Welcome Lauren Rapp Wicker, PA-C

Posted on December 21, 2016

Lauren Rapp Wicker, PA-C joins East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group and Covenant Health, the region’s top-performing healthcare network.

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Welcome Ashley Wade, NP

Posted on November 11, 2016

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

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Welcome Kathryn Ansink, NP

Posted on October 19, 2016

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

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Welcome Christopher Ellington, MD

Posted on August 10, 2016

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

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Welcome Parijat Didolkar, MD

Posted on August 9, 2016

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

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Heart surgeons for a day

Posted on April 18, 2016

September 24, 2008 Dr. Thomas Pollard of ETCVSG volunteered his time on Friday morning to visit 5th graders at CAK Elementary School as they studied the heart and vascular system in their science class. Dr. Pollard, along with other volunteers from Mercy Healthcare, gave 3 science class seminars on the heart. Students had a chance […]

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

Posted on April 18, 2016

Current trends show that patients referred for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are significantly older, sicker, and at higher risk for complications than ever before. Eliminating leg wound complications would significantly benefit these patients and reduce the consumption of health care time and dollars. Endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) decreases the risk of wound complications in […]

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

Posted on April 18, 2016

In recent years, patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been sicker and older and have had higher comorbidities than patients in the past. It has been shown that on average 10% of CABG patients will be operated on again at 10 years, and up to 25% at 20-year after original operation.  Read the […]

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