About Southern Hills Surgical Consultants

At Southern Hills Surgical Consultants, our surgeons have over 20 years of experience and are committed to providing high-quality surgical care in Nashville and Smyrna, Tennessee.

To schedule a consultation, call us at (615) 781-9499.

Surgical services in Middle Tennessee

As part of TriStar Medical Group, we offer a wide range of surgeries to meet each patient's specific needs. Our multidisciplinary surgeons work together to ensure that each patient receives an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan.

Dr. James T. Ettien, Dr. Mark W. Shelton, and Dr. Suhail Allos maintain privileges at our Southern Hills Medical Center locations and TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Our surgeons are highly-skilled and dedicated to providing patient-centered care in the Greater Nashville area.

Types of surgery we offer

We provide patient-centered surgical care for a variety of specialties—including breast, general, thoracic and vascular procedures. Some of the surgical services we offer include:

Breast surgery

Our surgeons often perform breast surgery to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Some of the breast procedures we offer include:

  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Surgical treatment of the breast for benign and malignant conditions

Endocrine surgery

Endocrine care focuses on diagnosing and treating irregularities of the endocrine system, which affects the body's hormones and the glands that secrete them.

Endocrine surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery and is used to diagnose and treat diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Our surgeons offer the following endocrine procedures:

  • Adrenal gland surgery
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Puestow-Gillespie pancreatic drainage
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Zenker's diverticulum

Gastrointestinal and biliary surgeries

Gastrointestinal (GI) and biliary surgeries are performed when conditions impact a patient's digestive health. Our surgeons use the following procedures for both benign and malignant gastrointestinal and biliary disorders:

  • Anti-reflux procedures for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Appendix surgery
  • Biliary tree surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastric and duodenal surgery
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Intra-abdominal surgery
  • Lower esophageal surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery

Hernia repair surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue bulges through a weak spot in the muscle or tissue that surrounds it. Our surgeons perform a range of hernia surgeries, including:

  • Abdominal wall hernia repair
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Groin hernia repair
  • Pediatric hernia repair

Spleen and lymphatic system surgery

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs, including the spleen, which is a part of the body's circulatory system and immune system. Our surgeons offer the following lymphatic system procedures:

  • Biopsy
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Splenectomy

Thoracic surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery is the surgical treatment of organs in the chest. Our surgeons perform thoracic surgery to diagnose and treat conditions in the chest, including the lungs and esophagus. We offer a wide range of thoracic procedures, including:

  • Chest wall tumor resection and reconstruction
  • Lobectomy, both open and thoracoscopic
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mediastinotomy
  • Pericardial window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pheumonectomy
  • Resuscitative thoracotomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic biopsy and wedge resection
  • Thoracoscopic lung reduction
  • Thoracoscopic pleurodesis, both mechanical and chemical
  • Tube thoracostomy

Vascular surgery

Our surgeons use vascular surgery to treat vascular diseases and conditions of the vascular system, which is made up of arteries and veins. Some of the vascular procedures we offer include:

  • Abdominal and peripheral arterial aneurysm repair, including aortic stent grafts
  • Carotid artery surgery
  • Obstructed artery bypass or reconstruction
  • Vascular access for dialysis, chemotherapy and chronic medication therapy

Visiting our facilities

For our patients' convenience, we offer services in multiple locations in Nashville and Smyrna, Tennessee. Please call (615) 781-9499 during our regular business hours to schedule an office visit.

To learn more about scheduling, cancellations and insurance information, visit our Patient Center.

Our locations are:

Southern Hills Surgical Consultants

This facility is open, Monday through Friday.

The address is:

397 Wallace Road, Suite C414
Nashville, TN 37211

Southern Hills Consultants at Stone Crest Medical Center

Our Smyrna location is only open Tuesdays.

The address is:

300 StoneCrest Blvd., Suite 420
Smyrna, TN 37167