The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee has announced the opening of a satellite office in Tollgate Medical Plaza, located in Thompson’s Station. The orthopaedic practice will open to patients Monday, Nov. 26, and will celebrate with a community open house on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 4-6 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

“It’s important for us to be accessible to more patients in more communities,” said Darren Harris, MBA, CEO of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. “By opening a second location, we’re bringing nationally ranked orthopaedic care to patients who would otherwise have to drive into Franklin or Nashville. Our patients come from all over Middle Tennessee and even out of state, so it’s important for us to provide convenient care for everyone.”

The new office will be staffed by rotating orthopaedists Ian Byram, M.D., Jeffrey Kutsikovich, M.D., and Geoffrey Watson, M.D. The practice is located at 1106 Elliston Way, Suite 300, in Thompson’s Station, with office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

While the new office represents the group’s first practice in southern Williamson County, the Institute alongside Williamson Medical Center have worked to serve the Thompson’s Station/Spring Hill community for many years—most recently, serving as the official sports medicine provider for Williamson County’s high school athletes. Williamson Medical Center’s athletic training program includes nine full-time athletic trainers and the Institute ensures an orthopaedic provider is on-site at each home game during the football season.

“Our world-class surgeons are nationally recognized as the best in their industry, and we’re excited to partner with Williamson Medical Center once again to bring exceptional care, close to home,” Harris remarked.



Williamson Medical Center is a national leader in orthopaedic surgical care. It has been recognized as being in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the United States for spinal surgery and fusion for medical excellence in quality and complication rates. WMC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the management of Joint Replacement-Hip, Joint Replacement-Knee and Joint Replacement-Spine Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. It has also earned the 2018 Medical Excellence Award from CareChex®, a division of Comparion®. CareChex® is a medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. Williamson Medical Center performs more than 3,150 surgical orthopaedic procedures annually.



The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was formally established in 2018, but its legacy goes back to 1979 with the founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009 the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons. In 2017, Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin hospital and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. Our nationally recognized surgeons have expertise in a number of specialties including fracture care, joint replacement, sports injuries and spinal care. The Institute (which now includes an After-Hours Clinic) is temporarily located on-site in Williamson Tower, located at 4323 Carothers Parkway, in Franklin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (615) 791-2630.