Dr. James Zellner, MD

Dr. James Zellner, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. James Zellner, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

2525 Desales Ave Ste 1009

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-5200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zellner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zellner performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Zellner performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Maze Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zellner performs Maze Procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Zellner performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mini-Maze Procedure
Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zellner performs Lung Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Zellner performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Zellner, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1990
    Medical University Of South Carolina
    Fellowship Hospital
    1990
  • 1987
    Medical University Of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital
    1987
  • 1987
    Medical University Of South Carolina
    Internship Hospital
    1987
  • 1986
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1986
  • 1982
    Kenyan College, Gambier, Oh
    Undergraduate School
    1982

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Dr. Zellner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zellner

4.1

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(2)

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Dr. Zellner repaired tricuspid valve; repair instead of replacement was exactly what I was hoping for. 5 days post-op So far, I’m satisfied with his work on my heart. However, he has failed at making sure my pain was managed appropriately. Rather than educating himself on the medication I was...Read More
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Dr. Zellner performed cardiac bypass surgery on my husband in September of 2000. He is still doing great after nearly 18 years. (The surgery was actually done late in the day which caused some concern at the time.) We really appreciate Dr. James Zellner!
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Was diagnosed with cancer in my right lung in July 2015. Went to Dr Zellner he sat down explained all the surgical options depending on if cancer was outside the lung or just on the inside. He answered all my questions, set up my surgery for the nect week . Surgery went great they let my family...Read More
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I had to have surgery with Dr. Zellner and he did a fabulous job with me. He is a great doctor and surgeon. Very knowledgeable, honest, polite, and willing to answer questions. He has a good demeanor. He also came recommended by several hospital nursing staff.
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
POMCO Group
Principal Life
State Farm
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Affiliated Hospitals

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Memorial Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

Hutcheson Medical Center

Fort Oglethorpe, GA