High level experience equals high level care.

By offering these methods, our patients benefit from less pain and scarring, and a shorter recovery time associated with conventional procedures or surgery.

General Surgery is a specialty that focuses on the abdomen and its contents including breast, skin, soft tissue, head and neck, vascular systems and endocrine systems. We strive to use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. This technology allows doctors to operate with greater precision, smaller or fewer incisions that decreases patient discomfort, lowers risk of infection and complications, decreases downtime post surgery and allows for quicker healing.

At Riverview Regional Medical Center, our General Surgeon Dr. Chris Bratton, MD has extensive training and knowledge of patient care before, during and after surgery. With comprehensive management in trauma, emergency room, intensive care and burn units, he is also highly qualified at diagnosing conditions specific to the full abdomen area.

  • Laparoscopic or open Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic or open Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic or open Inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopic or open Ventral Hernia
  • Colectomy
  • Circumcision
  • Minor amputation of the foot and hand

  • LAVH Lap Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  • Mastectomy, Lumpectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy or subtotal

  • Sphinterotomy
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Ganglions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Pilonodal Cyst
  • Amputations BKA AKA


  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Breast Disorders
  • Cholelethiasis or Cholecystitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Colon
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Breast

  • Thyroid
  • Melanoma
  • Rectal, Abdominal, Small Intestines or Colon Cancer
  • Acid Reflux
  • Skin Lesion/Disorders

Minor Procedures:

  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal
  • Wound Care
  • Skin Biopsy/Punch Biopsy


  • Colonoscopy
  • Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy-Open or Laparoscopic)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Appendectomy

  • Mastectomy
  • Small and large Bowel Resection (Hemicolectomy) – Open or Laparoscopic
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy(EGD)
  • Pilonidal Cyst Excision
  • Skin Tags Removal

  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Port Placement
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter
  • Thyroid Gland Removal

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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.