Dr. James Zellner, MD

Dr. James Zellner, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
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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
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zellner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Maze Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
Lung Surgery
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Zellner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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45  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Kenyan College, Gambier, OH
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zellner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zellner's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zellner to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Zellner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...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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