Dr. John Roberts, MD

Dr. John Roberts, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o
(29)

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Dr. John Roberts, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1985 and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates

2400 Patterson St Ste 215

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CHAMPVA
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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

Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Roberts "I will care for my patients as though they were family members."
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mass
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Esophageal Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Video Assisted Throacoscopy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Roberts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Roberts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Roberts to family and friends
4.1
based on 29 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Roberts' 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
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Roberts Says:

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Patient Comments (10)

Mount Juliet, TN |
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...more
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La Vergne, TN |
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...more
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in Lavergne, Tn. |
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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in Whites Creek, TN |
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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in Tullahoma, TN |
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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Roberts accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Network C
    Network P
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CHAMPVA
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Flexcare
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
    One Health HMO
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • PEHP
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • SelectHealth
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Tristar Horizon Medical Center
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Dickson, TN 37055
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Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center
391 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
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Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center
200 Stonecrest Blvd
Smyrna, TN 37167
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Tristar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
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Tristar Skyline Medical Center
3441 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
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