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Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.


Surgical care in North Nashville

If you need surgery, our expert team offers a range of procedures to meet your needs.

Our surgeons at TriStar Skyline Medical Center provide inpatient and outpatient surgery options through our surgery center and help connect you to our rehabilitation services. They are committed to helping you along your journey, from your pre-admission appointment until it's time for you to go home.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Surgical services we offer

We offer traditional and minimally invasive procedures for patients in many different specialties.

Types of surgery we offer

We provide surgical care for a wide range of conditions. Specialties we offer include:

  • Cancer surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

General surgery

From gastrointestinal conditions to cancer, our general surgeons are here to offer advanced procedures to improve your health. Some general surgery options we offer include:

  • Abdominoperineal resections
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Esophagectomy with gastropexy
  • Minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Stent placement (external, ERCP directed and open)
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy

Robot-assisted surgery

Unlike traditional surgery, robotic procedures allow your surgeons to make small incisions to operate. With a 3D view of the surgical site, specially trained surgeons use robotic instruments to complete the surgery. Benefits of using this minimally invasive technology include reduced blood loss, quicker recovery time and less scarring. We offer this alternative for general procedures and many specialty procedures, such as thoracic surgery.

Preparing for surgery

There are a few steps you need to take before your procedure, and our team is here to assist you throughout your experience.

Getting to your appointment

Before your surgery, you will have a pre-admission appointment which can be done over the phone or in person if you have lab work required for your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with an information packet to keep you informed of what to expect throughout the process for your procedure.

If you have questions about your procedure or need to schedule your pre-admission appointment, please call (615) 769-2648.

When you come in for your pre-admission appointment or surgery, you will register at the main lobby located on the hospital's first floor. We offer free parking for your convenience.

Our dedicated surgery team

The members of our surgical services team go above and beyond to ensure patients and their loved ones feel right at home.

Tony Pirtle, RN, Clinical Coordinator for Same-Day Surgery and Pre-Op Testing, standing in a hallway at Skyline Medical Center.