General & Vascular Surgery
Procedures in Columbia
The Surgical Clinic in Columbia, TN specializes in advanced laparoscopic, endovascular, open vascular, general and venous surgical procedures, and is committed to providing each patient with an exceptional level of care and attention. Click below to learn more about our accredited vascular procedure lab.
Diverticular Disease of Colon
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Incisional Hernia Repair
Ventral Hernia Repair
Umbilical Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia Paraesophageal Repair
Lipoma, Cysts, & Skin Lesion Excision
Lymph Node Biopsy/Dissection
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Removal
Reflux/Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery
Small Bowel Colon and Rectal Resection
Vascular / Endovascular
Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Endovascular)
IVC (Inferior Vena Cava Filter Removal)
IVC (Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement)
Peripheral Artery Aneurysm Repair
Peripheral Artery Angiography
Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
Peripheral Artery Stenting
Peripheral Artery Bypass Grafting
Renal Artery Stenting
Splenic Artery Aneurysm
Subclavian Steal Syndrome
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Varicose Vein Laser Ablation
Varicose Vein Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy
Varicose Vein Stripping
Vena Cava Filter Placement
Fine Needle Breast Aspiration
About Columbia Clinic
Carotid Duplex Imaging
Dialysis Access Imaging
Mesenteric Duplex Imaging
Non-Invasive Peripheral Arterial Studies
Peripheral Bypass Graft Surveillance
Renal Artery Imaging
Columbia Clinic Providers
General & Vasular Surgeons
The Columbia Clinic (formerly Mid-South Surgeons) was originally founded in 1990 by Dr. James Richardson, a board certified general and vascular surgeon, with a goal of treating Columbia area patients with dignity and compassionate care.
Today, the Columbia Clinic is a practice with multiple board certified surgeons specializing in general surgery, advanced laparoscopy/robotic surgery, breast, and vascular/endovascular surgery.
Our surgeons specialize in advanced laparoscopic, endovascular, open vascular, general and venous surgical procedures, and is committed to providing each patient with an exceptional level of care and attention.
What is a general surgery practice?
In a general surgery practice highly trained board certified surgeons focus on the abdominal organs of the body. Some of the common issues are appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder, stomach and intestines. A general surgeon will have completed four years of medical school, earning the Medical Doctorate (MD) and then they will spend and additional five years in a surgical internship or residency program.
Since general surgeons must become competent in a large variety of surgeries, most internships or residencies will take place in large metropolitan cities with large hospitals.
Once a general surgery internship is completed, some surgeons, as they have at The Surgical Clinic at Mid-South Surgeons, will add an additional study in order to become vascular surgeons (an additional two years of fellowship) or breast surgeons (an additional one year of fellowship) or surgeons proficient in minimally invasive surgery (an additional one year of fellowship).
What is a vascular practice?
In a vascular surgery practice at The Surgical Clinic, board certified surgeons are focused on the way in which blood travels through the body. Because blood contains oxygen, the food for your body, and takes garbage out of your tissues to remove it, it is important that blood is traveling efficiently.
What we do know is that every minute of every day your heart sends a single droplet of your blood on a complete circuit through your body. When you stand, sit or move around the tubes that your blood is flowing through (the veins and arteries) have to adjust. And these tubes have to adjust to other changes you make like weight gain or pregnancy. Over time and with changes the veins and arteries can become less elastic and begin to sag. This allows blood to pool and can make it inefficient in getting a full circuit in a single minute.
Sagging veins can become painful and they can even become dangerous for patients. The good news is that vascular surgeons can help most people eliminate the saggy veins. And, with today’s technology, many times the surgery can be done in an outpatient setting.
Patient Education Resources
Vascular Procedure Center
Our clinic has been providing advanced general & vascular surgical care in Columbia, TN for over 30 years. Minimally invasive and robotic surgery, advanced vascular institute, breast surgery, dialysis access – we have & will continue to provide advanced surgical care all in one place.
Having our own dedicated Vascular Procedure Lab allows patients to gain access to non-invasive ultrasound diagnostic care conducted by staff with Registered Venous Technology training. The Vascular Lab is available to our own patients for a number of diagnostic tests and individuals (with or without a physician referral) who have concerns and want to check for carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysms and extremity blood flow.
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Referring to The Surgical Clinic ensures your patient receives exceptional surgical care, compassionate concern, and access to the most technologically advanced surgical practice in Columbia, TN.
Why Choose Us
Today, The Surgical Clinic in Columbia, TN is a practice with several board certified surgeons specializing in general, breast, and vascular/endovascular surgery.