StoneCrest Medical Center

StoneCrest Medical Center Clinic

300 StoneCrest Blvd, Suite 360

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-223-9935     

F: 615-768-7871

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


StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Blvd

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-768-2000

Advanced Robotic Specialists

Robotic Single Site Cholecystectomy

Robotic Colectomy

Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair

Robotic Transversus Abdominal Release (TAR) Hernia Surgery

Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair

Nissen fundoplication

Antireflux procedure (LINX)

Incisionless hemorrhoid surgery (HAL)

Advanced Vascular Specialist

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Carotid endarterectomy

Femoral to popliteal bypass

Femoral to tibial bypass

Dialysis fistulae

Stenting athrectomy of peripheral arteries

Willie V. Melvin, III, MD, FACS

Robotic Surgeon – Board Certified General Surgery


Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons

Society of Robotic Surgeons

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic Surgeons

Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Southeastern Surgical Congress

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons

American Society of Veteran Administration Surgeons

American College of Surgeons


Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Residency: St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Joshua T. Taylor, MD

Robotic Surgeon – Board Certified General Surgery


American College of Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Todd H. Wilkens, MD

Vascular Surgeon


American College of Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair

Adrenalectomy & Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Aneurysm – Extremity

Aneurysm – False

Anti Reflux Surgery

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Appendectomy and Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Arterial Insufficiency


Breast Biopsy

Cancer Surgery

Carotid Bruit

Carotid Stenosis


Colon Surgery and Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal & Laparoscopic Colostomy

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Diagnostic Laparoscopy

End Stage Renal Disease

Endoscopic Placed Gastric Tube

Endoscopic Placed Jejunal Tube

Endoscopic Surgery

Excision of Lipoma

Excision of Sebaceous Cyst

Excision of Skin Cancer/Moles

Gallbladder Surgery



General Surgery


Hiatal Hernia Repair

Inguinal Hernia Repair

IVC Filter Consult

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Parastomal Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Weight loss Surgery

Liver Biopsy

Lower Extremity Ulcers

Lymph Node Biopsy



Mesenteric Ischemia

Non-Healing Wound

Pancreas Surgery

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Placement of Gastric Electric Stimulator

Port-a-Cath Insertion/Removal

RAL Cholecystectomy (single site)

RAL Colon Surgery

RAL Hernia Surgery

RAL Stomach Surgery

RAL Weight Loss Surgery

Renal Artery Stenosis

Renal Insufficiency

Repair of Recurrent Hernias

Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic (RAL) Surgery

Small Bowel Surgery

Spleenectomy & Laparoscopic Spleenectomy

Splenic Artery Aneurysm

Stomach Surgery and Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery

Subclavian Steal Syndrome

Temporal Arteritis

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Varicose Veins

Venous Insufficiency

Venous Stasis

Wound Care

Colorectal Surgery

Patients with Colon, Rectal, and Anal problems?

Our standard is minimally invasive surgery with proven results. Minimally Invasive approach to colorectal surgery is not the standard approach. 75% of colorectal surgery nationally is performed open! 75% of our patients underwent a laparoscopic or robotic colorectal surgery NOT open! In 2016, The Johns Hopkins Hospital published its data on colorectal procedures.They reported a median length of stay of EIGHT days in the hospital. Our median length of stay is 5 days for laparoscopic and 4.5 for robotic surgery!

Patients with Rectal & Anal problems?

Dr. Melvin and Dr. Taylor are the only certified TAMIS surgeons in the Rutherford county area.

( search Tennessee)


Minimally invasive approach to treating rectal polyps and even early stage rectal tumors.

By combining local excision techniques and chemoradiation, the problem of persistent disease from untreated lymphatics is addressed. In higher lesions, TEM/TAMIS helps address the problem of specimen fragmentation and the challenge of achieving clear margins by operating with an endoluminal approach. With the combination of these approaches, the patient has an increased chance for success with an expanded role of local therapy for stage I rectal cancer.”  Complexities in Colorectal Surgery 2014


Incision-less hemorrhoid surgery

HAL-RAR – Hemorrhoidal Artery Ligation and Recto Anal Repair – is a new form of treatment for all grades of hemorrhoids. Some 50% of people will suffer from hemorrhoidal disease at some stage in their life, however up until now, many of them have put off consulting their doctor because of the pain associated with the various treatment methods

The ligations serve to reduce the arterial blood supply, causing the haemorrhoidal cushions to shrink back to normal size. The RAR method is used to treat the prolpasing hemorrhoids that occur during more advanced stages of the disease. RAR involves one or more mucopexies of prolapsing mucosa, carried out after the hemorrhoidal arteries have been ligated. All of this is performed through the anus and is incisionless. This has been shown to be effective and result in high patient satisfaction!

Robotic Hernia

Dr. Melvin and Dr. Taylor are regional leaders for robotic hernia surgery.

Dr. Taylor was first to perform a transversus abdominus release (TAR) w/ robotic surgery in Tennessee. Dr. Melvin and Dr. Taylor both perform complex hernia repairs, re-operative and recurrent hernia repairs, and “component separations” with the robotic approach. The robotic procedure adds reinforcement to the abdominal wall to prevent the recurrences or other hernias from developing, recovers the abdominal wall functionality, prevents the intra-abdominal organs from protruding through the abdominal wall and provides a cosmetically-pleasing appearance.

Patient results:

quicker discharge

less pain

quicker return to normal activities

Robotic surgery has been demonstrated to have fewer complications for inguinal hernia surgery.
(Surgical Endoscopy 2017)

LINX® Reflux Management System

Unlike other procedures to treat reflux, LINX is implanted around the outside of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) and requires no alteration to the stomach.

LINX preserves normal physiological function so you can belch or vomit as needed. The titanium beads open and close to let food down, and if it needs to come up, it can.

The device will not affect airport security. And you can still have an MRI. Enjoy life with LINX.

Reflux sufferers, meet LINX® — a revolutionary solution for reflux. It’s a simple device with life-changing potential. LINX is intended for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as defined by abnormal pH testing, and who are seeking an alternative to continuous acid suppression therapy. Continue on to learn more about this small device with big results.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a condition in which fluids from the stomach wash back into the Esophagus.

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.