Mariana Chavez, MD

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery

dr mariana chavez Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery nashville tn

Dr. Mariana Chavez

General Surgeon



356 24th Avenue N | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37023
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX 615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

Summit Clinic

660 S. Mt. Juliet Road | Suite 230
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX 615.340.4537
First + Third Mondays 7:30am – 12:00pm



Bile Duct Surgery
Bile Duct Injury Repair
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Duodenal Surgery
Duodenal Tumors
Duodenal Ulcers
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Liver Cancer
Liver Tumors and Cysts
Liver Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreas Cancer
Pancreas Tumors and Cysts
Pancreas Surgery
Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
Whipple Procedure


Advanced Laparoscopy
Gallbladder Tumors
Gallbladder Stones
Gallbladder Surgery
Robotic Surgery


Medical School:

Central University of Venezuela 


University of Texas,
Health Science Center at Houston


University of Tennessee,
Health Science Center at Memphis


Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Professional Societies:

American Board of Surgery

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, iver, 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 and 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.

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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