James G. McDowell, MD, FACS
General & Bariatric Surgery
Dr. James McDowell
Board Certified General Surgeon
410 42nd Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37209
TEL 615.329.7887 FAX 615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm
St. Thomas Midtown Center for Surgical & Medical Weight Loss
300 20th Ave. North | Suite 301
Nashville, TN 37203
TEL 615.284.2400 FAX 615.284.4644
Mon – Fri from 7:30am – 4:30pm
Orbera Intragastric Balloon Procedure
Laparoscopic Adjustable Banding
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic RNY Gastric Bypass
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)
Laparoscopic Weight Loss
General Surgery Blog in Nashville
What is a gallbladder attack? One of the most painful gastrointestinal problems is gallbladder attacks. These attacks occur when bile and minerals in the gallbladder form small stone-like deposits or gallstones. As a result, the gallbladder tries to pass the stones...
Types of Weight Loss Bariatric Surgery There are several ways to accomplish bariatric weight loss surgery. One of the most common bariatric operations is Roux-en-Y (RNY) gastric bypass surgery, also known as a gastric bypass. Other surgeries that treat obesity include...
Pancreatic cancer is a tough and severe cancer prognosis. Of all the major cancers, pancreatic has one of the worst survival durations. The survival length of untreated advanced-stage pancreatic cancer is around 3.5 months. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical...
With any time you spend soaking up the sun, you need to remember that while it’s good to get your vitamin D in, you still need to protect your skin. Everyone needs around 15-30 minutes of sunlight a day to keep healthy levels of vitamin D. However, any exposure after...
1920s Robotic surgery was still a long way off but the concept of modern robotics began developing in the early 1900s. In 1920, Czech writer Karel Capek published a play called “R.U.R.” which stands for Rossumovi Univerzaini Roboti or translated into English,...
Just as February 4th each year is World Cancer Day, every March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This type of cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the United States. Cancer happens when cells mutate and start to grow abnormally which eventually becomes...