Dr. Eric Lambright, MD

Dr. Eric Lambright, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Eric Lambright, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

1301 MEDICAL CENTER DR Ste. 1710

Nashville, TN 37232

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Lambright's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lambright performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lambright performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lambright performs Lung Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lambright performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lambright treats Lung Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lambright treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Lambright's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lung Transplant
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Tracheal Surgery
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Eric Lambright, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 2004
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania/Thoracic Surgery
    Residency Hospital
    2004
  • 2002
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania/General Surgery
    Residency Hospital
    2002
  • 2000
    Research Fellow, Thoracic Oncology Lab, Univ. Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
  • 1996
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital
    1996
  • 1995
    Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School
    1995
  • 1991
    Ursinus College
    Undergraduate School
    1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995
  • 5-Star Award in Excellence in Healthcare/Vanderbilt Medical Group, 2007-2010
  • Americas Top Surgeons, 2010

Media & Publications

  • Extended Pulmonary Resections in Thoracic Surgery,
  • "Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula via cervical esophageal ligation and decompression." Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011 June: 91(6): e85-86.,
  • "Inclusion of the herpes simplex thymidine kinase gene in a replicating, adenovirus does not augment anti-tumor efficacy. Gene Therapy, 2001 Jun; 8(12) 946-53.,
  • "Diagnostic characteristics of a serum biomarker in patients with positron emission tomography scans". Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2010 Jun; 89(6): 1724-8-9.,
  • "Existing general populations models inaccurately predict lung cancer risk in patients referred for surgical evaluation." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011 Jan: 91(1): 277-33.,
  • "Cardiovascular complications following lung surgery." Thorac Surg Clin 2006 Aug: 16 (3): 253-60.,
  • "Thoracic operations for focal pulmonary lesions are frequently not futile in patients with a benign pathologic diagnosis." Journal of Thoracic Oncology(submitted), 2011,
  • "Cytoplasmic clusterin expression is associated with longer survival in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Sep: 16(9): 1845-51.,
  • "Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease." Annals of Thoracic Surgery (In Press), 2011.,
  • "Dual time point 18F-FDG PET imaging for differentiating malignant from inflammatory processes." Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2001 Sep; 42(9): 1412-7.,

Dr. Lambright's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lambright

4.1

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
73.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
20%
(3)

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My mother was diagnosed with stage 1 adenocarcinoma. She had it removed, the margins were positive. She then had a PET scan which was negative. Dr. Lambright then gave us a couple of options. He told us that mom had months to live because the esophagus cancer is fast growing or she could have...Read More
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Cant say enough about this Dr. He is absolutely the best of the best.
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Very caring and spends ample time with patients. Explains things thoroughly and makes sure you understand. Doesn't just jump into doing surgery. Refers you for other tests to ascertain whether the actually surgery will help you. Wait has always been less than 10 minutes. Highly recommend.
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Communicated well with my husband and me about what was seen on each of the diagnostic tests as results became available. He explained what the results meant, what my options were and what he recommended. He was thoughtful, kind and understood that, at times, I was a bit overwhelm with what was...Read More
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He's extremely arrogant. Speaks to patients and family like they are idiots. Will not be going back. Serious God complex
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