Dr. Sidney L. Stapleton is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is a graduate of Emory University and Emory University School of Medicine, and completed his surgical training at the University of Virginia before serving in the United States Air Force. He has been in the practice of general surgery in Atlanta since 1974.
Dr. Steinberg performs all types of laparoscopic and open hernia surgeries. His practice emphasizes the minimally invasive approach to manage benign and malignant diseases of the breast, colon, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.
Dr. Steinberg is the Medical Director of the Surgical Weight Loss Center at Dekalb Medical. This center has been designated as an ASMBS Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery. He has performed over 2,000 laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and lap band procedures for morbid obesity.
He has also served as the Chief of the Department of Surgery at DeKalb Medical and is on the Board of Directors of the DeKalb Surgical Alliance.
Practicing general surgery since 2005, Dr. Rashid completed her fellowship in the sub-specialty of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery. In addition to minimally invasive general surgery, a large part of her practice is breast and bariatric surgery. She has performed over 1,000 laparoscopic bariatric surgeries with great success.
Dr. Rashid is board certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She is currently the Chief of the Department of Surgery at DeKalb Medical and served as the Vice Chief from 2012 to 2014. In addition, she serves on the following committees: Cancer Liaison Physician, Surgical Quality Improvement, Clinical Quality, OR Committee, among others. She is the 2015 Secretary for the DeKalb Medical Society.