K. Tyson Thomas, MD, FACS

General Surgery

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Dr. Tyson Thomas

Board Certified General Surgeon

Hernia Surgeon of Excellence



4230 Harding Pike | Suite 705
Nashville, TN 37205
TEL  615.385.1547   FAX  615.297.9161
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm


Adrenal Surgery
Anal Surgery
Anti-Reflux Surgery
Colon Resection
Colon Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Exploratory Laparotomy
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
Hemorrhoid Surgery
Hernia Repair Surgery
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Rectal Surgery
Small Bowel Resection
Spleen Surgery
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery



Laparoscopic Adrenal Removal
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Surgery



Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy
Axillary Sentinel Node Dissection
Breast Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Lipoma Excision
Skin Cancer Excision
Skin Mole Excision
Surgical Oncology



Medical School:


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Professional SOCIETIES:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Society


Hernia Surgeon

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Hernia Surgeon of Excellence

Congratulations to Dr. Tyson Thomas

From the Surgical Review Corp (SRC)
Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Tyson Thomas for earning accreditation as Hernia Surgeons of Excellence by the Surgical Review Corp (SRC).⁣

Hernia Center of Excellence
Ascension St. Thomas West also received accreditation as a Hernia Center of Excellence. Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) has recognized them for providing the highest quality of care to patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.⁣

Gastroesophageal Disease (GERD)

Dr. Tyson Thomas specializes in treating GERD with LINX. 

What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a condition in which fluids from the stomach wash back into the Esophagus. It is uncomfortable, Often the medications over-the-counter or prescribed just don’t’ stop the symptoms.
GERD is more than just a nuisance. Over time, the repeated exposure to stomach acids can cause permanent damage to the Esophagus and can even result in cancers.

Can GERD be fixed with surgery?

When medications aren’t working, surgery is an option and there is a new surgical procedure called LINX that offers patients a less invasive procedure.
LINX is a procedure that allows the Surgeon to place a beaded necklace made of magnets around the weakened valve area of the esophagus. These magnets help the valve to stay closed, but can flex when the valve needs to open to allow food to head to the stomach. LINX allows patients to often go home the day of the surgery and begin eating a regular diet right away. Should there ever be a reason to remove the LINX necklace, it can be done in a minimally invasive way and the necklace leaves no permanent change to the Esophagus itself.

Reflux Surgery in Nashville

What are my treatment options with GERD?

If you are suffering from Reflux problems that don’t respond to medication, LINX may be your best move.

Learn more about reflux surgery options in Nashville from The Surgical Clinic’s virtual GERD center below.

What is general surgery?

“General surgery is a bit unique as opposed to other areas of medicine in that we generally treat acute medicine problems that are reversible. I like to think of general surgery as a doctor who is capable and prepared to take care of any surgical emergency of the abdomen that a patient presents with.” – Dr. Clinton Marlar

General Surgery Blog in Nashville

Ground Breaking GERD Treatment

Ground Breaking GERD Treatment

Most people experience acid reflux every now and then, but if it occurs more than twice a week and is persistent, a doctor may diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is a long-term condition in which acid from the stomach comes into the esophagus, causing...

Common Types of General Surgery Procedures

Common Types of General Surgery Procedures

Whether general surgery or specialized surgery, we have a team of surgeons with a diverse set of skills, specialties, and experience. Due to the many types of conditions that we treat, some of our surgeons treat more specialized conditions, and some have training in...

Gallbladder Disease: Types, Risks, and Treatments

Gallbladder Disease: Types, Risks, and Treatments

What is Gallbladder Disease? Gallbladder disease is a term used for several types of conditions that affect the body’s bile system. This system includes the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. If you're wondering where your gallbladder is, it is located underneath...

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