Dr. Bassam Helou, MD

Dr. Bassam Helou, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o
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Dr. Bassam Helou, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Helou is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

The Surgical Clinic, PLLC

356 24th Ave N Ste 400

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • NovaNet
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 96% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Helou "The Physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic, PLLC, have been and continue to be committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our healthcare and business operations.  We demand of ourselves full compliance with all federal, state and local laws. We are committed to preventing, detecting, and disciplining any unethical behavior.  We thrive and prosper on our quality medical treatment and outstanding reputation for professional conduct.  We create systems and controls to keep ourselves informed, and perform according to these standards.  The physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic partner together in protecting the rights of all those we care."

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Vanderbilt Sch Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Helou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helou's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helou to family and friends
3.9
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Helou's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
FRANKLIN |
This "surgeon" assumed care of my loved one in the ED over 4 years ago. To this day we still deal with the outcome of his poor decision making. My loved one had a ruptured appendix that Dr. Helou placed a drain to treat and then scheduled a surgery for 4 weeks later. Well before that surgery, were 104 degree Temps as active infection was taking over his body. Soon my loved one was septic and back in the ER. A specialist took over. Sepsis kills. Time is tissue. He should have acted sooner.
in Nashville, TN |
We have been trying to deal with this doctor since before christmas. A drain was put into my grandfather and he has been in an extreme amount of pain ever since. We have requested assistance from this doctor over and over and over. We have heard NOTHING. My grandfather has been in so much pain he cannot even eat. This is unacceptable. Dr. Helou is supposed to care about the health and well being of his patients, and I sincerely don't think he does. At all.
in Cottontown, TN |
Excellent surgeon. Caring, attentive and skilled. We would recommend him to anyone. I have no office visit history with him yet as I have just scheduled a surgical follow-up appointment but have had numerous visits with him at Centennial Medical Center after he performed an emergency surgery. Outstanding surgeon!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Helou accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
    Tenncare
  • NovaNet
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Helou has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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