Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD

Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 67

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Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Lancaster has more experience with Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Skyline Medical Center and Tristar Centennial 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

Nashville Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 400 Nashville, TN 37207
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Dr. Lancaster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lancaster

4.4

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He really doesnt seem interested in you or how you are doing. Didnt even check my bloodpressure. Check my pulse with his hand and said everythinkg ok ?? Just got outta er with very high blood pressure but didnt seemed concerned whatsoever.
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jun 05, 2021
Dr. Lancaster performed triple bypass surgery on my husband and we are so thankful for this professional, experienced and caring doctor. He at all times showed concern for my husband and myself. Always asking if there was anything he could do for us and took the time to answers any questions we had. Kept us updated on what was going on at all times and and ensured my husband was receiving the care he needed. Thank you Dr. Lancaster.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carolyn S – Jan 09, 2021
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 21, 2020
Dr. Lancaster is awesome. He has been my doctor since 2005 and has performed several surgeries on me. He is very knowledgeable, skillful, professional, and compassionate. I am so thankful to have him as my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Doris Watson – Aug 24, 2020
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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No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 16, 2020
I very highly reccomend Dr Lancaster, he is an excellent doctor and he saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Barbara Shelton in Franklin , KY – Oct 23, 2018
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Robert Gardner in Hendersonville, TN – Aug 23, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Wallace "Todd" Greer in Columbia, TN – Jun 17, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Joseph R. in Cedar Hill, TN – Jan 19, 2017

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lancaster

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lancaster treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lancaster treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 860-1772.

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Dr. Lancaster is experienced in the area of Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Lancaster
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Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Lancaster is experienced in the area of Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

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Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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High
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Very High
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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
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • 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 Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • 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
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Lancaster accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Medicaid
Medicaid of Tennessee
Tenncare
One Health
One Health HMO
One Health POS
One Health PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
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United Healthcare HMO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Lancaster has more experience with Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

The University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
University of Texas Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Texas
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lancaster frequently treats Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Lancaster specializes.

Where is Dr. Lifford Lancaster, MD's office located?

Dr. Lancaster's office is located at 3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 400, Nashville, TN 37207. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lancaster is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Skyline Medical Center

Nashville, TN

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center

Hendersonville, TN

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Tristar Summit Medical Center

Hermitage, TN

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)