Dr. Eric Lambright, MD

Dr. Eric Lambright, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 50
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Dr. Eric Lambright, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1301 MEDICAL CENTER DR Ste. 1710

Nashville, TN 37232

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Insurance Accepted

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

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania in 1995 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

4.2

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
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4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
17.647058823529413%
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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 part of her stomach and part of her esophagus removed. She decided to have the surgery. The pathology report came back NO CANCER! She was on life support for days! Now has anastomic leak! UNTRUTHFUL!
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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 happening. My research on his education, experience and current practice, along with our interactions at his office, allowed me to trust that he would do his very best for me.
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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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Dr. Lambright does not check forward on the patients he is seeing and why. Their office is is likes 3 ring circus. They didn't even have me fill out my paperwork! Then next thing I know they are talking surgery. They treated me with sarcasm and encompance. Dr. Lambright has a serious GOD complex and that is not what people need or want.. He was nothing but snarky and and rude. I tried to make second appointment, they DENIED ME ANOTHER APPOINTMENT!!!! Jerks!!
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