Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 44

Accepting new patients

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Willis has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Willis to book an appointment.

Locations

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

OneC1ty8 City Blvd Ste 300 Fl 3 Nashville, TN 37209
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Willis is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center Nashville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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4.9

Based on 193 ratings

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Outstanding experience. I have the upmost respect for Dr Willis. From pre surgery, surgery through recovery he has been thorough and professional. He takes time to fully answer questions and explain what is about to happen as well as what to expect. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barry – Dec 30, 2021
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Appointment was timely with brief waiting time to see staff, the Physicians assistant, Austin took time to evaluate my issues as well as Dr. Willis with understandable explanations for treatments and outcomes. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced that I’m sure will enhance a positive result in my ongoing treatments. Looking forward to a pain free shoulder with optimal results. TOA clinic is top notch and has an online service to complete pre registration so that your time is better utilized, office staff were also very efficient and courteous. I’d recommend Dr. Willis and TOA to all in need of orthopedic services.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Terry – Dec 23, 2021
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Awesome experience!! Lo e Dt. Willis !!! Very knowledgeable ... great personality ..highly recommend!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cathy – Dec 11, 2021
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Dr Willis’ office staff has gone above and beyond to help me with scheduling an appointee and the I nfo about my appointment. When I arrived at TOA I was impressed with the check in process very easy check in. When it was time meet with Dr Willis I really appreciated the time he took to talk to me about my concerns and explaining my shoulder issues in a way I understood it. I felt very at ease when asking him questions and getting the feed back I needed to make a decision about surgery. I didn’t feel rushed at my appointment or feel like my concerns were unwarranted. I will continue to use Dr Willis and his office. I had a very good experience all around.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wendy – Dec 11, 2021
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Visited Dr. Willis to discuss some shoulder pain I’m experiencing. He was pleasant, took time to listen to me and understand my problem. He then tested a few motions to assess potential drivers, then suggested alternative paths I could take to identify and treat the problem. He struck me as caring, conscientious, and very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John M – Dec 05, 2021
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TOA has a simple pre-registration process which made my appointment easy. I was in and out of within one hour including X-rays and brace fitting. Dr. Willis is very thorough in his review and explains things in simple terms. Austin (PA) is also awesome to deal with.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Highly Recommend – Dec 05, 2021
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Compassionate, quality Care teamwork, professional doctor, assistance loving team
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Wilhelmina Davis wilhelminadavis57@yahoo.com – Nov 05, 2021
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Great visit both times. I am having shoulder replacement surgery Nov 10th Dr Willis had time for me answered all the questions , informed me in great detail the procedure. I talked to 3 surgeons before making the decision He was by far the most humble best choice for me. I have had 4 surgeries on the same shoulder so he listened while I explained the pain of the last 12 years. After taking a year to make the decision I am convinced it is the right one and right timing. I look forward to surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Baker – Sep 30, 2021
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Last year Dr. Willis fixed my left shoulder. I need the same procedure on my right shoulder. After the care I received on my first procedure I'm not worried one bit about my second. His staff cares and was there for any and every question I had. Being put under for a procedure requires a lot of trust, and I'm confident in Dr. Willis and his crew.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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David Wright – Sep 16, 2021
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He is a great physician because he takes the time to LISTEN! Matt is NOT knife happy either, nor does he order unnecessary tests. He treats the entire patient…body, mind and spirit.
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Louise D. – Sep 01, 2021
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Highly competent. He and his staff are great, caring, and professional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Aug 20, 2021
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Very professional and thorough. Felt very comfortable with the experience and evaluation given. Would highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James – Aug 17, 2021
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Dr. Willis is honestly the best doctor that I have been to he always make my shoulders feel better I would highly recommend him to anyone with issues with their shoulders and their hands
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 15, 2021
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great doctor, listens to you and takes his time. Very thorough and explains things well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Gilbert – Jul 30, 2021
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dr willis is the reason i can move my arm today. he was able to repair damage caused by another health system with a never-before-done surgery. he was actively involved in my recovery and PT and is available whenever i need him. i recommend him and TOA over any health system anywhere.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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michael m – Jul 12, 2021
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Very good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Betty H Brown – Jul 08, 2021
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This doctor knows his stuff! He has helped me be pain free! With his guidance & support he said that I’m @ the point that most people would be 4 months out from surgery. He said that I did very well. It hasn’t been 2 months since my shoulder replacement reversal surgery! I have great respect for his way of doing things. I highly recommend ever body go see him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rita Zick – Jul 04, 2021
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Dr. Matt Willis is a wonderful caring physician. He is a good listener and explains everything very well. I’ve been his patient for shoulder issues for 5-6 years and have complete confidence in him. Highly recommended.
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Chip Lind – Jul 01, 2021
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Awesome, he is very easy to talk to and a great listerner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Moore – Jun 10, 2021
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Dr Willis is my choice for my future shoulder replacement. He listens to my symptoms, makes recommendations, but doesn’t try to push me. Helps me with treatments until I can get the time made for the surgery. Very kind and compassionate. I’d recommend him to anyone needing a great shoulder doc!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pete Benetatos – May 27, 2021
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Willis

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Willis treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Willis treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 329-6600.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Willis is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Willis
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Adhesive Capsulitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
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Dr. Willis' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • 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 Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Willis strives to offer his patients every possible means to become pain free, first with non-operative strategies, with consideration given to surgery...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Florida Orthopaedic Institute Dept Of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2009
University Of Tennessee Department Of Orthopaedics
Residency Hospital
2005
University Of Tennessee Department Of Orthopaedics
Internship Hospital
1999
Rhodes College
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Willis, MD?

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Is Dr. Matthew Willis, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Matthew Willis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Willis frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Willis specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Willis, MD's office located?

Dr. Willis' office is located at 8 City Blvd Ste 300 Fl 3, Nashville, TN 37209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Willis is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

3 Awards Received