Department of Thoracic Surgery

Education & Training

Patient Care

Contact Us:
Vicki Gann, Administrative Assistant
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
609 Oxford House
1313 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37232-4682

(615) 322-0064
ph:   (615) 322-0248
fax:  (615) 936-7003
Email: vicki.m.gann@vanderbilt.edu


Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgical Practice

Our thoracic surgical team is globally, regionally and locally recognized for their expertise in treating simple and complex thoracic conditions. Our surgeons and providers offer patients the medical knowledge, technical expertise, and compassion needed to manage any condition requiring thoracic surgical care.

Offering surgical expetise in conditions such as:

  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Malignant pleural diseases and pleural effusion
  • Congenital and acquired chest wall diseases
  • Esophageal cancer 
  • Advanced lung disease requiring surgery

Our accomplished surgeons are skilled at performing high-risk procedures as well as minimally-invasive surgical management such as:

  • Benign and malignant lung surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS)
  • Tracheal resection and airway reconstruction
  • Management of mediastinal neoplasms
  • Benign and malignant esophageal surgery
  • Surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux
  • Surgical management of hyperhidrosis
  • Lung transplant

 Our surgeons are committed to define a patient centered diagnostic and therapeutic strategy using the vast institutional resources at Vanderbilt.