Dr. George Pliagas, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Pliagas
Accepting new patients

Premier Surgical Papermill

6408 Papermill Dr Knoxville, TN 37919

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(865) 588-8229

Dr. George Pliagas, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Pliagas has more experience with Peripheral Vascular Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Peripheral Vascular Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Pliagas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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

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Practice Areas

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Procedures specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Varicose Vein Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 100% of their peers

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

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 99% of their peers

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

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

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

Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities more than 99% of their peers

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

Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas treats Varicose Veins more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.Compare with other Vascular Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Varicose Vein Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pliagas performs Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Pliagas performs this procedure more than 65% of their peers

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Dr. Pliagas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Dr. Pliagas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pliagas

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

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      Varicose veins disappeared after the treatment !!! Highly highly recommended ????????????
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      Mark S in Jamestown , TN – Jan 24, 2019
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      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.
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      Knoxville, TN – Feb 14, 2017
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      Spent a lot of time explaining diagnosis and treatment. Asked if I had any more questions. Very knowledgeable.
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      Morristown, TN – Jul 21, 2016
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      he has improved the quality of my life. i would highly recommend him.
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      robert c. foglesong in greenback, th. – Jul 20, 2016
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      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!
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      Biography

      Dr. George Pliagas, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Pliagas has more experience with Peripheral Vascular Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Peripheral Vascular Disorders than other specialists in his area. He i...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

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      Locations

      Premier Surgical Papermill

      Premier Vascular Services6408 Papermill Dr Knoxville, TN 37919
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      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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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

      Knoxville, TN

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

      • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

      Parkwest Medical Center

      Knoxville, TN

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      Physicians Regional Medical Center

      Knoxville, TN

      66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average