MID-SOUTH SURGEONS

The Surgical Clinic at Mid-South Surgeons in Columbia, Tennessee, 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 Surgical Clinic at Mid-South Surgeons is a practice with several board certified surgeons specializing in general, breast, and vascular/endovascular surgery.

DR. ANDREW GARRETT

General Surgeon

DR. MARK HINSON

General Surgeon

DR. BRIAN KENDRICK

Vascular Surgeon

DR. CHAD MOSS

General Surgeon

DR. JAMES RICHARDSON

General/Vascular Surgeon

dr patrick yu, beast vascular surgeon in columbia tn

Dr. PATRICK YU

Vascular Surgeon

SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Mid-South Surgeons (MSS) 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. 

GENERAL SURGERY

Diverticular Disease of the Colon
Hemorrhoids
Hernia Repair (Open)
Lipoma, Cysts & Skin Lesion Excision
Liver
Lymph Node
Lymph Node Biopsy/Dissection
Mechanical Thrombectomy
Port-a-cath Placement
Port-a-cath Removal
Reflux/Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery
Splenectomy
Stomach Surgery
Thyroid Surgery

Vascular / Endovascular

Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Open)
Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Endovascular)
Carotid Endarterectomy
Carotid Stenting
Dialysis Access
Mechanical Thrombectomy
Peripheral Artery Angiography
Peripheral Artery Angioplasty
Peripheral Artery Stenting
Peripheral Artery Bypass Grafting
Phlebectomy
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Thrombolytic Therapy
Varicose Vein Laser Ablation
Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy
Varicose Vein Stripping
Vena Cava Filter Placement
Venous Imaging

Biopsies

Fine Needle Breast Aspiration
Liver
Lymph Node
Stereotactic Breast
Thyroid

Advanced Laparoscopy

Adrenalectomy
Appendectomy
Bowel and Colon Resection
Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
Colon & Intestine
Colostomy Formation
Colostomy Reversal
Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Incisional Hernia Repair
Spigelian
Ventral Hernia Repair
Umbilical Hernia Repair
Spigelian
Liver Biopsy
Nissen Fundoplication
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Removal
Splenectomy

Cancer

Breast
Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy
Breast Reconstruction with Implants
Breast Reconstruction with Flap
Conservation
Lumpectomy
Mastectomy
Mastectomy with Reconstruction
Mammosite
Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
Percutaneous Breast Biopsy
Skin Sparing Mastectomy
Colon & Intestine
Skin
Melanoma
Squamous Cell
Basal Cell
Stomach
Thyroid Surgery

Mid-South Surgeons 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 – MSS has & will continue to provide advanced surgical care all in one place.

The Surgical Clinic at Mid-South Surgeons has its own dedicated Vascular Procedure Lab which 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, but to individuals (with or without a physician referral) who have concerns and want to check for carotid stenosis, aortic aneurysms and extremity blood flow.

Referring physicians

Referring to Mid-South Surgeons (MSS) ensures your patient receives exceptional surgical care, compassionate concern, and access to the most technologically advanced surgical practice in Columbia, TN.

Why Choose Us

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Experienced Doctors

Mid-South Surgeons has 5 board certified surgeons with clinical & business staff who are dedicated to serving our referring physicians & their patients.
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OVER 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Founded in 1990 by James W. Richardson Jr., MD, MSS is committed to treating every patient with dignity and exceptional care.

FAQ ABOUT SURGERY

Mid-South Surgeons (MSS) 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.

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 SURGERY 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.

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