Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
& Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Mariana Chavez

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon
Surgical Oncology
General Surgery


Downtown Clinic

410 42nd Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37209
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm

Summit Clinic

660 S. Mt. Juliet Road | Suite 230
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX 615.340.4537
1st Mon. of the Month 8:00am – 12:00pm


Franklin Clinic

4488 Carothers Pkwy. | Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37067
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
1st Mon. of the Month 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Diagnosis & Procedures

Adrenal Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Benign Conditions in the Hepatobiliary System
Bile Duct Injury Repair
Bile Duct Surgery
Bile Duct Tumors
Choledochal Cyst
Colon Surgery
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Distal Pancreatectomy
Duodenal Surgery
Duodenal Tumors
Duodenal Ulcers
Gallbladder Polyps
Gallbladder Stones
Gallbladder Surgery
Gallbladder Tumors
Gastric Malignancies
Gastric Surgery
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
GIST Tumors
Hepatic Malignancy

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Hepatobiliary Carcinomas
Liver Cancer
Liver Cysts
Liver Metastasectomy
Liver Resection
Liver Surgery
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cyst
Pancreatic Tumors
Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Pancreatic Carcinoma
Pancreatic Malignancy
Pancreatic Surgery
Parathyroid Surgery
Port-a-cath Insertion
Retroperitoneal Sarcomas
Robotic Surgery
Skin & Soft Tissues Mass
Stomach Cancers
Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Surgery
Umbilical Hernia
Whipple Procedure



Heapato-Biliary-Pancreato (HPB) Surgeon


Medical School:

Central University of Venezuela 
Caracas, Venezuela


University of Texas,
Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas


University of Tennessee,
Health Science Center at Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee


Medical College of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Professional Societies:

American Board of Surgery
American College of Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

Spanish & English Speaking

Dr. Chavez is equipped to meet the needs of both English and Spanish speaking patients.

What is HPB Surgery?

HPB (hepato-pancreato-biliary) surgery treats diseases of the gallbladder, liver, pancreas and bile ducts. Due to the complexity of HPB surgery, only a specialized general surgeon who has been trained can perform these types of procedures.

Dr. Mariana Chavez is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases of the liver bile duct, gallbladder and pancreas. Dr. Chavez specializes in minimally-invasive approaches including laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic techniques.

Gallbladder & Bile Duct Tumors

These types of cancers are relatively rare but when found can require extensive general surgery to treat.

Liver Tumors

Tumors of the liver can be either primary liver cancers or liver metastases from other sites in the body. The most common tumor to metastasize to the liver is colorectal cancer. Another type of tumor that metastasizes to the liver is a neuroendocrine tumor of the gastrointestinal tract.

Pancreas Tumors

Cancers of the pancreatic duct are the most common but patients can develop neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas as well as cystic tumors that can either be precancerous or malignant upon presentation.

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What is Surgical Oncology?

Surgical oncology is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with cancer. The foundation of a surgical oncologist’s practice at The Surgical Clinic is moving towards the surgical removal of tumors and cancers. It’s helping diagnose patients with cancer, helping find appropriate treatment plans and following them through their operation into their care after surgery.

Cancer care takes a team approach; it requires an individualized treatment plan per patient. Cancer is a complex problem and our patients deserve a collaborative approach. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our practice of surgical oncology in Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee.

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Your Guide to Bile Duct Cancer

Your Guide to Bile Duct Cancer

Facing a diagnosis of bile duct cancer can be a bit of a challenge. One reason is that it’s a rare cancer that is not talked about very often. In fact, only about 0.2% of cancers worldwide are bile duct cancer, making it relatively uncommon. To comprehend this...

What To Expect When You Have HPB Surgery

What To Expect When You Have HPB Surgery

Conditions that affect the liver, pancreas, or biliary tract typically fall into a category known as hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) disease. These systems are very intricate and interconnected, with prognosis varying from manageable to critical, depending on the...

The Early Signs of Stomach Cancer

The Early Signs of Stomach Cancer

We've all experienced our fair share of stomach issues. From the occasional tummy ache and pesky bouts of bloating and gas to the discomfort of post-heavy meal indigestion, possibly even digestive conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD.) Our stomachs...

Surgical Oncology in Nashville, TN

Welcome to Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology

Your Partner in Surgical Excellence


Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and conditions, offering a wide range of advanced surgical procedures to provide the best care to her patients. Here are some of the diagnoses and procedures she handles:

Bile Duct and Gallbladder Conditions

Bile Duct Surgery: Treatment for various bile duct conditions, including injury repair and tumor removal.

Cholecystectomy: Surgical removal of the gallbladder.

Gallbladder Surgery: For gallbladder stones, tumors, and polyps.

Choledochal Cyst: Management of this congenital anomaly.

Cholelithiasis and Choledocholithiasis: Addressing gallstones and associated complications.

Bile Duct Tumors: Specialized care for these conditions.

Liver and Pancreatic Health

Liver Resection: Surgery to remove liver tumors, cysts, and malignancies.

Pancreatic Surgery: Expertise in treating pancreatic cancer, cysts, and tumors.

Hepatobiliary Carcinomas: Comprehensive care for hepatobiliary cancers.

Hepatectomy: Surgical removal of parts of the liver.

Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary Surgery: Management of complex issues in both systems.

Liver Metastasectomy: Surgery for metastatic liver tumors.

Gastrointestinal Care

Colon Surgery: Surgical procedures for various colon conditions.

Gastric Surgery: Treatment for gastric malignancies and gastrointestinal cancer.

Pancreatitis: Specialized care for inflammation of the pancreas.

Duodenal Surgery: Expertise in duodenal tumors and ulcers.

Neuroendocrine Tumors: Diagnosis and treatment of these rare tumors.

Endocrine and Miscellaneous Procedures

Thyroid Surgery: Thyroidectomy and nodule removal.

Parathyroid Surgery: Surgical intervention for parathyroid conditions.

Splenectomy: Removal of the spleen when necessary.

Robotic Surgery: Utilizing advanced robotic techniques for precise procedures.

Port-a-cath Insertion: Medical device placement for easy venous access.

Retroperitoneal Sarcomas: Management of these rare soft tissue tumors.

Umbilical Hernia: Treatment of hernias in the abdominal wall.

Skin & Soft Tissues Mass: Evaluation and surgical removal.

Whipple Procedure: Complex procedure for pancreatic and duodenal malignancies.

Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS, is dedicated to providing compassionate, cutting-edge surgical care. For personalized treatment and expert surgical solutions, trust in her expertise.