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Dr. Laura Witherspoon, MD

General Surgery ·  Female · Age 60

Dr. Witherspoon

University Surgical Associates

1751 Gunbarrel Rd Ste G11 Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Dr. Laura Witherspoon, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 34 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in general surgery.


Dr. Witherspoon's Reviews

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Dr. Witherspoon and her staff are very caring and proficient. Dr. Witherspoon was wonderful in keeping me from completely losing it, when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. I am always seen in a timely manner for appointments, as well as return phone calls. I am sure that a male surgeon would have been just as proficient; however, I felt a special bond with Dr. W , and her nurse, who is just as awesome, is always understanding and very proficient as well. I love them both.
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Dr. WItherspoon is a wonderful doctor and even a better person! She truly cares about her patients whatever their stages of problems. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing surgery of which type she specializes. She went out of her way to let me know biopsy results on a Friday night so I wouldn't stress too much over the weekend.
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Biography

Dr. Witherspoon, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in breast surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Valley Medical Center, Fresno
Residency Hospital
Valley Medical Center, Fresno
Internship Hospital
1985
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985

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(423) 267-0466

Dr. Witherspoon accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Witherspoon's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Witherspoon treats Breast Diseases more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Witherspoon treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Witherspoon performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Witherspoon performs this procedure more than 93% of her peers

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Witherspoon performs Axillary Lymph Node Dissection more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Witherspoon performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Witherspoon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wound Repair

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Memorial Hospital

Chattanooga, TN