Dr. James Wendel, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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Dr. James Wendel, MD
Dr. James Wendel, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Wendel is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital.

Dr J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery

2103 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville, TN 37215

Contact Information

(615) 921-2100

Dr. James Wendel, MD

Dr. James Wendel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Our mission at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery is to promote excellence in cosmetic plastic surgery & reconstructive surgery services as well as medical aesthetic procedures in Tennessee and the Southeast Region by: -Exceeding your expectations by providing incomparable service -Caring for all patients with respect and sensitivity to specific needs -Respecting the time you take for us out of your busy schedule -Staying abreast of the most advanced technology -Educating the community
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Dr. Wendel's Experience

Dr. Wendel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Buttock Lift
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • 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.


  • Wabash College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of South Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Wendel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wendel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wendel to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Wendel'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 (8)
Nashville, TN |
I am so thankful for Dr. Wendel and his staff! I had a breast augmentation performed in Memphis three years ago, and was very unhappy with my results. The surgeon was very nice and talented, but he did not listen to my concerns. Dr. Wendel not only took time to listen to my concerns but he also validated them as well. In the spring Dr. Wendel traded out my implants for smaller ones, and I could not me more pleased. Thank you Dr. Wendel for taking wonderful care of me.
Brentwood, Tennessee |
I visited the office and was consulted by Paige Hastings, CFNP for hyperpigmentations of my face. She lasered the deep and superficial pigmented areas with excellent results! I am extremely satisfied with Paige and the office staff as a whole. Convenient location as well.
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Wendel is an excellent and caring surgeon...highly recommended by other healthcare professionals as well. His staff is wonderful too. I would not hesitate to encourage anyone considering cosmetic/reconstructive breast surgery to see Dr. Wendel.
Franklin, TN |
I had a breast augmentation three years prior to meeting Dr. Wendel. For three years I was unhappy with my results. The first surgeon did not listen to my wishes. Dr. Wendel not only helped me ocomplish my goals, but he validated my disappointment with the outcomes of my first augmentation. Four months post-op, I am so thankful I went to Dr. Wendel for my implant exchange. Not only am I so happy with my results, I finally have the result I sought three years ago! Hands down, best surgeon!!!
Nashville, TN |
I made an appointment for a consultation on 2/27. I decided against using Dr Wendell on 2/28. When I called to cancel my appointment(appointment was 2 weeks away), the receptionists said my no-show deposit ($150) was non-refundable. They never said anything about my deposit being non-refundable until I called to cancel. They ended up passing me to 3 different people on the call. Ultimately, I ended up leaving a voicemail after talking to two receptionists who said I would not receive a refund.
in Nashville, TN |
breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer
Nashville, TN |
I had triple negative breast cancer and opted to have bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction. This road to recovery avoided radiation, but required visits to Dr Wendel every three weeks. Every encounter was exceptional! Minimal wait time, yet each person took their time to answer all of my questions. While this process was no walk in the park, Dr Wenel and his staff gave me confidence, calmed my fears, and eased my pain along this journey. As an added bond, I had a face lift! Beautiful
in Lebanon, TN |
Dr. Wendal was very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable about the procedure I had done. In the first session I had with him, he used a lazer to remove the tattoo I had for many years. There wasn't any pain, and it only took 10 seconds! I was impressed with him and his staff and will definitely recommend him to others.
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Dr. Wendel accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wendel has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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