Surgical care in Dickson, Tennessee

Our experienced surgeons at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee, perform a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. Our surgical unit, consisting of five operating rooms, a post-anesthesia care area, outpatient surgery department and gastrointestinal lab, are equipped with the latest technologies, ensuring you have access to state-of-the-art care.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

Surgical specialties at TriStar Horizon

Our surgeons are practiced in surgeries in a range of specialties, including:

Interventional surgical services

We offer a wide variety of minimally invasive interventional procedures, many of which are performed in our advanced interventional radiology suite:

  • Arthrogram
  • Check ports & lines for patency (declot if necessary)
  • Computer tomography (CT)-guided biopsy, aspiration or drainage
  • Dialysis catheter
  • Discogram
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Myelogram
  • PICC or other central line
  • Port-a-cath
  • Stent placement
  • Steroid injection (epidural or joint)
  • Facet injection
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy or thora/paracentesis

Many of our interventional surgical procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Outpatient surgery

Outpatient procedures, especially same-day appointments, are a convenient option for many tests and surgeries that previously required an overnight stay at the hospital. Your physician and surgical team will assess your overall health and wellness goals to determine if outpatient surgery is an option for you.

Minimally invasive and surgery

As part of our commitment to patient safety, we use minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. Some procedures involving the abdomen and pelvis can be performed laparoscopically, which involves using a tiny camera inserted into the body that allows the surgeon to see into the body without needing to make large incisions.

Robotic surgery

During robotic surgery, a procedure is performed by equipment controlled by a highly trained surgeon sitting at a nearby console. The surgeon is in control 100 percent of the time, but this technology adapts to changes in patient position, providing greater precision and efficiency to decrease operating times. In addition, the enhanced dexterity allows doctors to make fewer and even smaller incisions that were not previously possible and allows surgeries to be performed with increased accuracy tailored to the anatomy of each individual patient.

The smaller incisions made during minimally invasive surgery results in many benefits for our patients, including:

  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Quicker recovery time

Preparing for your surgery

Preadmission information and testing

To help you feel prepared prior to your procedure, we have information on what to expect when you arrive for your surgery and before you get discharged. In addition, our Admissions Department will contact you before your surgery to talk through the process.

Our preadmission testing department helps patients complete the admissions process as quickly and seamlessly as possible. During preadmission, we will obtain your medical history and confirm all required imaging tests and paperwork are ready before your surgery.

Getting to TriStar Horizon

You can reach our hospital from Mathis Drive or Highway 70. Visitor parking is available in front of the hospital, to the right of the east pavilion and beside the emergency room (ER) entrance. Your doctor will provide more specific information about checking in on the day of your surgery.

Surgery at TriStar Health

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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