About Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates

The team at Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates has years of experience diagnosing and treating simple and complex lung diseases. We are dedicated to providing high-quality care using state-of-the-art technology and minimally invasive techniques.

For more information about our services or to make an appointment, call (615) 342-7345.

Lung care in Middle Tennessee

At Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates, we provide preoperative, operative and critical care for patients with acquired and congenital pathologic conditions within the chest. We approach care with a patient-centered model and stay involved throughout the process of obtaining a diagnosis, creating a treatment plan and navigating recovery.

We believe in multidisciplinary care and collaborate with our colleagues in other specialties to provide the best results possible. Our goal is to educate you and your family about the disease process and your treatment options.

Pulmonary conditions we treat

We specialize in treating pathologic conditions of the lungs, esophagus and chest wall. These include abnormalities of the great vessels in the chest, tumors of the mediastinum and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. Management of the airway and injuries of the chest are also within the scope of our thoracic care.

Some of the 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 perform several types of thoracic surgery, 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 cavity and thoracic cavity)
  • Thoracotomy (a procedure that involves opening the chest)

Our pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons

Susan Garwood, MD, is the interventional pulmonologist at Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates. She uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat lung cancer, airway disorders, pleural diseases and other conditions affecting the lungs and pulmonary system.

Tammy Baxter, MD, and Denis Gilmore, MD, are thoracic surgeons at Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates. They specialize in robotic surgery of the chest.

Appointments with our pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons

With several clinics in the Greater Nashville, Tennessee, area, our providers are standing by to provide the respiratory care you need. Our locations are:

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates – Nashville

2400 Patterson St., Suite 215
Nashville, TN 37203

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates – Manchester

585 Interstate Drive, Suite B
Manchester, TN 37355

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates – Maury Regional

1222 Trotwood Ave, Suite 101
Columbia, TN 38401

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates – StoneCrest

300 StoneCrest Blvd., Suite 420
Smyrna, TN 37167

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates – Summit

5651 Frist Blvd., Suite 711
Hermitage, TN 37076

TriStar Horizon Medical Center

111 Highway 70 East, Suite G
Dickson, TN 37055