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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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We've launched a medical student program in partnership with LMU-DCOM and welcomed the first group of 48 students at an inaugural event on July 19. Read the full story here: ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday, Jason Altman of the Knoxville Track Club presented to Patricia Neal Rehab Center (PNRC) a check for $5,500 to support the Innovative Recreation Cooperative program, on behalf of the 2016 C...

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Our patients' safety and privacy is our top priority. The attached image contains important guidelines regarding the use of the Pokémon Go app in our facilities and physician offices.
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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

Heart surgeons for a day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Multi-disciplinary approach benefits TAVR patients

There’s an old saying: “Too many cooks spoil the broth.” But that is definitely not the case when a...

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Read all about it: Whisnant gets the scoop on TAVR

Ashlyn Whisnant reads the newspaper regularly, and one of the topics she’s been particularly interested in reading about the...

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