Many Procedures Available Right Here at Home
When surgery is in your future, either elective or as a result of trauma or an emergency, consider your hometown options and keep your family close by to help you recover. Medical expertise, state-of- the-art equipment, and new surgery suites at The Memorial Hospital make Memorial Regional Health a great option.
Our surgeons are happy to offer timely consults to patients facing either elective or urgent surgery. We offer modern, well-designed operating rooms with cutting edge equipment and comfortable post-surgical rooms. We look forward to assisting you with your surgical needs.
Meet our General Surgeons
General Surgery Services
port placement for infusions
hernia repairs – open and laparoscopic
diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Service Highlight – Stretta
If you suffer from reflux you know just how much it can impact your quality of life. Maybe you have terrible bouts of heartburn that keep you from eating the foods you enjoy. You could be experiencing a burning sensation in your chest and throat. Maybe you are taking antacids or anti-reflux medication but you still suffer.
Your doctor may have diagnosed you with GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is common, affecting 1 in 3 Americans.
“GERD is usually caused by a weakness in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Essentially, it is a one-way valve that relaxes when we eat and swallow, then clamps back up when we are done. It can stop working for various reasons,” said Dr. Jeff Womble, general surgeon.
Memorial Regional Health is thrilled to offer a new solution for GERD that’s producing great results. It’s called Stretta. It’s a highly effective and minimally-invasive procedure that offers an alternative to invasive surgery or implants. Stretta Therapy uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to strengthen and improve the function of the LES to prevent regurgitation or reflux.
“Most people with reflux symptoms are a candidate for Stretta. It can mean ending symptoms and getting off medicines,” Womble said.
What Our Patients Say
The surgeon and staff were very helpful and professional. All the OR people were very caring and helpful. Thank you for making this good and fast for my daughter.
Entire staff was excellent. I was very comfortable and very pleased with the entire visit. Thanks, TMH!
Terrific staff in the Outpatient Department. The Surgical Nurses are great.