The Surgical Clinic – Mid-South Surgeons
Board Certified Vascular and General Surgeons
The Surgical Clinic at Mid-South Surgeons in Columbia, Tennessee, was originally founded in 1990 by Dr. James Richardson, a Board Certified General Surgeon and Board Certified 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 four Board Certified Surgeons specializing in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, still committed to providing a comfortable and compassionate location for patients in need of a wide range of surgical procedures.
Our onsite Vascular Procedure Lab is dedicated to providing patients with non-invasive ultrasound diagnostic care. Our services are 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.
Surgeons at The Surgical Clinic – Mid-South Surgeons
General Surgical Practice vs. Vascular Surgical Practice
What is General Surgery Practice?
In the General Surgical 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 number of types 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 Surgical Practice?
In the Vascular Surgical practice 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.
Procedures & Lab Testing
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Duplex Imaging
Dialysis Access Imaging
Extremity Blood Flow
Mesenteric Duplex Imaging
Non-Invasive Peripheral Arterial Studies
Peripheral Bypass Graft Surveillance
Renal Artery Imaging Thyroid Imaging
Venous Imaging Vein Mapping
Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Open & Endovascular
Bowel and Colon Resection
Breast (Conservation/Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Mammosite)
Colon & Intestine
Diverticular Disease of the Colon
Fine Needle Breast Aspiration
Hernia Repair (Inguinal, Incisional, Ventral, Umbilical, Spigelian)
Hernia Repair (Open)
Lipoma, Cysts & Skin Lesion Excision
Lymph Node Biopsy/Dissection
Peripheral Artery Angioplasty & Stenting
Peripheral Artery Bypass Grafting
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter (Placement and Removal)
Port-a-cath (Placement & Removal)
Reflux/Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery
Skin (Melanoma, Squamous Cell, Basal Cell)
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Varicose Vein Laser Ablation
Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy
Varicose Vein Stripping
Vena Cava Filter Placement
|Aortic Aneurysms||Mesenteric Duplex Imaging|
|Aortic Imaging||Non-Invasive Peripheral Arterial Studies|
|Carotid Artery Stenosis||Peripheral Bypass Graft Surveillance|
|Carotid Duplex Imaging||Renal Artery Imaging Thyroid Imaging|
|Dialysis Access Imaging||Vascular Screening|
|Extremity Blood Flow||Venous Imaging Vein Mapping|
|Aortic Aneurysms||Dialysis Access Imaging||Peripheral Bypass Graft Surveillance|
|Aortic Imaging||Extremity Blood Flow||Renal Artery Imaging Thyroid Imaging|
|Carotid Artery Stenosis||Mesenteric Duplex Imaging||Vascular Screening|
|Carotid Duplex Imaging||Non-Invasive Peripheral Arterial Studies||Venous Imaging Vein Mapping|
|Adrenalectomy||Fine Needle Breast Aspiration||Reflux/Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery|
|Appendectomy||General Surgery||Skin (Melanoma, Squamous Cell, Basal Cell)|
|Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Open & Endovascular||Hernia Repair (Inguinal, Incisional, Ventral, Umbilical, Spigelian)||Stereotactic Breast|
|Appendectomy||Hernia Repair (Open)||Stomach|
|Biopsies||Lipoma, Cysts & Skin Lesion Excision||Temporal Artery Biopsy|
|Bowel and Colon Resection||Liver||Thrombolytic Therapy|
|Breast (Conservation/Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Mammosite)||Liver Biopsy||Thyroid|
|Cancer||Lymph Node||Varicose Vein Laser Ablation|
|Carotid Endarterectomy||Lymph Node Biopsy/Dissection||Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy|
|Carotid Stenting||Mechanical Thrombectomy||Varicose Vein Stripping|
|Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)||Nissen Fundoplication||Vascular/Endovascular|
|Colon & Intestine||Peripheral Artery Angioplasty & Stenting||Vena Cava Filter Placement|
|Colostomy Formation||Peripheral Artery Bypass Grafting||Venous Imaging|
|Colostomy Reversal||Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter (Placement and Removal)|
|Diverticular Disease of the Colon||Port-a-cath (Placement & Removal)|
Breast Cancer Surgical Procedures
|Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy||Mastectomy with Reconstruction|
|Breast Reconstruction with Implants||Nipple Sparing Mastectomy|
|Breast Reconstruction with Flap||Percutaneous Breast Biopsy|
|Lumpectomy||Skin Sparing Mastectomy|