Most Common Procedures

You will find a partial list of the procedures most commonly performed by Dr. Dupree, 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 with Dr. Dupree at your very first consultation. Or 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 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.