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Welcome to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

At East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group, we strive to achieve the highest level of service in the fields of cardiac, pulmonary and esophageal surgery. Located in Knoxville, TN, we welcome patients throughout the Southeast looking for the best in patient care and satisfaction.

Quality Service

Our team of expert physicians, physician assistants and nurses is fully committed to providing you with quality care of the highest level. Exceeding expectations in all aspects of your care is our goal. From understanding your unique needs to handling billing inquiries, or promptly returning your phone call – quality service at East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group is of paramount importance.

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Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (chest). This may include treatment of conditions in the heart, lungs and esophagus. Learn more about our services below.

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Congratulations to our outpatient services team (imaging, outpatient lab and registration) for receiving a 4-star customer service award from PRC! Today hospital president and chief administrative off...

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We are proud to welcome Daniel S. Graves, MD to Oak Ridge Surgeons and Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. For more information, visit bit.ly/2aFXBnI ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to welcome Umang Shah, MD to Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee in Crossville and to Cumberland Medical Center. For more information, visit bit.ly/2aJzXwt ... See MoreSee Less

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After suffering from chest pains, it took just 23 minutes – 40 minutes faster than the national average – to get Mrs. Hood from the entrance of the emergency department to the cath lab with a stent in place. She has no doubt that those minutes made a difference in saving her life and in her recovery. Within days of being released from the hospital, she was enjoying a lunch date with her daughter and returning to church.

Cardiac rehab at Fort Sanders Regional has strengthened her heart and helped renew her spirit. Hood says her heart was broken twice. Her husband’s death broke her heart emotionally. The heart attack broke her heart physically. “But by the grace of God and medical expertise, I’m mending now, and I’m thankful to be alive.”

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When Stephanie fell out of bed one morning and couldn't move one side of her body, her husband, Justin, knew she was having a stroke. Justin called 911 and first responders took her to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke center that leads the region's only stroke hospital network. Because of the rapid and advanced care she received, Stephanie has her life back. To learn more about Covenant Health's stroke services, visit www.covenanthealth.com/strokenetwork ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellence in Cardiovascular Surgery 

We use advanced technologies and procedures to care for your heart. Learn more about our services.

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group News

Welcome Christopher Ellington, MD

Christopher Ellington, MD joins East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group in Knoxville, TN and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare...

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Welcome Parijat Didolkar, MD

Pirajat Didolkar, MD

Parijat Didolkar, MD joins East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group in Knoxville, TN and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare...

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Heart surgeons for a day

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September 24, 2008 Dr. Thomas Pollard of ETCVSG volunteered his time on Friday morning to visit 5th graders at...

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Wife saves stubborn husband from heart attack

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If there’s one thing 57-year-old Eddie McMillan of Knoxville has learned in the last year, it’s not to argue with...

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The heart of the matter: Cardiac Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional

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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center offers some of the region’s most advanced cardiac surgical treatments. According to Dr. Lacy...

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Review of efforts to decrease costly leg wound complications in the medicare population following coronary revascularization

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Current trends show that patients referred for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are significantly older, sicker, and at higher...

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Endoscopic Vein Harvest of the Lesser Saphenous Vein in the Supine Position: A Unique Approach to an Old Problem

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In recent years, patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been sicker and older and have had higher...

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Covenant Health Cardiovascular Service Line Wins Performance Excellence Award for TAVR Program

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The Covenant Health Cardiovascular Service Line, which is headed by Parkwest Medical Center CAO Rick Lassiter, won a Performance...

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