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Welcome to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.

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


  • Lenoir City man bounces back after heart attack, quadruple bypass thanks to cardiologist Naresh Mistry, MD and cardiovascular surgeon....

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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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  • To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible,...

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  • We're proud to welcome Norbert Baumgartner, MD to our cardiothoracic surgical team! Dr. Baumgartner will care for patients at...

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  • We're proud to welcome John Hance, MD to our cardio and thoracic surgical team! Dr. Hance will care for...

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  • Tim Carlsen, PA-C of East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

    We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant Tim Carlsen, PA-C to our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team. Learn more...

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