Higher level surgical treatments. Higher patient benefits.

At Carthage Surgical Associates our mission is to provide the highest level of treatment possible that benefit our patients’ health and well-being. We offer a range of surgical procedures from general to the latest advancements of laparoscopic surgery.

Carthage Surgical Associates has been recognized for our proficiency, exceptional communication and follow-up, as well as our reliability in delivering positive surgical outcomes. Because of our reputation for these distinguished qualities and results, we have a high physician referral.

Backed by extensive experience, we strive to provide higher patient benefits through quality care, higher level treatments and better outcomes.

Leading the Way

Through the use of sophisticated surgical procedures, Dr. Bratton has greater control and vision during surgery, allowing him to perform safer, less invasive, and precise surgical procedures. For the patient this means smaller or fewer incisions, less pain, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stay, less scarring and quicker recovery.

Christopher Bratton, MD

Medical School:
University of Tennessee

Tulane-Charity Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

Armed with the latest techniques and the most advanced laparoscopic technology, Dr. Bratton is quite adept at meticulously and effectively treating patients with esophageal, spleen, adrenal, pancreas, liver, stomach and colorectal problems.

A native of the area, Dr. Bratton has nearly 40 years of experience and is the only general surgeon in the Carthage, TN area so our patients benefit from high level treatment that’s close to home. We believe by offering a higher level of treatment, our patients benefit from a higher level of care.

High level experience equals high level care.

By offering these methods, our patients benefit from less pain and scarring, and a shorter recovery time associated with conventional procedures or surgery.

General Surgery is a specialty that focuses on the abdomen and its contents including breast, skin, soft tissue, head and neck, vascular systems and endocrine systems. We strive to use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. This technology allows doctors to operate with greater precision, smaller or fewer incisions that decreases patient discomfort, lowers risk of infection and complications, decreases downtime post surgery and allows for quicker healing.

At Riverview Regional Medical Center, our General Surgeon Dr. Chris Bratton, MD has extensive training and knowledge of patient care before, during and after surgery. With comprehensive management in trauma, emergency room, intensive care and burn units, he is also highly qualified at diagnosing conditions specific to the full abdomen area.

Patient Resources

We accept most major medical insurance plans.

Below, we have provided new patient forms that you can download and print. We hope these resources will help you prepare for your appointment with us.

Now Accepting New Patients

For more information on our services, please contact us at 615-735-5159.