Dr. Alex Fruin, MD

Dr. Alex Fruin, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
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Dr. Alex Fruin, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Hermitage, TN. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Fruin is affiliated with University Medical Center, Tristar Summit Medical Center, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital.

The Surgical Clinic, PLLC

3901 Central Pike Ste 555

Hermitage, TN 37076
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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more than 94% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
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more than 93% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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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 Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • 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 Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Lumpectomy
  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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 1993
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Boston U Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Boston U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Boston U Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fruin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fruin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fruin to family and friends
4.3
based on 27 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Fruin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Mt. Juliet, TN |
He performed emergency surgery on me and saved my life. 10 stars.
in Lafayette, TN |
Dr. Fruin has been my surgeon for several surgeries over the past few years. The first was life threatening, the others were for repairs. He is a kind, considerate, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate doctor. He explains procedures and takes the time to answer questions making this patient feel more confident and comfortable. Dr. Fuin is an exceptional doctor, I'm blessed to have met him and alive because I did!
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Fruin is a wonderful surgeon and his bedside manner is outstanding. He is more caring than most doctors/surgeons I've encountered. He targeted my problem quickly and was able to schedule and perform my surgery in a ridiculously quick amount of time. He also helped to ease my anxiety about the whole ordeal. I would recommend him to ANYONE who needs a general surgeon. Thank you Dr. Fruin!
in Monument, co 80132 |
He saved my life in a trauma situation. Great surgeon
in Hermitage, TN |
Excellent bedside manor. Did a great job removing my lipomas!!!! Highly recommend
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Dr. Fruin is an awesome surgeon and person. He was willing to work with me on short notice to schedule my surgery before the new year and new deductibles. He has a great bedside manner and did an awesome job on my procedure. His staff were very helpful as well. I highly recommend.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fruin accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
    Tenncare
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Fruin has admitting privileges

Tristar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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University Medical Center
1411 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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