Dr. Chitra Sambasivan

Dr. Chitra Sambasivan

Dr. Chitra Sambasivan holds dual board certifications in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery. She completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship and specializes in advanced laparoscopic procedures, as well as management of benign anorectal conditions.

Dr. Chitra Sambasivan


Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

General Surgery Training

Oregon Health and Science University

Medical Education

Temple University School of Medicine

Areas of Special Interest

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Sphincter-Preserving Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer including Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer
  • High Resolution Anoscopy for Anal Warts/Condyloma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Anal Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Fecal Incontinence

Dr. Sambasivan is a board certified, fellowship trained surgeon who provides evaluation and treatment for a wide range of conditions requiring colon and rectal surgery.

Minimally-invasive surgery, also called laparoscopic surgery, uses high-definition imaging technology and precision instruments, which allows surgeons to work through only a few tiny incisions. Minimally-invasive surgery is the standard of care and is Dr. Sambasivan’s preferred surgical approach to treatment.

Compared with traditional “open” surgery, minimally invasive surgery generally offers the following advantages:

  • Smaller scars and/or fewer incisions

  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Dramatically reduced bleeding and postoperative pain

Clinic Locations

Southern Regional Medical Center

The Center for Advanced Surgical Care

located on the Terrace Level of the SRMC Women's Life Center

11 Upper Riverdale Road SW

Riverdale, GA 30274

Phone: 770-897-7546
Fax: 770-991-8521