critical Care Committee Member 2002 - 2003
  • Army Select Delegate to the Resident Physicians Section, AMA Delegate 1994 - 1998
  • Hospital Education Committee Resident Representative, Surgery (1994-1998) Resident Representative 1994 - 1998
  • Graduate Education Subcommittee, Resident Representative (1994-1998) Resident Representative 1994 - 1998
  • General Surgery Class Representative, Intern Class Class representative 1991 - 1992

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Medical Groups

  • Emory Healthcare

Industry Relationships

  • consultantKLS-Martin
    2011 - Present
    Consult on complicated sternal dehiscence patients and appropriate applications for the Talon System
    Disclosure: Consultant fee
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