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Surgery for Women at Tanner

A Convenient Choice for the Best Possible Care

For women, choosing where to have a surgical procedure isn’t always easy, and not all surgery centers are the same. The compassion, caring, experience and skill of the surgeon and staff must be taken into account, as well as the surgery center’s record on how well it performs in key areas.

At Tanner, quality care is the foremost priority. With surgery centers located at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica and Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, the staff mission is to treat every surgical patient as if she (or he) were a member of their own families. The patient care team is obligated to ensure that every possible precaution is taken to limit complications, to treat the patient with respect and courtesy, and to deliver the best possible outcome.

This exceptional level of care and quality has earned Tanner’s hospitals numerous distinctions, including national and state awards both for quality of care and for delivering an outstanding patient experience.

Visit Compare Our Care to see how Tanner’s hospitals compare to nationally recognized benchmarks of care, as well as to other hospitals in the region. Use Find a Doctor to research the providers on Tanner’s medical staff and learn about the more than 300 physicians representing 34 medical services who are available to perform procedures at Tanner.

The best women’s care for isn’t down the interstate; it’s down the street at Tanner.

Three Acclaimed Hospitals to Serve You

Each of Tanner’s hospitals has been nationally recognized for outstanding patient care and satisfaction. You and your physician can decide the best location for your procedure. The following information provides a perspective of which procedures are available at each of Tanner’s hospitals:

Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton

  • General surgery, including laparoscopic procedures like cholecystectomies and hernia repair, as well as appendectomies, colon resections, breast biopsies and mastectomies, lymph node excisions, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications and others
  • Gynecologic procedures, including laparoscopic total abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies, vaginal slings, C-sections, uterine ablations and more
  • Orthopedic procedures, including total replacements of knees, hips and shoulders, as well as trauma surgery and sports medicine, including shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament repair and knee arthroscopy, as well as carpal tunnel repair
  • Spine procedures, including laminectomies, cervical fixation, kyphoplasty, neuro stimulators for pain management, spinal fusions and implantable pain pumps
  • Urologic services, including cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, ureteral stent insertion and removal, laser surgeries, InterStim lead placement and laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • ENT procedures, including tubes for ears, tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, rhinoplasty, closed nasal fracture reduction, tympanoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Podiatry procedures, including bunionectomy, hammer toe repair and the removal of cysts
  • Vascular procedures, such as abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, femoral popiteal bypass, AV grafts, angiograms and angioplasty, carotid endarterectomy and vascular stents
  • Ophthalmologic services, including trauma globe repair
  • Plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction, skin cancer treatment, septorhinoplasty, panniculectomy and breast reduction

Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica

  • General surgery, including open surgery and laparoscopic procedures like hernia repair, appendectomy, colon resection and more
  • Orthopedics, sports medicine and trauma surgery
  • ENT procedures, such as tubes for the ears, tonsillectomy, image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty
  • Gynecologic procedures, including hysterectomies, repeat C-sections, treatment for cysts and more
  • Urologic procedures, including cystoscopy, laparoscopic nephrectomy and others
  • Podiatry procedures, such as bunionectomy
  • GI procedures, including EGD and colonoscopy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Vascular surgery, such as AV grafts
  • Oculoplastics (procedures of the eyelids and brow)

Higgins General Hospital in Bremen

  • General surgery, including laparoscopic procedures such as cholecystectomy, appendectomy, breast biopsy and more, as well as open procedures, treatment for skin lesions and more
  • Urology procedures, including lithotripsy, cystoscopy, ureteral stent insertion and removal, laser surgery, vaginal slings, InterStim lead placement and others
  • ENT procedures, such as tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, rhinoplasty, closed nasal fracture reduction and more
  • Podiatry services, including bunionectomy, hammer toe repair and the removal of cysts
  • Vascular procedures, including AV grafts, angiograms and vagal nerve stimulator placement
  • Ophthalmologic services, such as cataract surgery and lens implants
  • GI procedures, such as EGD, colonoscopy, esophageal motility studies and more

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Advanced Options for Outpatient Care

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 you will spend in the hospital depends upon your specific situation. Your surgeon can advise you regarding the possible benefits of having an outpatient procedure. The vast majority — about 85 percent — of all surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis.

For most people, surgery is not the ordeal it used to be. Minimally-invasive procedures — made possible through advances in medicine and technology such as robotic surgery — 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.

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.

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