Mariana Chavez, MD
Mariana Chavez, MD
Dr. Mariana Chavez
Bile Duct Surgery
Bile Duct Injury Repair
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Liver Tumors and Cysts
Pancreas Tumors and Cysts
EDUCATION & TRAINING
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.
One of the most painful gastrointestinal problems is gallbladder attacks. These attacks occur when bile and minerals in the gallbladder form small stone-like deposits or gallstones. As a result, the gallbladder tries to pass the stones through the bile ducts and the...
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February 4, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. This global movement was organized and started by six oncologists in 1999 before the start of the new Millennium. Together, they drafted the Charter of Paris Against Cancer, which outlines key issues...
Traditional thyroid and parathyroid surgery are used to treat problems such as goiters, recurring thyroid cysts, thyroid cancer and symptomatic thyroid nodules. Usually, thyroid surgery in Nashville involves either inspecting or removing the diseased thyroid or...
Most of us crave our favorite comfort foods during the holidays, but they often come with a range of side effects relating to digestive issues. Experiencing heartburn or acid reflux can really take away from the holiday spirit. To help you avoid one of the most common...
Pancreatic cancer is a tough and severe cancer prognosis. Of all the major cancers, pancreatic has one of the worst survival durations. The survival length of untreated advanced-stage pancreatic cancer is around 3.5 months. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical...
By Dr. Josh Taylor What's the best way to handle colorectal cancer? The Surgical Clinic surgeons want everyone to know that early detection and treatment is the best way to approach Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in men...
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