Joshua T. Taylor, MD, FACS

General & Robotic Surgery

Joshua T. Taylor, MD, FACS

General & Robotic Surgery

Dr. Joshua Taylor

Board Certified General Surgeon
Robotic Surgeon



515 StoneCrest Pkwy | Suite 230
Smyrna, TN 37167
TEL  615.223.9935   FAX 615.891.5046
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm


StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Blvd
Smyrna, TN 37167
TEL  615.768.2000
Contact Hospital


Robotic Surgery
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic (RAL) Surgery
RAL Stomach Surgery
RAL Gallbladder Surgery
RAL Colon Surgery
RAL Hernia Surgery


Laparoscopic Adrenal Removal
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Surgery


Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy
Axillary Sentinel Node Dissection
Breast Biopsy
Breast Cancer Surgery
Cancer Surgery
Lipoma Removal
Sebaceous Cyst Removal
Skin Cancer Excision
Skin Mole Excision
Surgical Oncology


Thyroid Surgery
Transoral Thyroid Surgery
Transoral Parathyroid Surgery
Transoral Thyroidectomy


Achalasia Surgery
Adrenal Surgery
Anal Surgery
Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery
Colon Resection
Colon Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Endocrine Surgery
Endoscopic Gastric Tube
Endoscopic Jejunal Tube
Endoscopic Surgery
Exploratory Laparotomy
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
Hemorrhoid Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Hyper-thyroid Surgery
Hyper-parathyroid surgery
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Liver Surgery
Pancreas Surgery
Paraesophageal Hernia Surgery
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Rectal Surgery
Recurrent Hernia Surgery
Scarless Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Scarless Thyroidectomy
Small Bowel Resection
Spleen Surgery
Stomach Surgery
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)
TIF for Reflux – Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication


Medical School:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Professional SOCIETIES:

American College of Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Stones River Regional IPA


Master Surgeons

Dr. Joshua Taylor has earned the Surgeon of Excellence in Hernia Surgery accreditation.


Surgeons of Excellence

SRC awarded the Hernia Surgery accreditation to Dr. Joshua Taylor after thoroughly reviewing surgical outcomes data, medical records and internal processes.

What is scarless thyroid and parathyroid surgery?

Dr. Joshua Taylor explains the newest procedure offered by TSC Rutherford. Transoral Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery is focused on performing surgery through the lip, giving the patient a scarless thyroidectomy. The most profound benefit to this safe and effective approach is the patient no longer having a scar on the neck, unlike traditional thyroid surgery.

The da Vinci Surgical System™ is an option with Dr. Taylor

In the hands of Dr. Joshua Taylor, the minimally invasive precise movements of tiny instruments of The da Vinci Robot may be the way your surgery is performed. Rather than the surgeon’s hands in your body, their hand movements are guiding robotic tools. Using a tiny camera with a light that sends precise videos to a monitor in the operating room theater, Dr. Taylor is able to guide the entirety of the surgical procedure from hand held instruments at a control panel.
This Robotic surgical technique means small incisions, the ability for Dr. Taylor to zoom in and magnify the area of concern all with great precision.
This targeted surgical approach generally allows patients to recover faster with less pain and less need for pain medications.

What is a hernia?

A hernia is is the medical word for a hole in one of our muscle layers. Most commonly, a hernia is located within the abdominal wall, or the stomach muscle layers. The hole allows things from the inside to push towards things from the outside.

Common symptoms of a hernia:

– you may notice a bulge
– you may have some pain from where it’s stretching that tissue
– in severe cases, things can get caught or trapped within that opening that usually results in an emergent reason to need surgery

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