Welcome to the web site of the Surgical Group of Johnson City, the surgical practice of Dr. Scott Watson and Dr. Michael Hodge. Our practice is a comprehensive surgical practice dedicated to the care of general surgical and obese patients. We specialize in the minimally invasive approach to surgical problems including cancer, colon and rectal, abdominal wall and inguinal hernias, breast, gallbladder, thyroid and parathyroid, and bariatric surgery.
We sub-specialize in both the laparoscopic and open procedures for obesity surgery including the roux-en-y gastric bypass and gastric sleeve.
Our hope is that you will find this web site to be useful and educational. In it, you will find information about surgical procedures, the needs of surgical patients and learn more about us and our practice. We welcome new patients and strive to accommodate appointments within 72 hours of contacting our office. Our goal is to provide a friendly, professional, courteous service to all our patients while delivering the highest quality of surgical care.
Below you will find a listing of some of the minimally invasive general surgery and obesity procedures performed by our surgeons.
NEW -- ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System. See interview with Dr. Hodge
DaVinci Robot Surgery Minimally Invasive Process
CANCER: Breast, Colon, Rectal, Stomach, Pancreas, Thyroid, Melanoma, Skin
BREAST: Cancer, Stereotatic Biopsy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy
HERNIA: Inguinal (Groin)*, Incisional*, Hiatal (Reflux)*, Umbilical
COLON AND RECTAL: Bowel Resections For Cancer, Polyps*, and Diverticular Disease*, Hemorrhoidectomy Using The PPH Stapler
GALLBLADDER* and APPENDIX*
ENDOCRINE: Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal*
OBESITY: Laparoscopic ROUX-EN-Y Gastric Bypass*
Procedures with an * can be done laparoscopically, a minimally invasive procedure, resulting in a faster recovery with less hospitalization and discomfort. This results in a more rapid return to normal activities and employment.