No matter what medical problem you have or which surgical procedure you need, you have high-tech, modern surgical options to choose from at Columbus Regional Health, including advanced diagnostic technology and robotic surgeries options for more precise, less invasive procedures. Our board-qualified, board-certified surgeons perform a wide variety of surgeries across many service lines at Midtown Medical Center and Northside Medical Center for both adult and pediatric patients in the Columbus, Georgia region.
All the surgeons at Columbus Regional Health work within a multi- disciplinary team that includes surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists who specialize in the surgeries they perform. Our surgeons are making incredible advances in surgical care. From neurology to thoracic to urologic and general procedures, our surgeons practice the kind of leading edge medicine you’d only expect to find at big city medical centers. In fact, the region’s only dedicated thoracic surgeon operates at Midtown Medical Center.
In addition to robot-assisted surgical units, our hospitals have several C-arm imaging units at both our Midtown and Northside campuses. The C-arm provides real-time X-ray imaging, which enables more accurate surgeries, especially for cases of orthopedic trauma. Midtown Medical Center also has an O-arm, which allows neurosurgeons to perform delicate spinal and cranial procedures. Plus, all our rooms are fully integrated for audio and visual. Moving images and sounds can be recorded, allowing patients and physicians alike to have a clearer picture of any given situation.
Columbus Regional Health also has the region’s only endovascular hybrid OR at Midtown Medical Center. This suite, which is equipped with the Zeego radiographic robot, can be transformed into a OR at a moment’s notice. That means if a surgeon performing an endovascular procedure suddenly discovers the immediate need for surgery, it can happen within seconds, without having to transport the patient into another room.
The da Vinci® robotic surgical system allows our experienced surgeons to use their training and expertise to offer surgical options to patients that are more precise and less invasive. This robot-assisted surgical system is used for general surgery as well as by our gynecologic, thoracic and urological surgeons with great success. Columbus Regional Health is the only facility in the area that can perform a prostatectomy using this device.
The Artis Zeego imaging system, an important part of our hybrid operating room, is the only one of its kind in the region. This cutting- edge technology allows our surgeons and specialists to direct imaging radiation at a patient very precisely during a procedure. If surgery is needed, the Zeego is flexible enough to be moved out of the way quickly, allowing the surgeon to operate almost immediately.
This system works like a single-slice CT scanner. It allows for precise robotic positioning and real-time scans during neurosurgery and other procedures.
A flexible diagnostic imaging tool that enables incredible 2D and 3D images from many different aspects and positions. Both Midtown and Northside have several of these units.
The one and only facility in the area that can perform prostatectomies with a da Vinci surgical robot.
First surgeon in Georgia to perform robot- assisted surgery for hernia removals and other abdominal surgeries.
The region’s one and only dedicated thoracic surgeon is at Columbus Regional Health.
Should a need for surgery arise, some of the most experienced and pioneering surgeons in the Columbus, Georgia region are part of the Columbus Regional Medical Group. Our team of surgeons includes general surgeons, breast, vascular, bariatric surgeons, gynecological and minimally invasive surgeons.
Dr. Paul Cartwright specializes in bariatric surgery. He performs gastrointestinal balloon surgeries, Linx procedures and general surgery.View Profile
Dr. Malcolm Goodchild is certified in general surgery. He also performs minimally invasive and breast surgery.View Profile
Dr. Bruce Brennaman is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.View Profile
Dr. Richard Hannay is board certified in general and critical care surgery. He serves as our Chief Medical Officer for Midtown Medical Center.View Profile
Dr. Robert Jenks is a general surgeon, specializing in trauma.View Profile
Dr. Trey Keadle is board-certified in general and vascular surgery.View Profile
Dr. Edmund "Mac" Molnar, Jr. is a board certified general surgeon.View Profile
Dr. Samotowka specializes in general surgery as well as trauma/critical care surgery.View Profile