Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

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Dr. Matthew Willis, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

8 City Blvd Fl 3

Nashville, TN 37209
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Arm Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 98% of peers
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Willis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Willis "Matthew P. Willis, M.D. is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who is a specialist in disorders of the Shoulder. During his Shoulder and Elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Willis received extensive training in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery including rotator cuff and labral repair, shoulder and elbow replacement, sports injuries, and fractures of the upper extremity. Additional areas of training and interest include sports medicine, treatment of arthritis, and general fracture care. He serves as an instructor at shoulder replacement courses, and hosts visiting orthopedic surgeons for additional instruction. He has authored numerous shoulder-related publications including the most recent chapter on reverse shoulder replacement in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons book on shoulder replacement. He also is currently a visiting instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Orthopedics."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Willis "Dr. Willis strives to offer his patients every possible means to become pain free, first with non-operative strategies, with consideration given to surgery if those fail. His extensive training and experience allows him to use the most current techniques, as well as perform revision surgery from prior failed procedures."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • Rhodes College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Tennessee Department Of Orthopaedics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Tennessee Department Of Orthopaedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute Dept Of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Willis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Willis to family and friends
4.6
based on 40 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Willis' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Nashville, TN
I have had problems with both of my shoulders....mostly arthritis and some tears. I had a total joint replacement in January 2017 and it was not successful. I was referred to Dr. Willis by a competitor surgeon because of Dr. Willis' expertise with joint replacement. The experience has been very...more
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in tullahoma, TN
I was very pleased with my recent reverse shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Willis. My recovery was very easy and the physical therapy that followed was not difficult.
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in NASHVILLE
I could not have been more pleased with my choice in doctor. Matthew Willis. He made surgical repairs to both shoulder rotator cuff and bicep tenodesis 6 months apart.. Very professional, made it look easy. Recovery was easier than predicted. Dr. Willis as well as his PA Austin Bragdon spoke...more
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in Hendersonville
Phenomenal and very personal physician. Very will trained and knowledgeable. Excellent technical skill set. Austin Bragdon is and excellent PA that works with Dr, Willis. I will strongly recommend Dr. Willis to my friends, family and patients
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in Clarksville, TN
Dr. Willis and the entire staff of TOA are great. All questions and concerns have been answered in a straight and understanding manner.
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