TriStar StoneCrest August 28, 2017

Smyrna, Tenn. — TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is excited to welcome Dr. Ward V. Houck, M.D. to our team as our newest Thoracic Surgeon!

Dr. Houck will be treating patients with both malignant and benign disease of the chest. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques for conditions normally requiring open thoracotomy such as lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and paraesophageal hernia. This translates into less pain, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time.

Dr. Houck received his medical degree at Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, where he also completed his Internship and General Surgical Residency. He completed his fellowship in CardioThoracic Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and an advanced Fellowship in Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Following his Fellowship, he began his practice at Cedars in 2003, was recruited to Atlanta, GA in 2006, and most recently, to Middle Tennessee in 2014. Dr. Houck is Board Certified in both Thoracic and General Surgery.

Dr. Houck is accepting new patients at Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists located at 1800 Medical Center Park, Suite 440 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. For more information or to request an appointment, call (615) 867-1940.