Through the use of advanced robotic systems, our doctors have greater control and vision during surgery, allowing them 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 a quicker recovery time.
Based on demonstrated excellence in patient outcomes, Sumner Regional Medical Center has been designated as a Mentor Case Observation Proctor Site for general and robotic surgery. This means our lead specialist Dr. Brian K. Reed MD is teaching and training doctors and surgical teams across the nation on the use of robotic technology for surgery.
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine
University of Tennessee Medical Center
American Board of Surgeons
Dr. Reed has more than 12 years of diverse experience and 5 years of robotic surgery practical expertise. Because of his exceptional skills and patient outcomes, Dr. Reed is an accomplished proxy for robotic surgery — teaching and training other doctors and surgical teams across the nation on the use of robotic technology for surgery.
Dr. Reed also serves in the United States Navy Reserves. In 2011 Dr. Reed was deployed as a combat surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
As a native of Sumner County native, Dr. Reed has lived here most of his life. In 2016, Dr. Reed joined the medical staff of Sumner Regional Medical Center and HighPoint Health Partners
Laparoscopic surgery is an advanced surgical technique that allows a surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions, sometimes as small as a few millimeters. They are able to view the inside of a patient using a microscopic camera that is placed in the body through a thin flexible tube called a laparoscope.
Robotic surgery is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. Dr. Reed controls the system, which translates his hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny surgical instruments.
Not all patients or procedures are appropriate for minimally invasive surgical techniques. Talk to your physician to learn more.
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