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Surgical Nutrition

When a person is unable or unwilling to safely consume food sufficient to support good health, a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube, also known as a feeding tube, may be surgically placed within the stomach for direct nutritional support. A PEG tube bypasses the mouth and esophagus, instead feeding food directly into the stomach via…

Surgical Critical Care

Surgical critical care refers to the care of critically ill or injured surgical patients. These are individuals who require intensive monitoring and close management, as their conditions tend to be unstable and subject to change. Surgical critical care patients may have suffered a trauma, undergone a complex surgical procedure, or have a critical illness –…

Emergency Surgery

Emergency surgery is an operative procedure that must be performed to save the life of a patient. Unlike elective procedures and other surgical treatments, emergency surgeries may be performed at a moment’s notice, as waiting or scheduling surgery for a later date could put the patient’s well-being at stake. Our team of emergency surgeons are…

Trauma Surgery

The physicians of University General Surgeons serve as lead trauma surgeons at the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Trauma Center. From admission to discharge, a highly trained team cares for patients seeking care at this Level I Trauma center. Our team of surgeons is trusted to care for the most critically ill patients in our…

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgery is surgery performed one or more of the endocrine glands, which are largely responsible for hormone production and regulation within the body. Often, surgery is performed either to remove a malignant or benign tumor, although other conditions like gland enlargement or excessive hormone production (hyperthyroidism) may also indicate the need for an operation.…

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopy is a less invasive way of performing surgical procedures than traditional open techniques can provide. Also known as minimally invasive surgery, this technique uses only a few tiny incisions in the body – usually surrounding but not near the surgical site. It is important to note, not all types of surgery can be performed…

Abdominal Surgery

Abdominal surgery is surgery that involves the opening of the abdominal cavity. It typically involves the treatment of diseases, conditions or injuries involving the lower digestive tract (stomach and bowels), liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, or surrounding soft tissues. These procedures may be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis and may be accomplished using…

Hernia Surgery

Hernias occur when an area of the abdominal wall becomes weakened, allowing an organ or other tissues to protrude through. They typically occur in the abdomen or groin as a result of intense or prolonged strain on the weakened abdominal wall. Several factors can put a person at risk of hernia, including pregnancy and being…

General Surgery

General surgery is a term used to describe a categorization of procedures that span a wide range of biological systems and conditions. Surgeons who practice general surgery have a broad understanding of the body’s overall anatomy and processes, as well as a general comprehension of many different medical specialties. Our own team’s extensive knowledge and…