Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Thoracic Surgery · 4 Providers

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1800 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 440
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
View All Locations(615) 867-1940

Office Providers

Leslie Akins, NP

Leslie Akins, NP

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Dr. Ward Houck, MD

Dr. Ward Houck, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Hayley Vanthournout, PA

Hayley Vanthournout, PA

Physician Assistant (PA)

Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 25 provider reviews for MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS

Review of Dr. Houck


I am still under Dr.Houck's care and just knowing he is my Doctor instills in me the knowledge that I have the BEST
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Review of Dr. Houck

- in Murfreesboro |

Dr. Houck has been a God send to my family. I could not ask for a kinder, caring physician!
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Review of Dr. Westmoreland

- in Jonesboro, GA |

What a wonderful and caring individual. I would recommend this Dr and staff to anybody having any medical issue due to bariatric. I am biased because Blue Cross wouldn't pickup my surgery as they considered it elective, although if I didn't have my lapband removed it would have been detrimental. But the staff is very friendly and caring, its not all about the money a lot of people are now a days.
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Review of Dr. Westmoreland

- in Murfreesboro, TN |

I was very disappointed in the professionalism, or lack there of, after my surgery on August 1, 2016. Dr. Westmoreland came to my pre-op room and said a prayer with me, which was amazing and so appreciated and it really helped to calm my nerves. But then, after surgery he didn't bother to go out and speak to my family and NEVER even came to my hospital room to check on me, or to discharge me. My nurse had to call several places and hunt him down to get the ok to discharge me.
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32 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Decortication And Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision Of Esophageal Lesion
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial Or Complete): Open, Or Resection Of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (Vats) Or Thoracotomy


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Who We Are

  • Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists is a group of specialty trained surgeons located in Murfreesboro TN. The group offers Read More

Language Services

  • Spanish

MURFREESBORO SURGICAL SPECIALISTS accepts 6 insurance carriers

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