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Harris Regional Hospital welcomes general surgeon, Dr. Robles to Franklin

FRANKLIN – Harris Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome board-certified general surgeon Gilberto Robles, MD to Harris Surgical Associates. Dr. Robles will see patients at Harris Medical Park Franklin provides quality care at a more convenient location for patients residing within and around Macon County. . Dr. Robles specializes in breast surgery, skin surgery, soft tissue, gastroenterological surgery, general surgery, colorectal surgery, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He joins Dr. Robles joins Allison Palumbo, MD, Ryan Marshall, DO, and Joshua Pratt, DO in providing general surgery services to those in Jackson, Macon, Swain, and Graham County, and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Robles graduated from Instituto Cultural de Occidente in Mazatlan, Mexico, and completed his general surgery residency at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, NY. After, Dr. Robles moved to Franklin, NC, and practiced general surgery here for the past 27 years. He will continue to serve patients in Franklin and the surrounding Macon County area through Harris Medical Park in Franklin.

Dr. Robles has a passion for providing quality healthcare, “I always wanted to return to a smaller town to practice. When I visited Franklin, I knew it was the place I wanted to live. My father practiced general surgery growing up in our small town, and I wanted to do the same. I love the close-knit feel of a rural community and believe in providing quality healthcare to small-town residents.” He resides in Franklin alongside his wife and their two children where they frequently white-water kayak, raft, and horseback ride.

“Dr. Robles has served our communities well for his entire career and will continue to do so at Harris Medical Park in Franklin. He will be a great complement to the general surgery team, joining Dr. Palumbo, Dr. Marshall, and Dr. Pratt in helping us provide convenient access to those we serve in Macon County.” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital.

The Franklin location for Harris Surgical Associates is located at 55 Holly Springs Park Dr, Franklin, NC 28734. For more information, visit the Find a Doctor page on or call 844.414.DOCS to book your appointment today.


About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital 

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County. 

 Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.


About LifePoint Health®

 LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint Health” or the “Company” used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare 

 Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint’s experience in community-based hospital management and Duke’s world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality, and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.

One Comment

  1. Susan Sanders Susan Sanders April 5, 2021

    Dr Robles will be a great addition to Harris team !

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