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Department of Thoracic Surgery
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609 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37232-4682
Phone: (615) 322-0248
Fax: (615) 936-7003
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Thoracic Surgery Clinic
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 1710
Nashville, TN 37232-5734
Phone: (615) 322-0064
Toll Free: (866) 372-4378​

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Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgical Practice

Our thoracic surgical team is globally, regionally and locally recognized for their expertise in treating simple and complex thoracic conditions. Our surgeons and providers offer medical knowledge, technical expertise, and compassion needed to manage any condition requiring thoracic surgical care.

Offering surgical expertise in the following conditions:

  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung cancer surgery

  • Pulmonary metastases

  • Bronchogenic tumors

  • Tracheal Disorders

  • Tracheal stenosis

  • Trachea injury

  • Tracheal cancer

  • Diseases of the Pleura

  • Mesothelioma

  • Pleural tumors

  • Pleural effusion

  • Congenital Lung Abnormalities

  • Disorders of the Chest Wall

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Chest wall tumors

  • Chest wall hernias

  • Pectus excavatum

  • Pectus carinatum

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Esophageal cancer surgery

  • Esophageal GIST

  • Esophageal leiomyoma or leiomyosarcoma

  • Benign Esophageal Disorders

  • Paraesophageal hernias

  • Reflux surgery

  • Achalasia

  • Esophageal stenting

  • Esophageal strictures

  • Congenital disorders of the esophagus

  • Disorders of the mediastinum

  • Thymic tumors

  • Myasthenia gravis

  • Mediastinal tumors

  • Pericardial duplication cyst

  • Complications of granulomatous disease

  • Pericardial effusion

  • Diaphragmatic Disorders

  • Diaphragmatic paralysis

  • Diaphragmatic hernia

  • End Stage Lung Disease

  • Lung transplant

  • Lung volume reduction surgery

  • Interstitial lung disease

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • COPD and Emphysema

  • ECMO

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Hyperhidrosis

Our accomplished surgeons are skilled at performing high-risk procedures as well as minimally-invasive surgical management using both Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery and Robotic Surgical Techniques.