General surgery

General surgeons in Nashville & Middle Tennessee

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Dr. Suhail Allos
General Surgeon
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Dr. John Boskind
General Surgeon
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Dr. Mark Cooper
General Surgeon
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dr patrick davis best bariatric and weight loss surgeon in nashville at southern hills

Dr. Patrick Davis
General & Bariatric Surgeon
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Dr. Alex Fruin
General Surgeon
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Dr. Andrew Garrett, general surgeon in Columbia, TN at The Surgical Clinic

Dr. Andrew Garrett
General Surgeon
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dr trudie goers for hernia surgery best general surgeon at the surgical clinic in nashville

Dr. Trudie Goers
General Surgeon
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Dr. Mark Hinson, general surgeon in Columbia, TN at The Surgical Clinic

Dr. Mark Hinson
General Surgeon
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Dr. George Lynch
General & Bariatric Surgeon
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Dr. Clinton Marlar
General Surgeon
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dr james mcdowell board certified general surgeon in nashville tn at the surgical clinic

Dr. James McDowell
General & Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Willie Melvin
General & Robotic Surgeon
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Dr. Chad Moss, MD, FACS general surgeon in Columbia, TN at The Surgical Clinic

Dr. Chad Moss
General Surgeon
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Dr. William Polk
General Surgeon
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Dr. Drew Reynolds
General Surgeon
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Dr. Joshua Taylor
General Surgeon
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Dr. Tyson Thomas
General Surgeon
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Dr. J. Tyler Watson
General Surgeon
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Dr. Patrick Wolf
General Surgeon
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General Surgeons

How to find a general surgeon

When choosing a surgeon, The Surgical Clinic in Tennessee wants to make sure that you understand the specialty and what the title of “general surgeon” means. The term “general surgeon” is a little misleading since in the medical field, the term represents a highly trained specialist–not a “generalist.” In fact, a general surgeon has a wide enough array of skills to treat many common and complex medical conditions.

What Surgeries Fall Under General Surgery?

What is ‘general surgery’?

The term general surgery refers to a specialty area of surgery that focuses on the abdominal organs. You would expect a general surgeon to operate on some more common abdominal complaints such as appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder, stomach and intestines.

Find a general surgeon in Nasvhille

As you explore more information about the surgeons of The Surgical Clinic you will also notice that each surgeon has provided a list of the most common types of procedures they each perform, helping you to match the right surgeon to your specific needs. We also have surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive treatment techniques, including state-of-the-art robotic surgery in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

A patient shaking hands with a general surgeon and a surgeon's assistant at a general surgery office in Nashville, TN

Becoming a general surgeon

General surgeons must graduate from a four-year undergraduate college or university and then complete four years of Medical School to earn a Medical Degree (MD). After earning an MD from a Medical School, the Surgeon will be matched in a surgical residency. Surgical Residencies are highly competitive, supervised learning experiences in which a Resident will learn under the supervision of an attending physician(s).

During the Residency, the Supervising Physician(s) will gradually allow the Resident to do more autonomous work until the Resident is capable of doing that procedure without help. A physician will spend five years completing a General Surgery Residency. Following a Residency, Surgeons may elect to continue with specialized surgical training for procedures in other parts of the body. These Fellowships will add competencies in areas such as Vascular Surgery (an additional one to two years of study), Breast (an additional year), Minimally Invasive Surgery (an additional year).

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of surgery that uses an instrument known as a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a thin, flexible instrument with lights and a camera attached to the end. Surgical tools can also be attached to the end of the laparoscope to help perform minimally invasive general surgery procedures.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is an extension of laparoscopic surgery. it allows surgeons to operate through smaller incisions, therefore giving patients easier and quicker recovery times.

GENERAL SURGERY PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

COMPLEX HERNIA REPAIR surgery

20 years after having a simple hernia repair, David continued to have a larger, more complicated hernia repairs about every 3 years that continued to fail. He changed his lifestyle to be less active to just keep the symptoms at bay. After having multiple hernia repairs, each surgery becomes more complex and increase the chance of a recurrence.

David decided to see one of our general surgeons in Nashville, Dr. Goers, who was able to perform a complex hernia repair that has given him to ability to get back to his normal lifestyle without pain on a daily basis.

BOWEL RESECTION WITH COLOSTOMY

Greg experienced severe abdominal pain thinking it was an appendicitis attack. After 9 hours of pain that wouldn’t subside, he finally decided to go to the emergency room. Dr. Boskind, a general surgeon in Nashville, was able to find that David had perforated sigmoid diverticulitis.

After a thorough explanation of his condition and general surgery needed (a bowel resection with colostomy), David was able to feel confident in what to expect during the procedure and recovery. 

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