Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS
& Surgical Oncology
Dr. Mariana Chavez
410 42nd Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37209
TEL 615.329.7887 FAX 615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm
Diagnosis & Procedures
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Benign Conditions in the Hepatobiliary System
Bile Duct Injury Repair
Bile Duct Surgery
Bile Duct Tumors
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Pancreatic & Hepatobiliary Surgery
Skin & Soft Tissues Mass
EDUCATION & TRAINING
American College of Surgeons
Association of Women Surgeons
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
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.
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.
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.
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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Surgical Oncology in Nashville, TN
Welcome to Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology
Your Partner in Surgical Excellence
DIAGNOSIS & PROCEDURES
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.
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.