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Surgical Services

Tanner Surgical Services

Many procedures that once required an overnight hospital stay may now be performed safely and quickly during the same day with or without an overnight visit. The time in the hospital depends upon your specific situation. Your surgeon can advise you regarding the pros and cons of having your procedure as an outpatient. About 85 percent of all surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis.

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, pictured at right.

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 Surgical Services 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. To learn more about the quality of care and patient safety that you'll receive at Tanner, click Compare Our Care.

Tanner 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
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Phone: 770.836.9500

Higgins Surgery
200 Allen Memorial Drive, Bremen, GA 30110
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Phone: 770.824.2268

Villa Rica Surgical Center
705 Dallas Highway, Suite 302, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Phone: 770.456.3170

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