Dr. Michael Kropilak, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Kropilak
Accepting new patients

Premier Surgical Associates Parkwest

1819 Clinch Ave Ste 200 Knoxville, TN 37916

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(865) 524-3695

Dr. Michael Kropilak, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kropilak to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kropilak's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kropilak treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kropilak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kropilak treats Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kropilak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kropilak performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kropilak performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kropilak's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Kropilak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kropilak

4.3

Based on 11 ratings

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I went to see Dr. Kropilak for an Umbilical Hernia; He entered the room, looked at the Hernia and proceeded to tell me how the surgery would go but said it wasn't time to do it. Left the room without listening to me or my opinion. He wanted to let it get worse before he would repair! I went elsewhere to had the surgery. I do not recommend Doctor Kropilak. to put a surgery off until its a greater issue is counter productive to recovery. A doctor should take the time to hear a patients concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Johnson university – Apr 16, 2021
Put off my gallbladder surgery for several weeks and when he removed it today he said he was surprised itnhadnt already burst. He didnt write a prescription for neaseua meds even though he acknowledged that they would be needed. I truly hope he receives the same level of care he gave me if he ever needs surgery because that would be a great punishment.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Discrimination against the poor is shameful – May 29, 2020
Dr. Kropilak explained exactly what surgery would involve, explained post surgery recovery period, did exactly what he said he would do and never had any post surgery issues.
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
4 people found this helpful
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knoxville, tn – Mar 14, 2017
Dr. Kropilak is an excellent surgeon. His explanations of my procedure were thorough and he took the time to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Knoxville, TN – Feb 17, 2017

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Kropilak, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1983
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1982
Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Kropilak, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kropilak frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Thyroid Lobectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kropilak treats.

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Dr. Kropilak's office is located at 1819 Clinch Ave Ste 200, Knoxville, TN 37916. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Premier Surgical Associates Parkwest

Fort Sanders Regional1819 Clinch Ave Ste 200 Knoxville, TN 37916
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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received