Mariana Chavez, MD, FACS

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

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon
Surgical Oncology


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
Colon Surgery
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Complex Colon, Rectal & Anal
Duodenal Surgery
Duodenal Tumors
Duodenal Ulcers
Esophageal & Gastric Malignancies
Esophageal Surgery
Gallbladder Stones
Gallbladder Surgery
Gallbladder Tumors
Gastric Surgery
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
GIST Tumors

Hepatic Malignancy
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Hepatobiliary Carcinomas
Liver Cancer
Liver Cysts
Liver Resection
Liver Surgery
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
pancreas cancer
Pancreas Cyst
Pancreas Tumors
Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Pancreatic Carcinoma
Pancreatic Malignancy
Pancreatic Surgery
Pulmonary and Mediastinal Surgery
Retroperitoneal Sarcomas
Robotic Surgery
Stomach Cancers
Whipple Procedure



Heapato-Biliary-Pancreato (HPB) Surgeon


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
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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