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Welcome to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

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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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East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group News


  • We're proud to welcome cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Emily Rapstine, to our heart care team! She'll care for patients at...

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  • We're proud to welcome board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Ball, to our team! He'll care for patients at...

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  • Keep your heart and lungs healthy and happy

    In observance of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, two physicians at Fort Sanders Regional discuss new technology...

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  • We're proud to welcome cardiothoracic surgeon David Graham, MD to our team! He'll care for patients at our Fort...

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  • East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group provides complete cardiac and thoracic care, including treatment for heart valve disease. Learn more.

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  • Minimally invasive heart surgery by H. Frank Todd, MD renews patient Charlene Henderson's purpose for living. Read her story.

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  • We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant Jacob Griffith, PA-C to our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team. Meet our...

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