Minimally-invasive surgery for faster recovery
For most people, surgery is not the ordeal it used to be. Minimally-invasive procedures – made possible through advances in medicine and technology – allow physicians to work with more precise tools through smaller incisions, allowing for a faster and safer recovery for patients.
About 90 percent of all surgical cases performed at Tanner Health System are on a same-day basis, with the patient discharged from the hospital to recover at home within 24-hours of their procedure.
Using sophisticated techniques, such as laparoscopy, physicians are able to perform many procedures through a series of small, half-inch incisions. In fact, a number of procedures are now performed using a single small incision, or even openings already available on the body. Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton now offers a range of advanced surgical
procedures on the new da Vinci Si e HD minimally invasive robotic surgery system.
Smaller incisions and minimally-invasive procedures help to accelerate recovery, since smaller incisions heal faster. Also, because the incisions are smaller, there are fewer risks of complications, such as infection.
Tanner offers a variety of minimally-invasive options, such as:
- Gynecological procedures, including hysterectomy
- Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
- Orthopedic/spine procedures
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures
- And more
With surgery centers located in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen, most patients will have the option to have their procedure performed at the Tanner location nearest them.
Know the questions to ask before your surgery, and find the doctor who’s right for you.
Tanner Outpatient Surgical Services offers a variety of procedures, including:
Ask your physician if outpatient and minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
Carrollton Short Stay Unit
705 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
200 Allen Memorial Drive, Bremen, GA 30110
Villa Rica Surgical Center
705 Dallas Highway, Suite 302, Villa Rica, GA 30180
Tanner Health System takes pride in providing our community with quality health care. We also believe in transparency when it comes to our quality measures.
The following Tanner quality measures are available online:
- Core Measures for heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care
- Patient Safety for infection prevention, medicine errors and patient falls
- Patient Satisfaction for ambulatory surgery, emergency room, inpatient and outpatient
- Cardiac Care for door-to-EKG time, aspirin given at arrival, door-to-balloon time and successful stent procedures
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