Dr. Tyson Thomas

K. Tyson Thomas, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgery

PROCEDURES

Adrenal Surgery
Anal Surgery
Anti-Reflux Surgery
Appendectomy
Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy
Axillary Sentinel Node Dissection
Breast Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Colon Resection
Colon Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Exploratory Laparotomy
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastrectomy
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Adrenal Removal
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Surgery
Lipoma Excision
Lumpectomy
Mastectomy
Pancreatectomy
Parathyroidectomy
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Rectal Surgery
Skin Cancer Excision
Skin Mole Excision
Small Bowel Resection
Spleen Surgery
Splenectomy
Surgical Oncology
Thyroid and Parathyroid
Thyroidectomy

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OFFICE LOCATIONS

Saint Thomas West Clinic

4230 Harding Pike, Suite 525

Nashville, TN 37205

P: 615-385-1547     F: 615-297-9161

Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Saint Thomas Surgicare

4230 Harding Rd., Suite 300

Nashville, TN 37202

P: 615-783-1260

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Saint Thomas West Hospital

4220 Harding Rd.

Nashville, TN 37202

P: 615-222-2111

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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

2000 Church St.

Nashville, TN 37236

P: 615-284-5555

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StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Blvd

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-768-2000

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

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Internship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
SAGES
Southeastern Surgical Society