Our Physicians Surgical Associates of Warner Robins, P.C. Warner Robins

Serving the counties of Middle Georgia

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Our physicians are all certified by the American Board of Surgery. To be board certified, a surgeon must have completed college, four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate study (internship and residency), practiced as a surgeon for two years and pass a certifying exam.

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  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Georgia Medical Association

  • American Society of General Surgeons

  • Georgia Medical Society

They are also members of the following organizations:

  • Assistant Professor, The Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of General Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


At Surgical Associates of Warner Robins, P.C., our physicians are interested in educating and training future physicians.  

Our physicians hold the following academic appointments:

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Michael A. Hellwege, MD FACS

Dr. Hellwege earned his BS from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981 and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the same institution in 1985. Both his internship and residency were spent at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta from 1985-1990. Dr. Hellwege joined the practice in 1990, and has been a resident of Warner Robins since 1990.  He and his wife have raised their three sons in Warner Robins. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and playing golf in his spare time.

T. Kent McBride, MD FACS

Dr. McBride graduated from the University of California with a BS in Biology in 1980. In 1984 he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. McBride served his internship and residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. He served in a pediatric surgical externship at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California and a surgical oncology externship at City of Hope Cancer Center. In 1989 Dr. McBride transferred to Robins Air Force Base to serve as Chief of Surgical Services and joined the practice in 1991.   He is currently the Chief of Surgery at Houston Medical Center.  He has been a resident of Warner Robins since 1989. He and his wife have three sons.  They live in Warner Robins and have raised all three of their boys in Warner Robins.  He enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, paddle boarding and exercising daily.

Silvie Harrington, MD FACS

Dr. Harrington received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2011, Dr. Harrington completed her general surgery residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Harrington joined Surgical Associates in 2011. Dr. Harrington is married and has three sons. She volunteers with children at her local church. She enjoys running and horseback riding.

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Kerry C. Rodgers, MD FACS

Dr. Rodgers graduated from Oklahoma Christian University of Science & Arts with a BS in Biochemistry in 1998.  In 2003 he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan.  Dr. Rodgers served his General Surgery Residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Columbia University in Cooperstown, NY as well as a Thoracic and Cardiovasculary surgery residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH.  Dr. Rodgers moved to Warner Robins in 2012 to begin private practice.  He is the newest member of Surgical Associates.  He joined the practice in 2018.  He has three children that he enjoys spending time with.