At the Dampier Surgery Center located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, we are pleased to offer both cosmetic and general surgery services with the intent of improving health, alleviating pain, curing disease, and enhancing your natural beauty. Throughout our practice, you will notice our state-of-the-art equipment and procedures, which provide our clients with peace of mind and confidence.
Our standard of personalized care excellence enables us to provide comprehensive treatments and the results you desire. These standards are in place to promote and maintain a safe environment for our patients.
Dr. Dampier and staff strive to keep current with the latest standards, techniques, equipments, and opportunities so our patients receive the safest operations, optimal results, and a pleasant overall experience. We place a significant emphasis on continuing our professional education each and every day for the benefit of our patients.
Safety, sterilization and infection control is of utmost importance to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and safety standards to ensure you are protected at all times. In addition, we review your medical history, current health, and expectations for surgery before agreeing to perform a procedure. Your safety is our top priority.
You can have confidence knowing that highly trained and skilled clinicians have your best interests in mind. We attend general and cosmetic surgery lectures, meetings, and specialized conventions to stay informed of the latest procedures, equipment, and more. Also, being members of various professional, general, and cosmetic surgery associations helps us stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
No two procedures are the same, just as no two patients are the same. Each patient is treated with the respect, trust, and courtesy they deserve. We strive to ensure that your experience at our practice is positive, comfortable, and personalized to suit your needs.
Dr. Dampier was born and raised in Moultrie, Georgia. Because she knew at a young age that she wanted to attend medical school to become a surgeon, she left high school one year early to pursue her educational goals. While technically a high school senior, Dr. Dampier was also a freshman at the University of Georgia. In June of 1995, Dr. Dampier came home to Moultrie to graduate from high school as the Salutatorian of her class. She returned to the University of Georgia early the following morning to complete her finals making her a college sophomore.
Dr. Dampier graduated from the University of Georgia in March 1998. She spent several months working at Colquitt Regional Medical Center as a nurses' aid while waiting to begin medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. While in medical school, she served as the MUSM Female Representative to the President’s Advisory Committee for the entire university. Dr. Dampier was also active in the Macon Habitat for Humanity chapter during this time.
In 2002 upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Dampier moved to Jacksonville, Florida to begin her residency in General Surgery. Dr. Dampier completed both her surgical internship and residency at the University of Florida-Shands Jacksonville. While there, Dr. Dampier became highly skilled in general, trauma, and vascular surgery. During her chief resident year, Dr. Dampier also served as the Co-Chair of the Shands-Jacksonville Resident Graduate Medical Executive Committee and was a member of the facility’s Graduate Medical Executive Committee as well. Dr. Dampier also learned many nuances of hospital administration and regulations while serving for three years on the Shands-Jacksonville Performance Improvement Committee. Dr. Dampier graduated from Shands-Jacksonville in June of 2007 as a Board Eligible General Surgeon. She took her written surgical boards in August 2007 and her oral surgical boards in January 2008. Dr. Dampier performed well on both boards and thus became a board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery on January 2008. Upon completing her surgical residency, Dr. Dampier moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to train in Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Dampier served as a Surgical Fellow at the prestigious Smith Plastic Surgery Institute in Las Vegas for one year, where she performed exclusively cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dampier performed over 500 surgical procedures during the course of her fellowship as well as hundreds of minor procedures (i.e. Botox, fillers, lesion removals, scar revisions, vein injections, etc.).
Dr. Dampier comes from a truly close southern family. Because her grandfather has always been one of her greatest supporters and mentors in life, Dr. Dampier chose to name her surgical office after him, Dr. Dampier, as well as her father, grandfather, and siblings all share the initials "L.R.D." and are very pleased to see the family name on a very special family business.
Dr. Dampier is married to Adam Sawinski and is the mother of twins, Anna Catherine and Andrew Cole. She and Adam enjoy watching their daughter dance at a competitive level and their son play travel baseball. Both children also play soccer. As a family, they enjoy hiking, rafting, fishing, ziplining, and traveling all over the country to America’s National Parks. They attend First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Leland R. Dampier, Jr., the son of Leland and Francis Dampier, was born in September of 1951 in Moultrie Georgia, a small South Central Georgia town. He grew up in the very small community of Berlin where he attended grade school. As a young boy and throughout high school he worked in the tobacco and vegetable/produce fields, played sports and sung in the chorus. He graduated from Moultrie High School in 1969 and attended Middle Georgia Junior College. He graduated from Georgia Southern University (GSU) in 1974.
The very afternoon he graduated from GSU he married his wife of 41 years Patricia Hitt Dampier. They would raise three children, Loucinda, Leslee and Trey all who have successful careers. i.e. Surgeon, Science Curriculum Specialist Educator, and Family Practice Physician respectively.
After graduation he became a teacher where he taught music, language arts and science as he completed post graduate work for certification in middle grade education with emphasis on language arts. He would later obtain Masters and Specialist Degrees in School Administration and Supervision and serve as Assistant Principal, Principal and Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Colquitt County Schools before retiring with full benefits in 2003. He also farmed the family farm purchased by his great-great granddad in 1890, with his dad for many of said years while working full time.
In 2008 when his daughter, Dr. Loucinda Rochelle Dampier, launched her medical practice, she asked her dad to be her office manager. From that point they established The L. R. Dampier Cosmetic Surgery Center, PLLC. Dr. Dampier then appointed Mr. Dampier President and Controller of her limited liability company. His duties and responsibilities are to manage the fiscal affairs and daily tasks of operating the business end of the practice. Leland still maintains a home in Georgia and shares ownership of the family farm.
Patricia Hitt Dampier, daughter of David and Margie Hitt , was born and raised in the small town of Sugar Hill, Georgia. She attended Gwinnett County public schools and graduated from North Gwinnett High School in 1970. She attended Georgia Southern University where she studied music and English and graduated the morning of August 15, 1974. That same afternoon she married her husband of 41 years, Leland R. Dampier, Jr. After graduation Patricia began a career in public school education where she would teach third grade for 28 of her 30 year career. During her tenure with Colquitt County Board of Education she earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She is the proud mother of three successful children, Loucinda, Leslee and Trey. i.e. Physician, Educator and Physician respectively.
Patricia is now the Receptionist and Records Clerk for The Dampier Surgery Center owned and operated by Loucinda R. Dampier, MD.
To schedule your consultation, call our office now at (615) 264-0540.