Our Practice

Dr. Cranford is a board certified General Surgeon with roots the Newnan and Coweta County community.

With 50 years combined experience, our practice consists of three fellowship-trained surgeons and a Nurse Practitioner who are qualified to cater to your various General Surgery needs. Our consultative and operative services are both efficient and effective. We primarily focus on breast, colon/rectum, endocrine, thoracic, gastrointestinal, and thyroid/parathyroid surgery. We also provide gastrointestinal endoscopy and utilize advanced laparoscopic technique when needed. 



We understand that any consultation or surgical procedure can be a stressful time in your life. Our physicians and staff are steadfast in their commitment to a stress-free, smooth atmosphere that accommodates our patients’ needs. We want you to be an active participant in all decisions made in the office. We feel that it is imperative to properly inform our patients about their overall treatment. To ensure this, our physicians will meet with you and your family to explain procedures and recommend treatment plans. We will take the time to educate you on alternative procedural options, discuss any risks and benefits, and answer questions you or your family may have. 

What is General Surgery?

General Surgery forms the basis of all surgical training and consists of a broad field of study. General Surgery areas of emphasis at CPM Advanced Surgical Specialists include the following specialties:




Colon and rectal surgery

Endocrine (gland)


Laparoscopic (minimal access)

Skin disease surgeries

Thoracic (chest—excluding cardiac)



Our surgeons are all Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, highly qualified to perform surgery in all of the listed areas. Read more about surgical specialties, board certification and qualifications.

CPM Advanced Surgical Specialists is located adjacent to Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia. The state of the art facility allows for our highly skilled surgical team the opportunity to provide the highest level of care.

What Our Patients Are Saying

I am so grateful to you for your medical care, compassion, and encouragement. You have enhanced my conviction, "That all of God's Angels are not in Heaven".  

Billy M.

Just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate the blessing of having you all take such great care of me in surgery this morning.

I expected much more of an after affect & so far have had almost none. After a nap, I fixed dinner (or rather warmed up leftovers) did laundry & visited (here at our house) with our uncle & aunt. Not at all the kind of after surgery day I had anticipated!

Thank you for the sacrifices you made & the resources you invested to become a physician & then to specialize in "bottoms".

Beverly G.