- 4230 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN
- 4.4 average rating
- 4 specialties
- 5 affiliated hospitals
- 13 insurance providers
- 9 awards
- 7 schools
- 17 minutes avg wait time
- 10 are board certified
- 9 are rated 4 stars and above
- 10 are rated on Vitals.com
- 10 are male
- 4 specialties
- 13 health insurance companies
- 4.4 average overall rating
9 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
Doctors in Cardiovas Surg. Assocs PC
- Dr. Todd Shuman MD Critical Care Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery Charleston, SC
- Dr. Jonathan Nesbitt MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery Nashville, TN
- Dr. Michael Petracek MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Nashville, TN
- Dr. John Lea IV MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Nashville, TN
- Dr. David Yandell MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery Billings, MT
- Dr. David Glassford MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery Nashville, TN
- Dr. Steven Hoff MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Orlando, FL
- Dr. William Coltharp MD Thoracic Surgery Nashville, TN
- Dr. Mark Tedder MD Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Nashville, TN
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
Cardiovas Surg. Assocs PC is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Nashville, TN 37232
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN 37232
- Saint Thomas West Hospital Nashville, TN 37205
- Roper Hospital Charleston, SC 29401
- St Thomas Hospital Nashville, TN 37202
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
- Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
- Duke University School Of Medicine
- University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
- Georgetown University School Of Medicine
- University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
- University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.