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
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Complex Colon, Rectal & Anal
Esophageal & Gastric Malignancies
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgery
Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Pulmonary and Mediastinal Surgery
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, 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 & 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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