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Dr. Thomas Gaines, MD

Dr. Thomas Gaines, MD

Age 70 Cardiothoracic Surgery M
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Dr. Thomas Gaines, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Gaines completed a residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. and is affiliated with University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Gaines is board certified in General Surgery.


  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Residency Hospital — 1988
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Residency Hospital — 1984
  • University Of Washington, Medical School — 1979

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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There is no surgeon I have ever had that makes me feel more cared for and confident that I am in good hands. He has cared for me since removing my lung cancer in 2014 and this past year has worked with me to solve the fistula in my esophagus. Instead of going for a very invasive surgery he had performed several times, he researched and found a new operation that had only been performed twice before (once in France and once in the US. Pulling in Dr. Kleppy, a none invasive surgery doctor at UT Medical Center, he worked with him to insert six small clips into my esophagus. The operation worked!! Dr. Gaines is not only a brilliant doctor, but an equally caring human being.
Diane Fox — Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. Gaines frequently treats Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection and Thoracic Surgical Procedures.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Tennessee Medical Center


  1. Practice

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      1940 Alcoa Hwy Ste E180, Knoxville, TN 37920 (865) 305-6955