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

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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
Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
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


Scarless Thyroid surgery

Learn More About Scarless Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery Below

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General & Robotic Surgeon in Smyrna

Introducing Dr. Joshua Taylor: A Leading General and Robotic Surgeon Transforming Healthcare in Smyrna, TN 🌟

Dr. Joshua Taylor stands as a true pioneer in the field of surgery, bringing a blend of expertise, innovation, and compassionate care to the community of Smyrna, TN. With a specialization in scarless thyroid surgery, thyroid radiofrequency ablation, hernia procedures, GERD treatment, colectomies, and more, Dr. Taylor is dedicated to redefining the landscape of modern surgical care.

👨‍⚕️ A Trailblazer in Thyroid Care Dr. Taylor’s groundbreaking work in scarless thyroid surgery and thyroid radiofrequency ablation showcases his commitment to providing patients with advanced, minimally invasive techniques. His mastery in these procedures allows for optimal outcomes, reduced scarring, and quicker recovery times, all while preserving the highest standard of care.

🤖 Precision and Innovation with Robotic Surgery With an affinity for cutting-edge technology, Dr. Taylor is a prominent figure in robotic surgery. By harnessing the power of robotics, he ensures unparalleled precision and an enhanced surgical experience for his patients. This dedication to innovation translates to improved outcomes and a quicker return to a fulfilling life.

💪 A Multifaceted Approach to Surgical Excellence Beyond his specialization in thyroid and minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Taylor’s expertise extends to hernia procedures, GERD treatment, colectomies, and an array of other surgical interventions. His comprehensive skill set allows patients to benefit from a wide range of treatments all under one skilled practitioner.

🌟 Patient-Centered Care at Its Best What truly sets Dr. Joshua Taylor apart is his deep commitment to his patients’ well-being. His approach is rooted in understanding each individual’s unique needs, fostering an environment of trust and comfort. With his warm bedside manner, he ensures that patients are partners in their healthcare journey, making informed decisions with confidence.

🌐 Your Journey with Dr. Taylor Dr. Joshua Taylor’s expertise, innovation, and dedication to compassionate care make him a standout figure in the healthcare landscape of Smyrna, TN. Whether you require advanced thyroid interventions, hernia procedures, or treatment for GERD, you can trust that you’re in the capable hands of a skilled surgeon who prioritizes your well-being above all. Discover the transformative power of surgical care with Dr. Taylor, where expertise meets compassion, and innovation meets healing. 👨‍⚕️🌷 #DrJoshuaTaylor #SurgicalExcellence”

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.

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What is scarless thyroid surgery?

Dr. Joshua Taylor explains the newest procedure offered by TSC Rutherford. Transoral Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery is focused on performing thyroid 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 in Nashville.

Common Questions about Hernias

What is a hernia?
Why do I have a hernia?
Do I need surgery to fix a hernia?
What should I expect from hernia repair surgery?
What risks do I need to know about hernia surgery?

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General & Robotic Surgery

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.

Heartburn FAQ

Welcome to the 2nd facebook live session of  “Is your heartburn something more serious?” with Dr. Joshua Taylor, board certified general surgeon with The Surgical Clinic.

What is heartburn or GERD?
Heartburn/GERD is a chronic condition in which acid from your stomach flows back into your esophagus (the swallowing tube). That acid begins to cause damage to the lining of the esophagus and that causes pain. This is where the reflux definition comes from.

Learn more from Dr. Joshua Taylor and Dr. Willie Melvin during their live facebook series.

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What are the symptoms you can experience from heartburn or GERD?

Common heartburn or GERD symptoms:

  • difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia
  • painful swallowing, also known as odynophagia
  • dry throat
  • sore throat
  • feeling of a lump in your neck, referred to as globus sensation
  • vomiting or regurgitation

What causes heartburn/GERD/reflux?

GERD or reflux is caused by temporary or sometimes permanent changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. When the lower part of the esophagus, known as the sphincter, is closed no acid can reflux up. However, if the sphincter is open or becomes incompetent, acid can constantly reflux up. Another cause of reflux is if you have a hiatal hernia. Learn more from Dr. Joshua Taylor and Dr. Willie Melvin during their live facebook series.

What is acid reflux surgery?

Over-the-counter and prescription medications are effective for SHORT TERM RELIEF of heartburn symptoms, but for some PPI medications no longer effectively treat symptoms. If your symptoms aren’t being controlled or are getting worse, it may be time to consider advanced treatment. 

Learn more about the 3 options The Surgical Clinic offers patients for acid reflux surgery in Nashville, TN from our virtual GERD center.

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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General surgeon in Smyrna, TN

Welcome to Dr. Joshua T. Taylor, MD, FACS

Your Trusted General Surgeon and Hernia Specialist


Dr. Joshua T. Taylor is at the forefront of surgical innovation and offers a range of cutting-edge robotic procedures:

Robotic Surgery: Advanced, minimally invasive surgical solutions.

Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic (RAL) Surgery: Precise robotic assistance for laparoscopic procedures.

RAL Stomach Surgery: Minimally invasive stomach surgeries with robotic precision.

RAL Gallbladder Surgery: Robotic expertise for gallbladder-related conditions.

RAL Colon Surgery: Robotic solutions for colon surgery.

RAL Hernia Surgery: Hernia repairs with robotic assistance.


Experience the benefits of minimally invasive surgery with Dr. Taylor’s laparoscopic expertise:

Laparoscopic Adrenal Removal: Minimally invasive adrenal gland surgery.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Surgical removal of the appendix with small incisions.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Minimally invasive gallbladder removal.

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery: Precise laparoscopic treatment for colon issues.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Hernia surgery with smaller incisions.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: Effective anti-reflux surgery with minimal discomfort.

Laparoscopic Surgery: A wide range of minimally invasive procedures.


Dr. Taylor offers compassionate cancer care and expertise in a variety of cancer-related procedures:

Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy: Critical for breast cancer staging.

Axillary Sentinel Node Dissection: Surgical intervention for breast cancer.

Breast Biopsy: Accurate diagnosis of breast conditions.

Breast Cancer Surgery: Comprehensive breast cancer care.

Cancer Surgery: Expertise in various cancer-related surgeries.

Lipoma Removal: Surgical removal of benign fatty lumps.

Lumpectomy: Breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer.

Lymphadenectomy: Surgical removal of lymph nodes.

Mastectomy: Surgical removal of the breast.

Sebaceous Cyst Removal: Removal of benign skin cysts.

Skin Cancer Excision: Precise excision of skin cancer.

Skin Mole Excision: Expert mole removal.

Surgical Oncology: Specialized care for cancer patients.


Dr. Taylor provides specialized thyroid procedures using the latest techniques:

Thyroid Surgery: Thyroidectomy and other thyroid procedures.

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): Innovative treatment for thyroid conditions.

Transoral Thyroid Surgery: Minimally invasive thyroid surgery through the mouth.

Transoral Parathyroid Surgery: Expertise in parathyroid conditions.

Transoral Thyroidectomy: Scarless thyroid surgery through the mouth.


Dr. Taylor is a well-rounded general surgeon, offering comprehensive surgical solutions:

Achalasia Surgery: Treatment for swallowing disorders.

Adrenal Surgery: Expertise in adrenal conditions.

Anal Surgery: Surgical solutions for anal conditions.

Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery: Effective treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Appendectomy: Surgical removal of the appendix.

Colon Resection: Surgical procedures for colon conditions.

Colon Surgery: Comprehensive colon care.

Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal: Reversal of ostomy procedures.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive diagnosis of abdominal issues.

Endocrine Surgery: Expertise in endocrine system conditions.

Endoscopic Gastric Tube: Placement of gastric tubes for nutritional support.

Endoscopic Jejunal Tube: Surgical tube placement for nutritional support.

Endoscopic Surgery: Minimally invasive procedures for various conditions.

Exploratory Laparotomy: Open abdominal exploration for diagnosis and treatment.

Gallbladder Surgery: Expertise in gallbladder-related issues.

Gastrectomy: Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach.

Gastrointestinal Malignancy: Comprehensive care for gastrointestinal cancers.

General Surgery: A wide range of surgical solutions.

Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgical removal of hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoid Surgery: Expertise in managing hemorrhoidal conditions.

Hernia Repair: Comprehensive care for various types of hernias.

Hernia Surgery: Expertise in hernia repair.

Hiatal Hernia Surgery: Surgical correction of hiatal hernias.

Hyper-thyroid Surgery: Treatment for overactive thyroid conditions.

Hyper-parathyroid Surgery: Expertise in hyperparathyroidism.

Inguinal Hernia Surgery: Surgical repair of inguinal hernias.

Liver Surgery: Surgical interventions for liver conditions.

Pancreas Surgery: Comprehensive care for pancreatic issues.

Pancreatectomy: Surgical removal of parts of the pancreas.

Paraesophageal Hernia Surgery: Surgical correction of paraesophageal hernias.

Parathyroidectomy: Surgical removal of parathyroid glands.

Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal: Device placement and removal for easy venous access.

Rectal Surgery: Surgical procedures for rectal conditions.

Recurrent Hernia Surgery: Specialized care for recurring hernias.

Scarless Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: Minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery with minimal scarring.

Scarless Thyroidectomy: Innovative scarless thyroid surgery.

Small Bowel Resection: Surgical removal of parts of the small intestine.

Spleen Surgery: Surgical procedures for the spleen.

Splenectomy: Surgical removal of the spleen.

Stomach Surgery: Comprehensive care for stomach conditions.

Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF): Innovative treatment for reflux.

TIF for Reflux – Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: Minimally invasive solution for reflux issues.

Dr. Taylor is dedicated to delivering compassionate care and state-of-the-art surgical solutions. Choose excellence, choose Dr. Joshua T. Taylor for all your surgical needs.