Providing advanced, minimally invasive surgical care for the Savannah region, including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures for colon cancer, hernia repair, abdominal wall reconstruction, reflux, and gallbladder surgery.

T. Ellis Barnes IV, MD

“The use of robotics has revolutionized many surgical procedures and allows for better visualization, greater accuracy, smaller incisions, and faster recovery for patients.”

"Our goal is to deliver the best possible outcome for every patient by combining care and compassion with the latest technology and data-driven treatment protocols."
T. Ellis Barnes IV, MD
General & Robotic Surgeon
Savannah Robotic Surgeon

T. Ellis Barnes IV, MD

What does it take to be a great surgeon? Advanced medical and surgical training at prestigious hospitals and academic institutions is essential. The knowledge gained from this training must then be combined with surgical skill and precision. Yet, to achieve the best results for patients, and to be truly great, a surgeon must also make a human connection with each patient. That’s the philosophy of fellowship-trained, Savannah robotic surgeon T. Ellis Barnes IV, MD.

Dr. Barnes has established a remarkable reputation as a highly specialized general surgeon with an emphasis on robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. He performs surgery at leading surgical facilities in Savannah, Richmond Hill and Vidalia, and he is also a consultant for Medtronic and Intuitive, the maker of the da Vinci surgical system. Dr. Barnes’ life and training have taken him around the country and the world. All along this path, he discovered and cultivated a desire to listen, learn and make a difference for those around him.

Savannah Area Surgical Services

Dr. Barnes performs advanced surgical procedures for a variety of conditions. He always uses the most minimally invasive approach possible to ensure the best outcome and quickest recovery time.

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Transversus Abdominis Release

Hiatal Hernia Repair

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)

Robotic Right Hemicolectomy

Robotic Sigmoid Colectomy

Anti-Reflux Procedures

What is the da Vinci system?

During robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci system, your surgeon makes a few small incisions, and uses a 3DHD camera for a crystal-clear, magnified view of the surgical area. Your surgeon sits at a console next to you and operates through the incisions using tiny instruments and a camera. The da Vinci system translates every hand movement your surgeon makes in real time, bending and rotating the instruments to perform the surgical procedure.

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr Barnes performed a hernia surgery for me as an outpatient. Everything went well. He has a very good demeanor and is open and honest about the surgery and it’s outcome. I recommend him to others who require similar care.”
Greg Miller
“One of the best doctors that has seen my dad. Dr. Barnes really truly cares for his patients. He makes sure everything is understood about the procedure and that you feel comfortable before, during and after the procedure is done.”
Alonna Allen
“I have never met a Doctor like Dr. Barnes!! He is amazing and I am so thankful I got referred to him to do my surgery & his nurse went above and beyond to get me an appointment. He really cares about his patients and he is a doctor that is straight forward, informative and personable.”
Brittney Keys
“Dr. Barnes was very personable. I almost forgot I was speaking to a doctor because he was so down to earth, but his medical knowledge reminded me otherwise. He made me feel 100% at ease before my surgery. I had a great experience!”
Felicia Hamilton

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