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Surgical Services at Franklin Woods


Surgical Services – 423-302-2249

Franklin Woods Community Hospital (FWCH) offers a wide range of general and specialty surgical services for both inpatients and same day/outpatients including many minimally invasive surgical procedures using technically advanced robotic surgical systems. FWCH’s state-of-the-art operating rooms and some of the region’s only specially trained surgeons in robotic surgery offer the best in surgical options and quick recovery for patients.

Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. It is important that you are an informed patient, and that you feel comfortable about the procedure you will be having. At Franklin Woods, we encourage all our patients to ask questions of their medical team, and to be a well-informed patient. 

General surgery services include:

  • Abdominal procedures
  • Appendectomy
  • Bladder surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Cystoscopy
  • Eye surgery
  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease procedures
  • Hernia repairs
  • Listhotripsy for kidney stones

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our newest surgical robotic system, the da Vinci® Xi, is making surgery more effective, less invasive for our patients and easier on surgeons. Using this system, our surgeons operate through small incisions with a 3D HD magnified view inside the body using tiny instruments that bend and rotate. These features enable our surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control resulting in smaller incisions, less pain, faster healing and less scarring.

Colorectal Surgery

Franklin Woods Community Hospital recently received the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Franklin Woods is the third hospital in the nation and the first in Tennessee to receive this honor. 

Colorectal disease can be a chronic, life-altering illness, and surgery can bring people back to a state of well-being. Last October, a group of surgeons and team members came together to develop a colorectal program with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Recognizing the importance of patient involvement in the care process, the team developed a clinical pathway that puts the patient at the forefront of their surgical journey. 

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

One of the surgical specialties offered at FWCH is ear, nose and throat surgery. Our surgeons can perform image-guided sinus surgeries, using CT scans to help them see where they are working. People who have had a previous sinus surgery often cannot have another one because the usual “landmarks” have changed. Image-guided sinus surgery allows many of these patients to have needed surgery again. With this technology, both repeat and new surgery is much safer for these patients.
FWCH’s nerve integrity monitoring system (NIMS) allows surgeons to operate on a patient’s thyroid, parathyroid or parotid gland without causing damage to the nerves in the face. The system has sensors that go off to let the surgeons know if they get too close to the nerves.

Urology Surgery

FWCH urology services include laser resection of the prostate using the Holmium Laser, a minimally invasive treatment that uses laser energy to relieve enlarged prostate symptoms. The benefits of this surgery include decreased blood loss, less post-operative pain, lower risk of infection, no surgical incision and shorter recovery times. The patient usually can resume normal activities within a week.

Gynecology Surgery

Gynecology services include single-site laparoscopic hysterectomy. The benefits of this type of surgery include decreased blood loss, less postoperative pain, lower risk of infection, a minimal surgical incision and shorter recovery times. Surgeries and treatments include:

  • ​Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy
  • CO2 Laser Surgery
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
    • Laparoscopic
    • Robotic
    • Single Incision
    • Vaginal
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)