Surgical Care Centers

Vanderbilt Hernia Center

The Vanderbilt Hernia Center offers care for all types of hernias. For the abdominal wall, we care for patients with inguinal hernias (when soft tissue such as the intestines bulge through the groin) and ventral hernias (when soft tissue bulges through the abdominal wall). Ventral hernias can include hernias at the umbilicus (belly button) and also those that occur after a previous abdominal operation (incisional hernias).We care for many complex cases; some of our patients have had multiple hernia surgeries elsewhere. Our surgeons' experience translates to excellent outcomes the first time.  Learn More >>

Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss

The Vanderbilt Center for Surgical Weight Loss in 2011 evaluated 540 new morbidly obese patients, and 751 patients attended the Center’s informational seminar, which is now available online. Surgical Weight Loss surgeons perform laparoscopic and robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band procedures and gastric sleeve procedures. The center also provides many patient-oriented services, including a preoperative information seminar on bariatric surgery, several patient support groups, and access to trained psychologists and nutritionists.  Learn More >>

Vanderbilt Colon and Rectal Surgery

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Program at Vanderbilt is the fastest growing colon and rectal surgery practice in middle Tennessee. Surgeons treat the full-spectrum of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, working collaboratively with a team of gastroenterologists, endoscopists and experts from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Colon and Rectal Surgery Program also initiated and coordinates the Hereditary Colon Cancer Registry, which gathers critical information on patients and their family members who have either had colorectal cancer or are at risk of developing the disease. This registry enables physicians and surgeons to better understand the nature of hereditary colorectal cancer, ultimately leading to improved treatment options. Learn More >>

Vanderbilt Pancreas Center

The Vanderbilt Pancreas Center, a multidisciplinary team of national and international experts in general surgery, surgical oncology, gastroenterology and medical oncology, work together to coordinate the best treatments and interventions for patients with complicated pancreatic conditions. These pancreatic diseases include inflammatory disorders such as chronic pancreatitis along with malignant and pre-malignant diseases such as pancreatic cancer, cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Learn More>>

Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center

Vanderbilt is a leader in treating digestive disorders. We use the most advanced techniques and technology in the region. Our pioneering research, highly trained providers and dedicated staff have led U.S. News and World Report to rank us among the top 25 digestive disease centers in America. [more...]

Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Vanderbilt Transplant Center is one of the south's main providers of solid organ and stem cell transplantation. We specialize in heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and stem cell transplantation. Organized over 20 years ago by Dr. William H. Frist, [more...]