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,
"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
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.