Orthopedic surgeons in Hermitage, Tennessee

When you come to TriStar Summit Medical Center for orthopedic care, our expert team will be there with you every step of the way. We specialize in orthopedic surgery, including joint repair and spinal surgery, using the latest advancements in technology. No matter what orthopedic condition you have, our goal is to get you back to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

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Orthopedic treatments we provide

Our highly trained team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants and rehabilitation specialists works with you to develop a treatment plan specifically for your needs. Orthopedic treatments we offer include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone grafts
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament repair
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Spine care
  • Sports medicine

Ortho spine nurse navigator

The ortho spine nurse navigator will be your main contact during your surgical journey. The nurse navigator is available Monday through Friday to answer any questions and help make your surgery experience as smooth as possible.

To reach an ortho spine nurse navigator, please call (615) 316-3184.

Preparing for your surgery

Being prepared is one of the keys to having a successful surgery and recovery. Before your surgery, you will come in for a pre-admission appointment and attend one of our pre-surgery classes.

Orthopedic pre-surgery class

We offer free pre-surgical education classes taught by our ortho spine nurse navigator. It will help you learn more about preparing for surgery, what to expect in the hospital and how to prepare your home for discharge. We offer two different classes based on the type of surgery you are having:

Spine pre-surgery class: Monday and Thursday from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Joint replacement pre-surgery class: Tuesdays from 3:00pm - 4:15pm

To learn more about classes we offer, please call our ortho spine nurse navigator at (615) 316-3184.

Joint replacement

In the past, most orthopedic surgical procedures required large incisions, lengthy hospital stays and weeks of recovery. Today, advanced viewing scopes and smaller surgical instruments have transformed the way many procedures are performed, particularly joint replacement surgery.

We provide the following procedures for joint replacement:

Hip replacement

When cartilage in the hip joint wears away with age, surgeons can restore range of motion and eliminate joint pain with a metal or plastic covering for raw, arthritic bone ends. We also offer hip replacement revisions if you have experienced hip instability (dislocation), infections or component failure.

Knee replacement

When cartilage has worn away over the years, surgeons can use a plastic or metal covering to restore range of motion and help eliminate pain. Knee replacement can be a solution if less invasive options, such as anti-inflammatory medication and cortisone injections, are not effective. We also offer revision surgery for previous knee placement procedures.

Unicompartmental knee replacement

This operation replaces only the portions of the joint most damaged by arthritis and is less invasive than a full knee replacement. It can have significant advantages, especially in younger patients who may require a second artificial knee replacement as the first one begins to wear out later on.

Shoulder replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery replaces the shoulder socket with a plastic socket. A metal ball and stem is then inserted into the shoulder socket. Our surgeons are also able to perform partial shoulder replacement surgery (replaces the ball at the top of the arm but not the socket) and reverse shoulder surgery (typically for those with rotator cuff injuries or arthritis of the shoulder).

Spine surgery

Similar to joint replacement surgery, if more conservative methods are not effective in treating your back pain or condition, you may be a candidate for spine surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons may perform procedures such as:

  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Spine fusion

Orthopedic rehabilitation services

We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help you recover from your surgery and get back to what you enjoy doing most. Our compassionate therapy team works with you to set goals and create a recovery plan that best meets your needs.

To reach our rehabilitation departments, please call:

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)

TriStar Health participates in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program, which promotes high quality, cost efficient, and better coordination of care for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. TriStar Health is working closely with its physicians and post-acute care providers to improve quality and coordinate care from the initial hospitalization through recovery. The CJR program permits facilities to enter into financial gainsharing relationships with its collaborators to share in the success of the program.

The Hospital’s written policy for selecting CJR Collaborators is available for download here.

Physician Collaborators

TriStar Health has entered into gainsharing arrangements with the following physician collaborators:


TriStar Summit Medical Center

  • Christopher Cook
    5651 Frist Boulevard, Suite 200, Hermitage TN 37076
  • Jonathan Cornelius
    100 Physician's Way, Suite 110, Lebanon, TN 37090
  • Walter S. Dube
    5651 Frist Boulevard, Suite 400, Hermitage TN 37076
  • Tiffany Feltman-Meals
    3443 Dickerson Pike, Suite190, Nashville, TN 37207
  • Martha George
    101 Physician's Way, Suite 111, Lebanon, TN 37090
  • Michael LaDouceur
    5651 Frist Boulevard, Suite 200, Hermitage TN 37076

Orthopedic care at TriStar Health

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

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