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About Surgical Associates of East Tennessee

At Surgical Associates of East Tennessee, we perform traditional and minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions that affect the digestive, reproductive, and endocrine systems. With more than a century of combined medical experience, our expert healthcare team is ready to provide you with excellent care. Our office is conveniently located near Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, where we perform surgery. We’re proud to be a member of Covenant Medical Group, the physician practice group of Covenant Health.

Seeing what tremendous progress can be made for survival and decreasing reoccurrence motivated me to do what I do. I enjoy helping guide my patients through the decision-making process. – Dr. Tom Thompson

Schedule an Appointment

Our team is ready to provide you with the right surgical care when you need us. We’re accepting new patients. Please note, a referral is required from your doctor.

Conditions Treated and Surgical Services

  • Abdominal pain
  • Appendix removal
  • Biopsies
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Breast cancer surgery and conservation
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy and colorectal surgery
  • Gallbladder inflammation
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Hernias
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Parathyroid surgerys
  • Skin excisions
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
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The Breast Clinic

Tom C. Thompson, MD, FACS is the leading surgeon caring for women at the Breast Clinic, and extension of Surgical Associates of East Tennessee. Dr. Thompson has more than 30 years of surgical experience in breast conservation and breast cancer surgery. He treats breast cancer, breast cysts and abscesses. Dr. Thompson works personally with his patients to ensure they feel comfortable with the personalized surgical plan created for them to achieve the best possible surgical outcomes. Breast ultrasound and biopsy services are available onsite at the Breast Clinic.

1447 W. Morris Boulevard
Morristown, TN 37813
P 423-492-8326
F 423-587-8035

Patient Information

Patient Forms

Prepare for your visit by filling out these forms ahead of your appointment and bring them with you. This will help us provide you with an efficient visit. Thank you!

Patient Information Form
Patient Registration Agreement
Authorization to Release Health Information
Notice of Privacy Practices
Visit Reminders

We ask that you please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Please bring the following items with you to your visit:

  • Your current health insurance information

  • Your current Photo ID

  • Any medications you are currently taking in their original containers or in a list with dosages and times

Please note: In order to provide efficient care for all of our patients, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you do not arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Prescription Refills

It’s very important that you request your prescription refills during normal business hours before 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Prescriptions will not be refilled on weekends or holidays.

You can request a refill on the MyCovenantHealth Patient Portal or by calling your pharmacy.

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Referrals & Precertification


Insurers often require a physician referral prior to your visit to Surgical Associates of East Tennessee. As a courtesy to our patients, we will attempt to contact your primary care physician and request a referral. However, it is your responsibility to confirm that a referral has been obtained before you are seen by our providers.


If a test or procedure is ordered by a Surgical Associates of East Tennessee provider, our staff will obtain a necessary precertification on your behalf. Precertification for any tests or procedures ordered by your own primary care physician is the responsibility of your primary care provider’s office.

Patient Survey

Our Patients Are Important

We want to be your first and best choice for healthcare, and we need your feedback.

You will receive a text message or email asking you to complete a confidential and secure survey about your visit. Your feedback will help us continue to deliver excellent care. Thank you!

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