Dr. John Roberts, MD

Dr. John Roberts, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. John Roberts, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1985 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

2400 Patterson St Ste 215

Nashville, TN 37203

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 22 More

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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. Roberts' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Empyema
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roberts treats Empyema more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Roberts treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roberts performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Roberts performs this procedure more than 99% 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 Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roberts treats Lung Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Roberts treats this condition more than 99% 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. Roberts' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mass
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video Assisted Throacoscopy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Care Philosophy

I will care for my patients as though they were family members.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

John Hopkins University
Fellowship Hospital
John Hopkins University Of Med
Internship Hospital
1989
John Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Yale University
Medical School
1981
Duke University
Undergraduate School
1989
1985
1981

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Dr. Roberts' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Roberts

4.2

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
15.625%
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Dr. Roberts is a highly qualified, skilled, caring, and compassionate physician. I have been treated by him for over 2 years and have the highest level of confidence in his abilities & medical decisions. I wouldn't choose any other physician for my health needs in his field of expertise. He's a great dr.!!
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Dr Roberts is caring and thorough concerning your well being. He was highly recommended by my oncologist to perform my lung surgery to remove a malignant tumor. He made sure I was informed about the procedure and prepared me for my recovery. I hope to never have to go through this again, but I would call Dr Roberts without hesitation to care for me. And, I do recommend him!!
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In y opinion Dr. Roberts is a wonderful doctor. He takes time and explains everything in words that I can understand. He is a very caring doctor. I am so glad I found him to be my doctor.
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I can't begin to say enough about Dr. Roberts. I had a rare fungal virus attack my lymph nodes and they had cause Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. Dr. Roberts did extensive testing before surgery and always taking Thinking of my feelings and letting me digest what was going on in my body. I feel like after 2 years of all types of specialist not being able to find out what was wrong with me, that Dr. Roberts saved my life! I thank God everyday for leading me to him.
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Dr. Roberts is direct and sincere in a very down to earth way as related to problem(s) that an individual may be experiencing. He does not rush during appointments, but takes time with explanations, answering questions, and projections related one's problem(s). I simply feel that I could not have been more fortunate anywhere than to be under his direct care.. J.F.T.
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I had a very good experience with Dr. John Roberts and his staff. I did not even have to wait to get back to a room. I pretty much went right back after checking in. There was not much of a wait to have Dr. Roberts walk in the room either. So, that was great, especially since it was my first time there. Dr. Roberts was extremely friendly and he had great bed side manner as well. If you are looking for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon... Dr. Roberts is your guy!!
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I would and have recommend Dr. Roberts highly to anyone who needs his expertise. He is straightforward and will answer any questions you have clearly and honestly. He is dedicated to his work and cares about his patients.
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This was a first time visit to Dr. Roberts, recommended by our primary Doctor David Edwards. We were very pleased with the reception upon entering the office and the professional way in which we were treated. Dr. Roberts was very thorough in explaining the diagnosis and procedure to correct it.
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Dr. John Roberts saved my wife's life back in 2015 after she was in a hospital here in Tullahoma and went through several heart attacks the night after she was put into the hospital. The doctors here, did not know what her problem was or tried to find out. It took a little over nine hours after telling us she would be sent to Centennial and lucky Dr. Roberts found her problem as here they wanted her in a nursing home. I recommend Dr. Roberts and give him an A plus rating.
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I have been a patient of Dr Roberts since the latter part of 2015. He has performed two very successful major surgeries on me; one on each lung with excellent results and recovery. He is very thorough with his procedures, and very dedicated with following up to stay ahead of any issues that could arise in the future. I owe my life to this man. After all, he has saved it twice. I would definately recommend him to anyone. He is truly one of God's greatest gifts to the medical field.
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I was septic and referred to Dr. Roberts for Zenker surgery in 2013. Stayed in Centennial for 20+ days. Then in 2016 had 1/3 of stomach removed and am feeling better than I have in 25 years. I Thank God for Dr. Roberts. He is Wondeful! Not enough words to Thank him for my life!!,
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Dr Roberts is a talented surgeon that is capable of improving lives. He is caring and very easy to talk to. I will forever be grateful for what he has done for me
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Dr Roberts preformed surgery on myself and my daughter. He takes excellent care of you both in and out of hospital. I would highly recommend him to family or anyone. I highly trust him.
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He is always up for a challenge to try and figure things out if he can't then he will do what he can and make you comfortable
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