General Surgery

General Surgery

Going to Great Heights for Your Health Since 1969

Our goal at Southwest Health System is to provide the best quality of healthcare for our patients and the residents of our community. We believe in the importance of our work and we strive to demonstrate that commitment through our endeavors. Our hospitals have won numerous awards for the quality of our care. Keep reading to learn more about our general surgery services.

Recent Comments Regarding our Surgical Teams

"Nurses are great!"

"He is a GOOD Doctory and ya'll are GOOD nurses!"

"Sixth Floor Pre-Op Nurses are great! Especially Connie, Suzanne, and Linzee!"

"FANTASTIC NURSES!"

"Everyone was very nice."

"All of y'all were so good!"

"Dr. Dixon is great! Every one of my nurses was great! Thank them!:

"An extra THANK YOU to my pre-op Nurse that day!" (Kathleen, RN)

"The nurse who put in my IV was EXCELLENT!" (Chaquita, RN)

What Does a General Surgeon Do?

General surgery requires comprehensive knowledge of a broad range of conditions, illnesses, and injuries that require surgical attention. This includes knowledge in such fields as anatomy, physiology, wound care, shock treatment, resuscitation, intensive care, neoplasia, immunology, and pathology. Doctors must display experience, skill, clinical understanding knowledge, and technical proficiency.

During residency training in general surgery, medical practitioners must gain experience in surgeries involving:

  • Endocrine system
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Surgical critical care
  • Surgical oncology
  • Trauma / burns
  • Emergency surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Alimentary tract
  • Epidermis and soft tissue

Surgeons must be able to treat a wide variety of patients, including those facing unique complicating factors such as obesity and terminal illness. For some surgical areas such as bariatric surgery, thoracic surgery, and organ transplantation, additional training may be required. Surgeons obviously play an extremely important role and the rigor of their training and education reflects that reality.

Southwest Health System: A Team You Can Trust

Each Mississippi hospital under the umbrella of the Southwest Health System is staffed by extremely proficient, knowledgeable, and trained surgeons. Our doctors went to the same schools and display the same levels of skill and experience as those found in larger communities near us such as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Jackson, but they have chosen to live and raise their families in McComb and provide a higher level of medical care for the residents of our valued community.