Dr. Mark Akins, MD
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General Surgery | Male

Mid State Surgery, PLLC 1800 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 440 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Get Directions

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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.

Biography

Dr. Mark Akins, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Murfreesboro, TN. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

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Dr. Akins' Reviews

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based on 16 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Akins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Murfreesboro |
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!
Murfreesboro, TN |
Two surgeries that went wonderfully! Great Surgeon that was very informative and helpful throughout the process. On the weekend Dr. Westmoreland checked on us and was very professional and helpful.
in Manchester, TN |
Excellent surgeon. Having worked as a family nurse practitioner for 19+ years, I've always been impressed by the care Dr. Akins gave my patients. I often said that if I ever had need of a surgeon, he would be my first choice. Not that I intended to ever actually need him, I recently needed a lumpectomy. Dr. Akins performed my procedure, did a fabulous job, and I will continue to recommend him to my patients due to his excellent patient care, low surgical complication rate, & his compassion.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Akins has operated successfully on me twice. The first occasion I had a life threatening bleed and went to St. Thomas' Emergency Room where I passed out from blood loss. I awoke hours later to Dr. Akins' kindly smile; it is no exaggeration to say he saved my life. Several years later when I need a double hernia repaired to damage due to dialysis, Dr. Akins was my first choice. He explained what he was going to do and I had no complications. His staff was kind and courteous.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Akin called me at 2 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon in 2012 from his office when my radiological report crossed his desk. He did a previous surgery in 2008 and remembered me. He told me to get to his office the next day for a breast biopsy. He is a physician with a wonderful beside manner you don't find anymore. I'm sad my follow up time with him is almost over, but happy my 5 years as a cancer survivor is around the corner. Anyone in need of a surgeon shouldn't hesitate to call his office.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Very kind and compassionate. His staff was unprofessional and extremely unkind. He is a talented surgeon but was too busy and was way too casual with a stage III cancer diagnosis. if he had a good staff and limited his work, he would be truly amazing.
in Nashville, TN |
I was under Dr. Akins' care when I had surgery for Crohn's disease in 2013. The incision became infected with MRSA immediately after and progressed to my heart. He was extremely rude and made little or no effort to actually educate me about my condition. He accused me of faking pains but refused to do more tests or scans to find out why I was still hurting. I had to get another Doctor to go behind his back to order the tests. The tests revealed even more MRSA abscesses. In short, he was awful.
in Murfreesboro tn |
i dont like him at all he is rude and obnoxious
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Dr. Akins' Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Akins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Fissures
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory University
  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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, 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
  • 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