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Congratulations Dr. Jean!

August 12th, 2019

University Surgical Associates is proud to announce that Robert Jean, MD, USA general surgeon, has completed his 200th minimally invasive robotic surgery at CHI Memorial - Hixson! Dr. Jean celebrated the milestone along with the OR staff who he routinely works with on robotic surgeries.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery allows surgeons to complete intricate procedures with precision often leading to shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, minimal scarring and a faster return to normal, daily activities. Robotic surgery is just one of the options USA surgeons have in deciding the very best course of treatment for each person.

University Surgical Associates provides general surgical care in the Chattanooga region for patients with hernias and breast disease, as well as a wide range of surgical services relating to the abdomen, including surgery of the gallbladder, stomach and colon.  

USA General Surgery Physician Staff 
Coleman Arnold, MD, FACS
Donald Barker, MD, FACS
R. Phillip Burns, MD, FACS
W. Todd Cockerham, MD, FACS 
Benjamin Dart IV, MD, FACS
Jacob Dowden, MD, FACS
W. Heath Giles, MD, FACS
John Huggins, MD, FACS
Darren Hunt, MD, FACS
Robert Jean, MD, FACS 
Benjamin Kellogg, MD, FACS
Robert Maxwell, MD, FACS
Vicente Mejia, MD, FACS
S. Michael Roe, MD, FACS
Philip Smith, MD, FACS
Craig Swafford, MD, FACS 

Learn more about the services available at University Surgical Associates by visiting To schedule an appointment with one of USA’s general surgeons, call (423) 267-0466. 

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