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Surgery

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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Surgical services in Dickson, Tennessee

Your health is of utmost importance to you and your family — it's important to us, too.

At TriStar Horizon Medical Center, our surgeons perform inpatient and outpatient surgeries using both traditional and robot-assisted approaches. We expertly oversee your care, from pre-op to recovery, to help you get back to living your life.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Conditions that may require surgery

Should your condition require surgical treatment, our specialists will carefully evaluate your medical history to determine the best treatment option. Conditions that often require surgical care include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Hernias
  • High-risk pregnancy problems
  • Kidney stones
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Stomach disorders
  • Uterine cancer
  • Varicose veins

Our surgical treatments and services

We offer a wide range of treatments to care for many different conditions. Our services range from minimally invasive procedures to life-saving traditional surgeries.

Surgical specialties

Our board-certified surgeons specialize in many types of care, including:

  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Lithotripsy (shattering kidney stones or gallstones with a shock wave)
  • Obstetrics (childbirth)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopedic care
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Plastic surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Interventional surgical services

We offer a wide variety of minimally invasive interventional procedures, many of which are performed in our interventional radiology suite. Interventional procedures we provide include:

  • Arthrogram
  • Check ports and lines are open (declot or open if necessary)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) and CT-guided biopsy, aspiration or drainage
  • Dialysis catheter
  • Discogram
  • Facet injection
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Myelogram
  • Peripherally inserted central catheters or other central lines
  • Port-a-cath placement
  • Stent placement
  • Steroid injection (epidural or joint)
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy or thora/paracentesis

Many of our interventional surgical procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Outpatient surgery

Outpatient procedures, especially same-day appointments, are a convenient option for many tests and surgeries that previously required an overnight stay at our hospital. Your physician and surgical team will assess your overall health and wellness goals to determine if outpatient surgery is an option for your condition.

Minimally invasive surgery

As part of our commitment to patient safety, we use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. Some procedures involving the abdomen and pelvis can be performed laparoscopically. During a laparoscopic procedure, your doctor will insert a thin tube into your body. This tube has a camera and a light on the end, and it allows your surgeon to see into the body without having to make a large incision.

Robotic surgery

During robotic surgery, a procedure is performed by equipment controlled by a highly trained surgeon sitting at a nearby console. The surgeon is in control at all times, giving them the ability to adapt to changes in patient position, providing greater precision and efficiency to decrease operating times. In addition, the enhanced dexterity allows doctors to make fewer and even smaller incisions that were not previously possible. This means surgeries can be performed with increased accuracy tailored to the anatomy of each individual patient.

The smaller incisions made during minimally invasive surgery result in many benefits for our patients, including:

  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery time

Preparing for your surgery

We provide preadmission information and testing to prepare you for your procedure.

What to expect for your surgery

To help you feel prepared prior to your procedure, we have information on what to expect when you arrive for your surgery and before you get discharged. In addition, our admissions department will contact you before your surgery to talk through the process.

Our preadmission testing department helps you complete the admissions process as quickly and seamlessly as possible. During preadmission, we will obtain your medical history and confirm all required imaging tests and paperwork are ready before your surgery.


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