General Surgery Service - Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
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General Surgery Service

Services Offered

We offer a wide-array of general surgical services ranging from outpatient procedures (e.g. hernia, gallbladder, benign anorectal, skin cancer excision, soft tissue masses, venous vascular access, wound services), surgical oncology (e.g. breast, stomach, liver, colon, rectum, adrenal, parathyroid, thyroid), gastrointestinal surgery for benign bowel disorders (e.g., Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, gastrointestinal bleeding), and advanced minimally-invasive surgery (e.g., robotic surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures).

About Us

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Section of Surgical Sciences contributes to TVHS attending surgeon staffing, resident surgeon education, and quality outcomes with an impact on >10,000 Veterans annually among >1800 operations and >8500 outpatient clinic visits. The Nashville Campus supports ~100 resident and fellow trainees annually across the VA and TVHS Educational Missions.

General Surgery Service Attending Surgeons

• Adrian Barbul, MD, FACS
Director, Wound Services, Division of VA General Surgery

• Steven J. Eskind, MD
Outpatient Services, Division of VA General Surgery

• Ana M. Grau, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology Services, Division of VA General Surgery

• Colleen M. Kiernan, MD, MPH
Director, Surgical Oncology Services, Division of VA General Surgery

• Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM
Chief, Division of VA General Surgery, TVHS
Faculty, Surgical Critical Care, TVHS

• Philip W. Perdue, MD, MPH, FACS
Faculty, Division of VA General Surgery, TVHS
Chief, Surgical Services, TVHS

• Allan B. Peetz, MD, MPH, FACS
Faculty, Division of VA General Surgery, TVHS
Faculty, Surgical Critical Care, TVHS

• Richard A. Pierce, MD, PhD, FACS
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery & Robotic Surgery
Associate Chief, Division of VA General Surgery

• Myrick (Ricky) C. Shinall, Jr., MD, PhD, FACS
Faculty, Division of VA General Surgery

• Carmen C. Solórzano, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology Services, Division of VA General Surgery
Chair, VUMC Department of Surgery

• Kyla P. Terhune, MD, MBA, FACS
Faculty, Division of VA General Surgery, TVHS
Faculty, Surgical Critical Care, TVHS

• John (Kelly) Wright, Jr., MD, FACS
Director, Hepatobiliary Services, Division of VA General Surgery
VA General Surgery Mid-Level Provider Team

VA General Surgery Provider Support Team

• Laura S. Bauer, PA
Procedure Clinic Leader, Operating Room (OR) Assistant

• Diane T. Hale, RN
Murfreesboro Procedure Clinic, Outpatient Care Coordinator

• Barbara A. McCafferty, RN
Outpatient Clinic Practice Manager

VA General Surgery Scheduling Support Team

• Courtney J. Armstrong
Medical Support Assistant

• Tracie R. Britton
Advanced Medical Support Assistant

• David A. Dorozynski
Scheduling Supervisor, Surgical Services

• Susan A. Rivers
Medical Support Assistant


Contact Number(s)
800-228-4973 (24/7)
800-876-7093 (24/7)
615-873-7620 (8A-4P)

Contact Info

Location

  • Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-228-4973
  • 615-873-7620

Hours of Operation

  • 24/7
    8am - 4pm