Yvonne M. Carter, M.D.



  • 6442 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 102, Tucson, AZ 85716

    M-F: 8AM-5PM

Please call the office to set an appointment. (520) 318-3004

Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

After attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Dr. Carter went on to train in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery with additional fellowship training in general thoracic and cardiothoracic transplant surgery. She holds certification from both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. During her 12 years in practice, she has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and been involved in award winning research in thoracic surgery. She recently moved to Tucson to join Saguaro Surgical, to increase access to modern thoracic surgery in the area. While her practice focus is on minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology, it includes most disease processes involving the lung, mediastinum, and esophagus. She strives to bring a modern approach to thoracic surgery aimed at developing an individualized treatment plan for every patient. “A variety of technological advances in the specialty over the past decade have drastically improved patient outcomes and satisfaction,” says Dr. Carter. In her minimally invasive thoracic surgical practice, Dr. Carter uses bronchoscopic, endoscopic, thoracoscopic, and robotic instrumentation to optimize the patient experience and performed the first robotic bronchoscopic lung biopsy in southern Arizona.

Hospital Affiliations:

Tucson Medical Center

Carondelet Health Network – St. Joseph’s Hospital

Practice Locations:

  • Arizona Vascular Specialists

6442 E. Speedway Blvd., Suite 102

Tucson, AZ 85710