Dr. McHugh is a board-certified urologist who has been practicing in Gainesville since 1986. He grew up in LaGrange, Georgia. He was a cadet at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia, before attending medical school in Augusta, Georgia.  He performed his urological residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  Dr. McHugh is board-certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology. He and his wife Karen have three children.  He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, GA.

Although Dr. McHugh has performed over one thousand TURP’s in his thirty year career he now almost exclusively uses the GreenLight Laser for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic enlargemen) in his patients. The GreenLight allows for the outpatient treatment without need for a hospital or hospitalization, it is associated with less bleeding, takes less time to perform and shortens the time needed to wear a catheter.

Dr. McHugh has used the laser for the treatment of BPH since its use was adapted to the prostate and has utilized the GreenLight laser in particular since its inception. He is one of the most experienced GreenLight Laser surgeons in Georgia.


Northeast Georgia Urological Associates has an accredited ambulatory surgery center staffed with experienced R.N.s and board certified anesthesiologists. The vast majority of our Greenlight Laser procedures are performed in our ASC saving our patients the cost and inconvenience of the hospital.

His interests include hiking, love of dogs and water, history and writing.

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