Most Common Procedures

You will find a partial list of the procedures most commonly performed by Dr. Dupree and Dr. George, included is a short description of each procedure to help further understand the type of surgery being performed. Please keep in mind that this is not a 'complete' list, and you should discuss your specific individual needs at your very first consultation. If you have any questions please message us utilizing our "Contact Us & Directions" page. You may also email our office at:


A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The three basic types of this procedure are open cholecystectomy, the laparoscopic and robotic approaches. It is estimated that the laparoscopic procedure is currently used for approximately 80% of cases. Among other benefits, the robotic approach leaves virtually no scar.

Inguinal Hernia Repair:

An inguinal hernia is a hernia in the inguinal region, where a weakness in smooth muscle allows underlying structures, (usually intestine), to push through, creating a protrusion. There are several techniques utilized for the repair of an inguinal hernia. Your repair options should be discussed with your surgeon to determine the best approach for your specific circumstance. (While not 'exclusively' a male affliction, inguinal hernias are most commonly found in men.).

Ventral Hernia Repair:

These hernias occur in the abdomen at the site of a previous surgery, or due to other weakening factors, including, but not limited to; nutrient and/or collagen deficiencies. There are several treatment options, both open and laparoscopic. It is extremely important to discuss the approach to repair, that your surgeon considers most effective, after considering your individual specific circumstances.


Removal by surgery of the appendix, the small worm-like appendage of the colon (the large bowel). An appendectomy is performed because of probable appendicitis, inflammation of the wall of the appendix generally associated with infection. There are several approaches to appendectomy. Among them are are open, and laparoscopic. Please discuss your specific individual options with Dr. Dupree and Dr. George at consultation.

Excision of Tumors, Cysts, Lesions, and Abnormal Structures:

Tumors, Lesions, and Cysts are not always serious conditions, however the possibility always exists. Examination, Diagnostics, Biopsy, and Possible Removal are options that should be discussed with your surgeon at a professional private consultation.

Colectomy, Hemi-Colectomy, and Other Surgeries involving the Colon:

Colectomy is an operation to remove all or part of the colon (large intestine). In a partial colectomy, the surgeon removes only part of the colon. The bowel is then reconnected or attached to an opening of the bowel (ostomy), created on the abdominal wall to allow the contents of the bowel to exit from the body. Colectomy may be needed for treatment of diverticulitis, benign polyps of the colon, and cancer of the colon.

Lysis of Abdominal Adhesions:

Abdominal adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form between abdominal tissues and organs, causing them to stick together.

Typical symptoms caused by abdominal adhesions include abdominal discomfort around the belly button that is cramp-like followed by distention of the abdomen. Symptoms may become intense with obstruction.

In cases of extreme discomfort, surgery may be indicated. Discuss your options with your surgeon.

Foregut Surgery:

Diseases of the esophagus and stomach are more prevalent than one may think. Our center specializes in treatment of both acid reflux and hiatal/paraesophageal hernia. Hiatal and paraesophageal hernias are openings in the diaphragm that the stomach can sneak through. Sometimes these hernias can lead to disastrous complications if not repaired. We offer minimally invasive repair of these hernias and can get your out of the hospital in less than 24 hours. If you are suffering from chronic acid reflux and want to come off of your medication or have side effects from your medication, we can help you as well.

Heller Myotomy:

Suffering from Achalasia can be debilitating for those going through this. Not being able to swallow food normally can actually be quite dangerous. We offer minimally invasive approaches to treatment for Achalasia and can have you back to normal even as early as when you wake up in the recovery room. Schedule an appointment to find out more.

Bariatric Surgery:

We understand that it may be extremely difficult to lose weight, and a lot of other factors including genetics may make it even harder. We offer gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery to those who need additional help with weight loss. Even if you already had bariatric surgery and found yourself regaining weight, we can help. Not only does weight loss improve confidence, but it can literally save your life. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction:

Having complicated surgery leaving you with a massive incisional hernia can be emotionally traumatic. We offer minimally invasive approaches to repairing any incisional hernia no matter how large. Our center is one of the only centers in the country performing Transversus Abdominis Release and Rives Stoppa hernia repairs with the robotic platform. Ask us today about how we can bring your abdominal wall, and your life back together.