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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 Smyrna, Tennessee

When you need surgery, our expert surgeons offer advanced treatments.

At TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, we offer both traditional open and minimally invasive procedures, including robot-assisted surgery. We work with you to help ensure that you recover as fully and as quickly as possible.

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 treated by surgery

Our doctors use surgery to treat a wide range of conditions, disorders and illnesses, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Back pain
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast tumors
  • Cardiac diseases
  • Endometriosis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Head, neck and throat disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernias
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostate cancer
  • Spine disorders
  • Uterine disorders

Types of surgical treatments and services we offer

From routine appendectomies to complex robot-assisted surgeries, our board-certified surgeons oversee your care before, during and after your surgical procedure.

Our surgical program

From preadmission through recovery, we are dedicated to making your hospital stay as pleasant and effective as possible. We work together to ensure you are fully prepared for your surgical procedures.

Types of surgeries we perform

Surgery in our hospital encompasses a diverse range of conditions. We want you to feel like you can turn to our surgeons for any complication you may be experiencing, so our range of available surgical treatments includes:

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Surgical critical care
  • Surgical oncology
  • Urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Minimally invasive surgery

The latest advances in surgical procedures and technology allow our surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery, an alternative to traditional open surgery. Traditional open surgery involves invasive incisions and longer recovery times.

Minimally invasive procedures use small incisions which offer the following benefits:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars

We offer minimally invasive surgery for:

  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopy allows our surgeons to perform surgery using a hollow scope with a tiny camera and attached surgical tools that get inserted through a small incision. Surgeons use the image-guided technique to conduct diagnostic procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsies, uterine exams or urinary tract exams.

The tiny camera allows surgeons to see the surgical area in high-definition cameras and allows them to complete advanced surgical procedures in hard-to-reach areas of the body which cannot be reached through traditional techniques.

Robot-assisted surgery

We are proud to offer robotic surgery. Our surgeons take extensive training to use this technology which equips them to perform an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy.

Using robot-guided technology, our surgeons manipulate tools with extreme accuracy while using a console to observe a 3D view of the surgical site. The system seamlessly translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time surgical instruments through even smaller incisions than laparoscopy.

Preparing for surgery

Before your surgery, your doctor may request diagnostic lab tests and medical imaging exams. We offer both at our hospital to make this process faster and simpler for patients.

Preregistration is required prior to your procedure. To register in advance, call (615) 695-7250. You can also take advantage of our patient education resources to prepare for surgery. Your admitting physician will give you more specific instructions on what you need to do on the day of your surgery.

How robotic surgery works

Learn more about minimally invasive surgery and how it gives you a safe and shorter recovery time.

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