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Pulmonology and thoracic surgery in Middle Tennessee

Our thoracic specialists are proud to offer you preoperative, operative and critical care to treat conditions related to the chest and lungs.


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At TriStar Medical Group, our providers are wholly devoted to bringing you excellent, individualized care at every one of our locations.

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About Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates

We provide comprehensive surgical services to treat a range of chest and lung conditions, including lung and esophageal cancer, as well as diseases of the diaphragm. Our doctors approach care with a patient-centered model so you stay informed, confident and comfortable throughout the process of obtaining a diagnosis, creating a treatment plan and navigating recovery. We proudly offer care at several of our locations around the Nashville area, including Smyrna, Dickson and Hermitage, Tennessee. Office hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pm, but may vary slightly by location.

Pulmonary conditions we treat

Our doctors are committed to providing you with exceptional thoracic care. We specialize in airway management and treating pathological conditions of the lungs, esophagus and chest wall, including chest injuries, abnormalities of the great vessels in the chest, tumors of the mediastinum and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. No matter what care you require, our specialists are prepared to give you the treatment you deserve.

Other conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Benign esophageal diseases
  • Benign lung diseases
  • Diseases of the diaphragm
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis (abnormal sweating)
  • Lung cancer
  • Thymic disease
  • Tracheal disease

Thoracic surgery we offer

We offer several types of endocrine procedures to treat the thyroid and parathyroid, as well as a range of thoracic surgical treatments, including:

  • Bronchoscopy — a procedure used to examine the lungs and air passages
  • Mediastinoscopy — a procedure used to examine the area between the lungs
  • Thoracoscopy — a procedure used to examine and/or treat the pleural and thoracic cavities
  • Thoracotomy — a procedure that involves opening the chest
  • Tumor removal

Our thoracic specialists

When it comes to treating cancer, catching it at an early stage is vital. We are proud to offer a new robotic bronchoscopy technique that helps us detect lung cancer at an earlier stage. This bronchoscope allows our doctors to locate and biopsy nodules in real time with unprecedented accuracy.

In addition, our thoracic surgeons are trained to perform a range of robot-assisted surgical procedures. Robotic surgery allows our surgeons to operate with greater precision using smaller incisions than what is possible with traditional surgery. Benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Faster recovery times
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays

Preparing for your visit

We strive to inform patients about financial expectations regarding healthcare services and prepare them for upcoming procedures.

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Medicare annual wellness visits

Your annual wellness visit is a free benefit covered by Medicare.

Your annual wellness visit is a free benefit covered by Medicare.