Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 66

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Lancaster has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection and Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Tristar Skyline Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lancaster to book an appointment.


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Nashville Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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(615) 860-1772
Nashville Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 400 Nashville, TN 37207
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He was the worst doctor/surgeon I’ve ever had. There was no bedside manor and he did not do any research into my extremely rare disease. His ego and neglect caused me to remain in the hospital for another 4 months. Note: I am a clinician myself and have never given a bad review.
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Jan 16, 2020
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I very highly reccomend Dr Lancaster, he is an excellent doctor and he saved my life.
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Barbara Shelton in Franklin , KY – Oct 23, 2018
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Dr. Lancaster performed what I believe is called a Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection on my right upper lung lobe for a spiculated lung nodule. He was very informative and answered all my questions and made me feel very confident of his expertise. He told me exactly how he would proceed step by step and what he would do depending on what he found. I had heard all kinds of stories about removing chest tubes. When he did it, WOW, I felt nothing! A talented surgeon you can trust. He's awesome
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Robert Gardner in Hendersonville, TN – Aug 23, 2018
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This man knows how to "HOOK YOU UP" I put my trust in him and he pulled me out with a CABG3X and 6 years later here we are...Recommending to any and everyone I know.
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Wallace "Todd" Greer in Columbia, TN – Jun 17, 2018
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I was fortunate to meet Dr. Lancaster by way of several referrals . After suffering months of pain due to blocked arteries, he assured me he could help me. In a "tell it like it is" down to earth conversation he explained what he could do, when he could do it and about how long it would take. I entered the hospital on a Wednesday for an Aorto-Bifemoral Surgery. Six days later I was at home , using a walker and experiencing very little pain from surgery.
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Joseph R. in Cedar Hill, TN – Jan 19, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr Lancaster for 10 years and he has been excellent in all he has done for me. He has replaced arteries in both of my legs and both are doing well. I am an RN and I know a good doctor when I see one. I would recommend him a million times a day if I had the opportunity.
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(615) 860-1772

Dr. Lancaster accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna POS
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lancaster treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Lancaster treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lancaster treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Lancaster treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Bypass
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lancaster performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Lancaster performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lancaster performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Lancaster performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Heart Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lancaster performs Heart Surgery more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Lancaster performs this procedure more than 38% of their peers

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Dr. Lancaster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Lancaster has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection and Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

The University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
Antonio,Gen. Surgery Resident,1982-1987
Residency Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Tristar Skyline Medical Center

Nashville, TN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center

Hendersonville, TN

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Tristar Summit Medical Center

Hermitage, TN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)