Dr. George Pliagas, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 64

Dr. Pliagas
Accepting new patients

Premier Surgical

6408 Papermill Dr Ste 200 Knoxville, TN 37919

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(865) 588-8229

Dr. George Pliagas, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Parkwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pliagas to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Pliagas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Atherosclerosis
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Atherosclerosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pliagas treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pliagas treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
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Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pliagas treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm

Dr. Pliagas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spider Veins
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Pliagas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
Medical Mutual of Ohio
NGS CoreSource
POMCO Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

Dr. Pliagas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pliagas

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Varicose veins disappeared after the treatment !!! Highly highly recommended ????????????
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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Mark S in Jamestown , TN – Jan 24, 2019
I have been going to Dr. Pliagas for over 10 years with circulation problems in both my legs. Over the years he has helped me a great deal. Three years ago I had to have lazer surgery on several varicose veins in both legs. He was very through in explain what to expect, and after wards he personally called me to check up on me. Given that I am only allowed a short amount of space here, I can not explain how great of a doctor he is. I very highly recommend him for any vascular problems.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Knoxville, TN – Feb 14, 2017
Spent a lot of time explaining diagnosis and treatment. Asked if I had any more questions. Very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Morristown, TN – Jul 21, 2016
he has improved the quality of my life. i would highly recommend him.
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
1 person found this helpful
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robert c. foglesong in greenback, th. – Jul 20, 2016
I just don't like him! He always seems like he's running a race and I feel like I'm on an assembly line! He needs to lay off the caffeine!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Female in Seymour, TN – Jul 01, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. George Pliagas, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fort Sanders Regional Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Western Ontario
Residency Hospital
University Of Patras
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. George Pliagas, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. George Pliagas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pliagas frequently treats Atherosclerosis, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD), and Aortic Aneurysm. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pliagas treats.

Where is Dr. George Pliagas, MD's office located?

Dr. Pliagas' office is located at 6408 Papermill Dr Ste 200, Knoxville, TN 37919. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical Papermill Drive6408 Papermill Dr Ste 200 Knoxville, TN 37919
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Premier Surgical North Knoxville7714 Conner Rd Ste 103 Powell, TN 37849
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Premier Surgical Papermill

Premier Vascular Services6408 Papermill Dr Knoxville, TN 37919
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pliagas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Parkwest Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

Tennova Healthcare North Knoxville Medical Center

Powell, TN

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received