Dr. Mark Akins, MD

Dr. Mark Akins, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Mark Akins, MD is a general surgery specialist in Murfreesboro, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

1800 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 440

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Contact Information

(615) 867-1940

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Incisional Hernia
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akins "We understand that when surgery is necessary, it is an important event in each of our patient's lives.  We pledge to treat each individual with respect and dignity."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated


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65  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • 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.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Emory University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akins to family and friends
20 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Akins' 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 (12)

Dr. Akins was the surgeon who did emergency abdominal surgery on my husband. He was professional, caring, and related well to his patient and the family.
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I recently was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. Dr Akins did a lumpectomy. He is one of the most compassionate Doctors I have ever dealt with. I always felt like he was very knowledgeable and that I could trust my care with him. He took alot of time explaining my diagnosis and answering my...more
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Extremely rude and failed to notice cancer in my breast. Would never recommend him to anyone.
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I had emergency surgery and Dr Akins was fantastic for several reasons. I was incredibly nervous going into the operating room and Dr Akins was joking with me. It really made me feel less afraid. He has a sort of no nonsense but funny personality that i like in a Doctor. Gets the job done...more
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I am so very happy I was referred to Dr. Mark Akins for my surgical procedure . He was very professional, and has a wonderful calm bedside manner. He listen to me and resolved my issue and I healed rather quickly. I am very satisfied with my care received from.Dr.Akins Five stars are not enough!
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