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Name Larry Shears, MD, FACS
Specialty Specializes in  Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Practice Name Erlanger Cardiology
Address 979 East 3rd Street Suite C-520
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Dr. Larry Shears serves as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Co-Director of the UT Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. He is a leading specialist in robotic cardiothoracic surgery, performing bypasses and other major heart surgeries without opening the chest. This minimally invasive approach – performing coronary artery bypass surgery and valve replacements through three small incisions – has changed the entire philosophy regarding cardiothoracic surgery. It provides patients with an option that allows them to return to daily activities much sooner after surgery, with less pain and fewer complications. Dr. Shears' specialties include:

  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

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MD
  • West Virginia University
Residency - Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship - Cardiac Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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979 East 3rd Street
Suite C-520
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Telephone: 423-778-5661
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  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Larry Shears serves as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Co-Director of the UT Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. He is a leading specialist in robotic cardiothoracic surgery, performing bypasses and other major heart surgeries without opening the chest. This minimally invasive approach – performing coronary artery bypass surgery and valve replacements through three small incisions – has changed the entire philosophy regarding cardiothoracic surgery. It provides patients with an option that allows them to return to daily activities much sooner after surgery, with less pain and fewer complications. Dr. Shears' specialties include:

  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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