Dr. Bruce Ramshaw, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Ramshaw
Accepting new patients
1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste D285 Knoxville, TN 37920

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(865) 604-9414

Dr. Bruce Ramshaw, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Florida medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ramshaw to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Ramshaw's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Incisional Hernia
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Dr. Ramshaw treats Incisional Hernia more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Ramshaw treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Ramshaw treats Abdominal Pain more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Ramshaw treats this condition more than 30% of his peers

Ventral Hernia
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Dr. Ramshaw treats Ventral Hernia more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Ramshaw treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Ramshaw's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Ramshaw accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Ramshaw's Reviews

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Dr. Ramshaw literally gave me my life back. He successfully removed my abdominal mesh about six years ago and it was such a game changer. I went from chronic debilitating pain requiring ice packs daily and heavy pain meds to living a normal, productive life pain FREE!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Ramshaw, an amazing surgeon and quite honestly the best at what he does.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jennifer Bills – Mar 25, 2021
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I suffered for 9 years with major hernia related issues. I went to a lot of Dr.s and supposed hernia related experts. He is the number one surgeon in America! I am years out from my last visit. I am nearly 100% after thinking I would never get over 40%. He is great, his team is great and his bedside manner is second to no one. I would definitely use him again if need be. I traveled from Texas multiple times. He is awesome!
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Brett C – Mar 16, 2021
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After suffering for a year from mesh implanted by another doctor, I went to Dr Ramshaw for a second surgery to remove the mesh and seal the hernia the old fashioned way. Dr Ramshaw did a brilliant surgical repair. He is highly skilled, patient centered and genuinely interested in the person. Highly recommend.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D Drewry – Jun 27, 2020
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I Highly recommend Dr. Bruce Ramshaw as he is a genuine compassionate,well educated,personable doctor who listens to his patients health problems so as to learn what is really going on. Unlike others who just want to make their own prognosis without talking and listening to the patient who knows their body best. You can see the concern in Bruce Ramshaw at your very first visit. Wish he was still in Florida,but I will travel to Tennesse if he is able to help me with my hernia problems. LINDA.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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LINDA GLENNON (SCHULTZ,PREVIOUSLY) in PORT ST. LUCIE – Jan 09, 2018
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Two years ago I had mesh placed unknowingly into my left inguinal region. I could not stand for two weeks so I went back to the surgeon and she said I would be fine. I went to her partner who told me “some people must learn to live with pain”. Dr. Ramshaw and the team at UT are the best and I will say as a doctor I have never said that about anyone except myself Ego, no some are. After two weeks I am back to work, I feel much better, people see it, If you are thinking of removing the mesh do it
What went well
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Dr. De Barros, D.C. in Virginia – Dec 11, 2017
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Dr. Ramshaw is a highly skilled surgeon. I had parastomal hernia repair surgery on June 30, 2017 and have had no problems what so ever. The doctor is very personable and I was very comfortable talking to him. I would recommend him to anyone needing hernia surgery. In my opinion he is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A. Baker in SEYMOUR, TN – Oct 17, 2017
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Like others, nothing but great things to say about Dr. Ramshaw and staff. He's the humble master of his craft. I had too many problems with my bilateral lap. mesh to mention, and they were all resolved after removal by Dr. Ramshaw in June, 2017.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve in Larkspur, CA – Aug 27, 2017
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The absolute best hernia related surgeon in the US. There is nobody better or more versed in the business of hernia related issues. He deserves 10 stars. He is an absolute master at his art and he saved my life. He is extremely personable and his staff is second to none.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Austin, TX – Jul 13, 2017
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I had a consult & am waiting to have surgery! He & his staff are absolutely the best ever! I'm an RN & I have never in my life met any DR that was as knowledgeable or as kind & compassionate as Dr Ramshaw & he is truly genuine! What a jewel! Brandie is just as nice too! I am so thankful that I was accepted as a patient! I have a difficult surgery ahead of me but he told me everything & he truly cares about his patients both mentally & physically & works hard to help them be prepared !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TeresaB in Paducah Ky – Apr 18, 2017
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Dr Ramshaw and his patient care coordinator Brandy are the best medical team I have ever encountered. Dr Ramshaw is the best surgeon and and I am pain free thanks to his miraculous surgery. I am thankful for his expertise, and his professional "Patient Centered Approach to quality Medical Care". Keep up your work, and hopefully you will help bring in the next teams of excellent surgeons who understand the importance of listening to patients, and interacting with patients in a positive manner
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Stacey J Nelson Ph.D. in Delray Beach, FL – Nov 21, 2016
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My name is Connie Thornburg from Childersburg, Alabama. Dr. Ramshaw performed surgery on me on August 31, 2016. He removed old mesh , scaring & gave me a new abdominal wall reconstruction. I feel so blessed to have found him. He & his wife Brandi work so hard to see that everything was perfectly lined up to give me a great outcome. Dr. Ramshaw also used injections of Exparel a local analgesic in my surgical site. Little pain & a great recovery !! They're God sent worldwide to the hopeless !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Connie Matson Thornburg in Childersburg AL – Sep 26, 2016
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In 2013 I was having pain from hernia mesh that was implanted from previous hernia operations. He took time to explain what he could do and asked me which option I was interested in. he Removed the 5 pieces of mesh that had been implanted and I am doing better. He was and is willing to answer your questions and his patient representative is and was willing to provide assistance at anytime you needed it. I am very grateful to have been one of his patients and would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
33 people found this helpful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Areas of expertise: Abdominal Wall and Hernia Disease, Chronic Pain following hernia repair.

Biography

Dr. Ramshaw received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida and completed a general surgery residency at Georgia Baptist...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

1994
Georgia Baptist Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Georgia Baptist Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Florida
Medical School
1985
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Bruce Ramshaw, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ramshaw frequently treats Incisional Hernia, Abdominal Pain, and Ventral Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ramshaw treats.

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Dr. Ramshaw's office is located at 1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste D285, Knoxville, TN 37920. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste D285 Knoxville, TN 37920
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University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)