Dr. Alex Fruin, MD

Dr. Alex Fruin, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alex Fruin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hermitage, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in general surgery.

The Surgical Clinic, PLLC

3901 Central Pike Ste 555

Hermitage, TN 37076
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • 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
very high
more than 94% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 93% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Fruin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated


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68  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.


  • 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
28 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fruin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Coffee in hand, explanations in plain language. No fuss, no muss. I had an ugly gall bladder thanks to contracting food born bacteria while on the rod for work in FL. He stuck around Summitt to await results in case it needed to come out ASAP, and it did. Thanks doc!
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He performed emergency surgery on me and saved my life. 10 stars.
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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
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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...more
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He saved my life in a trauma situation. Great surgeon
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