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. General surgery focuses on the digestive system and organs and tissues in the abdomen. 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

General Surgery Care Team

Advanced Practice Nursing Care

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

Tests, Treatments and Services We Offer


Vanderbilt General Surgery
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-2063
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Research and Training

Division of General Surgery