General Surgery

General Surgery to the knowledge in the basic sciences of a surgical practice and the development of clinical skills in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients with disease.  It is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including appendix, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, hernias, and hemorrhoids.

Robotic Surgery: The da Vinci Surgical System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, the surgeon has enhanced vision, precision, and dexterity while staying 100% in control. Having da Vinci surgery may offer you a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medication, a faster recovery, and small incisions for minimal scarring. All three of our surgeons, Drs. Young, Harrison and Kerns, are trained to use the minimally invasive da Vinci Surgical System! 

We offer vascular screenings to assess for aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), carotid artery stenosis, renal stenosis, deep vein thrombosis, and dialysis access.  We provide testing to evaluate for poor circulation contributing to leg pain or leg swelling.  Our vascular labs have the best available equipment to allow for the most detailed evaluation of those at risk for vascular disease due to medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, stroke, high cholesterol, smoking, or family history of blood vessel diseases.

Other services and testing our Doctors/Surgeons provide in Tyler TX, Palestine TX and the East Texas area include:

  • Stent
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Carotid Stenosis