Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Nashville, TN and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Willis has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Nashville8 City Blvd Ste 300 Fl 3 Nashville, TN 37209
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center Nashville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

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Dr. Willis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Willis

4.9

Based on 221 ratings

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He’s the best.
I love the fact that his immediate solution isn’t surgery. He is very knowledgeable and efficient. And he’s super super nice.
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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Jan 19, 2023
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Rotator cuff repair
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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Jan 08, 2023
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Left shoulder cyst.
Dr Willis was very thorough in explaining procedure in removing shoulder cyst. I trust his knowledge and skills. All I need is to be scheduled as soon as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 15, 2022
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Excellent surgeon.
Had an extensive shoulder repair. I’ve had each shoulder repaired by Dr. Willis. Outstanding results, clear explanations, good follow up. Could not ask for more. Would highly recommend for any shoulder problem.
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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Nov 14, 2022
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Dr.Willis is the best Doctor I have ever met !!!
Dr.Willis is most knowledgeable, professional, easy to talk and understandable !!! He’s just simply awesome !!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Nikolai Plavski – Oct 30, 2022
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He’s the best!
Dr Willis has done 2 shoulder reverse replacements on me. One was after another doctor here in Clarksville messed my shoulder up so bad wasn’t sure if it could be fixed. Dr Willis and his staff are all very professional and unlike some doctors he doesn’t overbook his appointments. They are all vey caring and concerned with your wellbeing.
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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FLDW – Oct 19, 2022
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100%
Only problem stayed in room almost 1 hour before seeing doc, but do understand he listens and talks to his patients, which may b reason .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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James Hodskins – Oct 06, 2022
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Great Doctor!!!!
Dr Willis spent the with me to truly understand my shoulder pain, he explained a great course of action. He just had a great bedside manner listened with empathy was very passionate to help me. I highly recommend if anyone has any shoulder issues which is what I am going to see him for schedule an appointment with Dr. Willis.
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
  • Long wait times
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Oct 03, 2022
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Dr. Willis reviewed all options. He did not push surgery until it is truly necessary. He made me so comfortable and at ease. 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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Oct 02, 2022
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Rotator Cuff and Bicep Surgery
I chose this office to begin with because of the great reviews. I see why Dr. Willis has such wonderful reviews. At this office, everyone takes their time with you and explains everything. Dr. Willis and his assistant take their time to make sure you understand what is going on and your treatment plan. They made me feel very comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. I'm very happy with my surgery and recovery. I highly recommend this office and Dr. Mathew Willis!
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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Sherry C. – Sep 16, 2022
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Best in Tennessee
I drive from Clarksville to Nashville to see Dr. Willis so I don’t want to sit there all day. I never have to waitI never have to wait long. Maybe 5 to 15 mins. He could have said surgery to fix the problem. He’s never in a rush though. Let’s wait till it gets to where I can’t stand it anymore. It’s all my decision. So I’ll give him a call when I’m ready. I’ve seen other doctors that just want to rush into the surgery room. If you’re looking for a great doctor, Dr. Willis at TOA is who you want.
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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FW – Sep 10, 2022
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He is a knowledgeable physician.
Dr. Willis is professional, expedient while also addressing your needs. He gives injections to me as needed with very good results.
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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Sep 02, 2022
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Excellent physician
Very polite and informative. Explained 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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DrB – Jul 04, 2022
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Shoulder
Excellent professional care from First office visit to medical release Dr Willis and staff provide an atmosphere that encourages good informative communications
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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Shoulder surgery – Jul 02, 2022
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Amazing Doctor
I have had 2 shoulder surgeries with Dr Willis and the care he provided both time was exceptional. I wish he was able to fix my knee lol. This is the only Doctor that listens to the Patient and explains with pictures in hand to ensure your understanding. Truly blessed with the best Doctor.
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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Robin Baker – Jun 24, 2022
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Very effective and efficient and personable. You can tell Dr. Willis has a genuine concern for his patients.
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RThompson – Jun 16, 2022
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Excellent Doctor
Dr. Willis is very polite, he’s very proficient in what he’s doing! His support staff was very helpful. St. Thomas surgery center was amazing, provided great care.
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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Phillip – Jun 11, 2022
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RN, RHIA
I come for cortisone shots post 5 orthopedic surgeries.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Wanda – May 26, 2022
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Great Experience
Having surgery was not something I looked forward too, but the team at TOA did a fantastic job with all aspects of the experience. Dr. Willis did a great job and it wasn't as painful as I expected. If the need arises again, I would definitely seek treatment with these folks!
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 Stewart – May 25, 2022
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Great guy,even better doc !
All good, did wait awhile to see doc
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
  • Long wait times
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May 12, 2022
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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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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
  • 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
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • 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
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • 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 Injuries
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • 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
2004
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Willis, MD?

New patients may call (615) 703-2092 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Matthew Willis, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Matthew Willis, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Matthew Willis, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Willis's profile.

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

Dr. Willis specializes in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Matthew Willis, MD treat?

Dr. Willis frequently treats the following conditions: Adhesive Capsulitis, Rotator Cuff Tear, and Joint Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Matthew Willis, MD's office address?

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

Is Dr. Matthew Willis, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Matthew Willis, MD is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown.

Is Dr. Matthew Willis, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Matthew Willis, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Matthew Willis, MD have?

Dr. Willis has over 18 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Matthew Willis, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.9/5 for Dr. Matthew Willis, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

1 Award Received