When you or a loved one is facing surgery, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is where you will have your surgery. At Cullman Regional, our team of experts has decades of experience and works together to keep patients and families informed and comfortable. We offer state-of-the-art surgical care in areas including general, vascular, thoracic, breast, emergency trauma and more.

Surgery

Our surgeons combine the ultimate in medical technology with the utmost personal attention to ensure that you receive the finest health care available. As surgical specialists our facilities and technical backgrounds are truly state-of-the-art. As physicians, we regard ourselves as people treating people – establishing a one-to-one relationship between the physician and patient. And with the advent of medical technology and specialization we preserve our art with a personal approach to your health care.

Our team specializes in an array of general surgery procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic procedures, including:

  • Minor surgery & office procedures
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Emergency Trauma procedures
  • Vascular Surgery

Our Services

Minor Surgery and Office Procedures

  • Repair of lacerations
  • Removal of skin cancer
  • Removal of moles, warts, cysts, lumps, etc.
  • Sclerotherapy of varicose veins
  • Educational videos
  • Skin grafting
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound & image guided breast biopsy
  • Vasectomy
  • Ear piercing and repair torn earlobe
Thoracic

Having on staff the only Board Certified Thoracic Surgeons in the Cullman area provides us with the opportunity to offer Thoracic surgical procedures usually found only in large Metropolitan areas.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Surgery of the Chest Wall
  • Lung surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Diaphragm surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thorascoscopy and thoracoscopic surgery
Abdominal

Abdominal pain is one of the leading health complaints of Americans. Our physicians have years of experience and knowledge in diagnosing and treating abdominal pain symptoms ranging from simple heartburn to a more serious diagnosis of liver cancer.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Small and Large intestine
  • Biliary tract
  • Stomach, Spleen, Pancreas
  • Pancreas
  • Diaphragm
  • Esophagus
  • Appendix
  • Hernias
Laparoscopic

Having been certified in Laparoscopic surgical procedures, our physicians believe that the introduction of the laparoscope has revolutionized surgery. The benefits of these minimally invasive techniques are less pain, less scarring, and shorter recovery period. Most patients return to their normal activities within one week of surgery.

  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ovary Removal
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • VATS Lung Removal
  • Ulcer Surgery
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Abdominal
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
Endoscopic

As specially trained endoscopist, our physicians rely on these non-surgical procedures to directly view the stomach, colon, lungs, and esophagus. Based on their findings they can determine the best course for treating and managing the cause of your problem.

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Duodenum
  • Lung surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Diaphragm surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thorascoscopy and thoracoscopic surgery
Breast

Specializing in comprehensive breast care for women, we offer complete breast health care from annual check ups to the diagnosis, treatment and cure of breast cancer.

  • Routine exams
  • Biopsy
  • Mastectomy (all types)
  • Augmentation (enlargement)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Breast conservation surgery
  • Reconstruction surgery of breast and nipple
  • Breast reduction

Our Surgeons

John Evans, MD

General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Stephen McBride, MD

General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care

Brad Moody, MD

General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Wound Care

Gregory S. Windham, MD

General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care

Frequently Asked Questions


What are some of the symptoms I may experience after surgery? What can I do to relieve any discomfort?

Patients that have undergone laparoscopic procedures such as Lap Chole, Lap Nissen, or Lap Hernia repair may experience gas pains, indigestion, or shoulder pain during recovery. Over The Counter Phazyme is recommended.

Patients that have undergone inguinal hernia repairs may experience scrotal swelling or discoloration. This is common. Apply an ice pack to the scrotum and wear a scrotal support.

It is not unusual to experience constipation after surgery. Use fiber supplements and Over The Counter stool softeners as needed. Pain medications will make constipation worse.

Lumpiness beneath your incision is not unusual and represents healing.

Notify your doctor for:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Severe, persistent pain
  • Fever or chills
  • Redness or drainage from the wound
  • Excessive swelling

See your doctor for more specific instructions (i.e. diet, medications, and activity) pertaining to the type of surgery.


What steps can be taken to relieve heartburn?

Frequent heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Some patients find that some or all of the following suggestions are helpful:

  • Elevate the head of your bed 2-6 inches with blocks
  • Avoid spicy and fatty foods, tomato, and citrus juices, chocolate mints, coffee, tea, colas, and alcoholic beverages
  • Do not lie down for 2 hours after eating
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid tight clothing
  • Antacids can be taken at bedtime and 30-60 minutes after each meal
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Maintain your ideal weight
  • If you have persistent and frequent heartburn, see your doctor

What are some of the symptoms which would require an examination?

Some of the symptoms which would require your doctor’s attention may include:

  • Abnormal skin lesions which have changed in size, shape, or color
  • Changes in your bowel habits, alternating constipation and diarrhea or rectal bleeding
  • Leg pain or cramping while walking
  • Discharge from your nipple
  • Breast lump

How do I do a proper breast exam?

Doing a BSE (Breast Self Exam) the right way means doing it the same time each month. Ten days after your period begins is best for menstruating women. Steps include examining your breasts in the shower and lying down. In each of these positions, use the pads of the three center fingers and move them in a circular motion to feel for lumps or other irregularities. Inspecting breasts visually in a mirror with hands on hips and again with them clasped behind your head can help your spot dimpling, puckered skin, scaliness or rash, or changes in skin color. Other changes to watch for besides lumps are bloody discharge or any persistent tenderness, swelling, or redness.

The theory is that you the better know your breasts, the more likely you are to spot something that’s out of the norm. If you want to know more about how to do a proper BSE, feel free to ask us for at your next appointment. We’re here to help your care for yourself.

Office Hours


Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Emergencies: If you need to consult with a doctor after regular office hours, you may call the Cullman Regional operator at (256) 737-2000. The operator will assist you in reaching the surgeon on call.

Location


1930 Alabama Highway 157

Cullman, Alabama 35058

Contact


Telephone: (256) 734-7850

Fax: (256) 734-9633

Emergencies: (256) 737-2000