Dr. Jerry Dixon is a Board Certified General Surgeon and combines state-of-the-art medical services with genuine care to create an optimal experience for patients.You will find that our staff is equally committed to excellent care. When you call for an appointment, you will be seen as soon as possible. From that point on, all of your needs are taken into consideration. Sometimes, patients have trouble with transportation or care within the home or responsibilities with other family members. We realize that all of your needs are important and we take those into consideration when scheduling any procedure.
As a General Surgeon, Jerry Dixon MD is trained in a wide array of procedures and surgical care. Many times patients are referred to a surgeon by the primary care provider who recognizes a need for surgical care. You will find that Dr Dixon and our clinic staff are ready to provide the services necessary to treat your needs. He communicates back to your primary care provider regarding your plan of care. This enables important continuity of care for you, the patient.
While in the hospital, Dr. Dixon usually visits his patients twice a day (morning and evening). This level of post-operative care is unmatched in this busy culture. His goal for each patient is for them to return to activities and/or work as soon as possible.
We offer the following surgical services, as well as additional procedures not listed. For more information or to arrange a consultation, call 501-778-3361
- Appendectomy is an emergent surgical procedure that removes the infected or inflamed appendix.
- Bronchoscopy is the use of a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera that provides a direct view of your lungs.
- Cholecystectomy is the removal of a dysfunctional gallbladder or a gallbladder that contains gallstones.
- Colon resection is the removal of part or all of the large intestine due to cancer, ruptured diverticulitis, obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, a large polyp or due to an accident injurying the colon. The most common types of colon resections are: right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, low anterior resection or abdominal perineal resection.
- Colonoscopy is the evaluation of the lining of your colon and rectum through the use of a long, flexible tube with a light and camera.
- Colostomy is where an end of the large intestine is brought out through the abdominal wall. The new opening is called a stoma. The stoma is where stool will exit the body into a special bag. The colostomy can be temporary or permanent. A colostomy may be required due to unresectable bowel or temporiarily to divert stool away from a non-healing wound.
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD is a procedure that uses a long, flexible tube with a light and camera to evaluate the lining of your esophagus, stomach and first part of small intestine. An EGD can also retrieve foreign bodies that are lodged in the esophagus and can also dilate a narrowed esophagus which causes difficulty swallowing.
- Excision of Soft Tissue Tumors. This includes removal of epidermal inclusion cysts, lipomas, or malignant or benign skin masses.
- Fistulectomy is the surgical repair of an anal fistula, which is an infected tunnel between the skin and anus.
- Gastrectomy is the partial or complete removal of the stomach for cancer or perforation of the stomach wall from an ulcer.
- Hemorrhoidectomy is removal of symptomatic hemorrhoids by one of several different techniques.
- Herniorrhaphy is the surgical repair of a defect in the abdominal wall. There are epigastric/ventral hernias, umbilical hernias (navel), incisional hernias (at site of a previous healed surgical incision), spigelian hernias, inguinal hernias (inguinal area around the inguinal canal), or femoral hernias (femoral area).
- Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy is the surgical repair of an anal fissure, which is a small tear in the mucosa that lines the anus.
- Lumpectomy is the surgical removal of the breast tumor with a small amount of normal tissue around the tumor.
- Lymph Node Biopsy and Sentinel Node Biopsy. Lymph node biopsy is the removal of lymph nodes to evaluate microscopically for signs of infection or cancer. Sentinel node biopsy involves injecting a tracer material around the tumor that helps Dr. Dixon locate sentinel nodes during surgery.
- Mastectomy is the removal of the breast for malignancy or prevention.
- Placement of a Vascular Device for Long-Term Venous Access. This includes non-tunneled central catheter, tunneled catheter or port. The vascular devices are placed for patients that required long-term antibiotics, chemotherapy, intravenous nutritional support or have a difficult time obtaining peripheral access. Depending on the reason why the device is needed and the type of device used, it can remain in place for days, weeks and even years.
- Splenectomy is the removal of the spleen due to rupture from an injury, splenomegaly, blood disorders, cancer, infection or benign cysts/tumors.
- Thyroidectomy is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. A thyroidectomy is needed for the treatment of a thyroid cancer, symptomatic obstruction or condition of the thyroid such as hyperthyroidism. There are several types of thyroidectomy: hemithyroidectomy, subtotal thyroidectomy, partial thyroidectomy, near total thyroidectomy, total thyroidectomy or Hartley Dunhill operation.