General Surgery

Vanderbilt’s general surgeons are among the best in the region, if not the nation. We offer many types of surgery, including minimally invasive procedures. Our team includes the only surgeon in Middle Tennessee performing peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia. We also offer magnetic sphincter augmentation for reflux. 

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Chetan V. Aher
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4.9

Chetan V. AherMD

    Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Joel F. Bradley

Joel F. BradleyIII, MD

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Diaphragmatic Hernias, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia
Joseph Broucek
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4.9

Joseph BroucekMD

    Benign Disease of the Esophagus, Benign Diseases of the Stomach / Duodenum, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
Meredith C. Duke
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4.8

Meredith C. DukeMD, MBA, FACS

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Diaphragmatic Hernias, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Surgery
Michael D. Holzman
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4.9

Michael D. HolzmanMD, MPH

    Benign Disease of the Esophagus, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, GI Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision)
Richard A. Pierce
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4.8

Richard A. PierceMD, PhD, FACS

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision), Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia, Surgical Endoscopy
Shannon S. Bell
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4.9

Shannon S. BellAPRN, MSN

    Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Diaphragmatic Hernias, GI Surgery, General Surgery, Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision)
Lisa M. Truett
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4.8

Lisa M. TruettAPN, MSN, BSN

    General Surgery

General Surgery: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Expert surgeons

    Our highly trained surgeons have extensive experience performing a wide range of complex surgeries using minimally invasive techniques: endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.

  • Advanced treatments

    We offer magnetic sphincter augmentation for treating GERD (reflux, or heartburn). Our team also includes the only surgeon in Middle Tennessee who performs peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) to treat achalasia.

  • A team approach

    Our Fast Track Clinic is a special coordination among many members of our care team. It serves people who need gallbladder or other routine surgeries but who are otherwise healthy. This clinic allows us to evaluate you and schedule your procedure quickly, often within one week.

  • Personalized care

    We help you understand your treatment options and create a plan tailored to your health and needs.

  • Access to clinical trials

    As the only academic medical center in Middle Tennessee, we offer access to clinical trials for new surgical methods before they’re available at most other hospitals.

  • Online health portal

    We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team 24/7, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services We Offer

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Location

2111 Belcourt Avenue, Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37212

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