Higher level surgical treatments. Higher patient benefits.

At Carthage Surgical Associates our mission is to provide the highest level of treatment possible that benefit our patients’ health and well-being. We offer a range of surgical procedures from general to the latest advancements of laparoscopic surgery.

Our surgeon Dr. Christopher Bratton, MD is a General Surgery Specialist with over 39 years of hands-on experience and knowledge. We believe by offering a higher level of treatment, our patients benefit from a higher level of care.

Through the use of sophisticated surgical procedures, Dr.Bratton has greater control and vision during surgery, allowing him to perform safer, less invasive, and precise surgical procedures. For the patient this means smaller or fewer incisions, less pain, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stay, less scarring and quicker recovery.

Carthage Surgical Associates has been recognized for our proficiency, exceptional communication and follow-up, as well as our reliability in delivering positive surgical outcomes. Because of our reputation for these distinguished qualities and results, we have a high physician referral.

Backed by extensive experience, we strive to provide higher patient benefits through quality care, higher level treatments and better outcomes.


Lower Commute Means Higher Patient Benefits

Having an experienced general surgeon close to home allows patients to stay close to their family and support network.

This lowers stress, saves commute time and conserves a patient’s energy that is better spent recovering. But more importantly, it offers improved comprehensive care and peace of mind.

Our staff is committed to working closely with our patients and healthcare community to coordinate the very best medical care possible. By maintaining close relationships with related specialists, our team is able to provide our patients with outstanding communication, competence, follow-up and reliability. With a reputation of successful results, many previous patients refer friends and family.

At Carthage Surgical Associates we strive to use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. By providing our patients the most effective procedure that delivers the most positive result and expedient healing, they can recover quicker and get back to doing what they love.

Leading the way

Dr. Christopher Bratton, MD is a General Surgery Specialist practicing at Riverview Regional Medical Center state-of-the-art facility.

Armed with the latest techniques and the most advanced laparoscopic technology, Dr. Bratton is quite adept at meticulously and effectively treating patients with esophageal, spleen, adrenal, pancreas, liver, stomach and colorectal problems.

Dr. Bratton received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed a surgical internship and his surgical residency at Tulane-Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A native of the area, Dr. Bratton has nearly 40 years of experience and is the only general surgeon in the Carthage, TN area so our patients benefit from high level treatment that’s close to home.

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Carthage Surgical Associates


133 Hospital Drive Suite 700
Carthage, TN 37030

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.