Specialty Procedures

Surgical Associates of Marshall County offer minimally invasive specality procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in Guntersville and Albertville.

In addition to laparoscopic and vascular surgery, Surgical Associates of Marshall County offers specialized surgeries, diagnostics and treatments. Our experienced surgeons are dedicated to providing you with the most effective care possible and are equipped to handle a wide variety of different ailments.

Specialty procedures performed by Surgical Associates of Marshall County include:


This diagnostic procedure uses a specialized instrument known as a colonoscope, which is affixed with a light and camera. Using the colonoscope, your surgeon can closely examine the colon and rectum to determine the causes of digestive problems. The colonoscope also has surgical instruments that allow for the removal of colon polyps during the procedure. Colonoscopy is recommended as a routine screening for colon cancer in those over the age of 50.

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Breast Surgery

Treatment of breast cancer usually requires surgery. This may involve removal of tumorous lumps and surrounding tissue (lumpectomy, also known as breast-conserving surgery) or removal of the entirety of the breast (mastectomy). Our surgeons can help you decide the method of surgery best for your needs.

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Hemorrhoid Removal

Hemorrhoid surgery or hemorrhoidectomy is the removal of swollen and twisted veins that develop around the anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids are classified as internal or external depending on their placement.

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Parathyroid Surgery

Parathyroid surgery, also known as parathyroidectomy, is the surgical removal of all or some of your parathyroid glands, which are located around the trachea or windpipe in the front of the neck. The parathyroid glands are responsible for controlling the levels of phosphorus and calcium in your blood.

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Thyroid Surgery

The thyroid is a gland in the front of the neck that controls the metabolism, or energy use, of the body. When a malfunctioning or cancerous thyroid does not respond to other forms of treatment, full or partial removal of the thyroid (thyroidectomy) may be necessary.

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Skin Cancer Surgery

Surgery is considered the primary method of treatment in all forms of skin cancer. The cancerous growth will be removed along with surrounding tissue to prevent cancer from spreading to other tissues and organs.

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Wound Care for Venous and Arterial Ulcers

Ulcers are open sores that most commonly occur in the legs and feet. Venous and arterial ulcers are caused by conditions of the veins and arteries that can lead to serious complications if left untreated. We offer complete wound care for ulcers, including dressings to help them heal and prevent further damage and treatments to address underlying issues.

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