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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.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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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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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


  • Ashley Wade, NP

    Ashley Wade, NP Joins East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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  • Kathryn Ansink, NP

    Kathryn Ansink, NP Joins East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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

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

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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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