Dr. Susan Briley, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 63

  

Dr. Susan Briley, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in colorectal surgery.


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3.8

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What a GREAT Doctor! She is honest and compassionate. I was diagnosed with colon cancer that I had several problems with following the initial surgery. Dr. Briley saved my life. Her work ethic, skill, and compassion, coupled by the work ethic, skill, and compassion of the staff that she has working with her is remarkable. I strenuously recommend this wonderful Doctor.
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I thought that she was great. She educated me on my situation, presented me with options, and spent the time with me as needed. Good experience. As a new patient I arrived 20 mins early to fill out paperwork; they got me back exactly at time of appointment; she was present within 10 mins.
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Terrible experience. Colon surgery was botched. Nicked artery. Ended up with colostomy and more colon removed than originally planned. Bad bedside manner. Could only say this had never happened before.
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Dr. Briley is a fantastic surgeon. She saved my life when i had stage 4 colorectal cancer at 33yrs old (10 years ago). She told me she would do everything she could to prevent a colostomy and she did. She listened to me and addressed all my concerns. I personally love the fact that she doesnt beat around the bush and sugar coat things..but my feelings dont get hurt easily and I'd rather know exactly what im looking at with no confusion at the end of the conversation..time is of the essence
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Today I saw Dr. Briley for the first time. She was a great doctor and I really enjoyed my appointment, however, the other doctor who she shares an office with, her receptionist was incredibly rude. The situation was so uncomfortable and unprofessional that I will not be returning to this doctor's office at all. It's unfortunate Dr. Briley has lost a patient, due to a staff member's behavior.
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Words cannot express the gratitude that we have for Dr. Susan Briley since Maurice oncologist Dr. Ma recommended her to him. During all visits, the surgery, and recovery, she has treated him in the kindest and most professional manner possible. Not only was the patient given consideration, but also the family and caregiver was considered and all questions were answered with no hesitation and completely. Thanks, Dr. Briley, for being a part of our medical team. We will always love you.
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Very professional, very polite and explains everything so that it was understandable got me in quickly to see doctor when I was having problems
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I seen Dr. Briley for colon issues that my regular Gastro did not help me with and she wouldn't treat me for my problem due to me seeing someone else. She also ordered an ultrasound of my liver. My diagnosis was reported as fatty liver that I had several spots. Never explain what to do other than follow up with my PCP. I followed up w/PCP he explain my issue was not that serious and followed me for a little over a year. She is not interested in explaining treatment to better a persons health.
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She has terrible bed side manner and is not thorough. She is most interested in getting paid and not the well being of her patients. She will schedule you with no problem but is hesitant to or does not at all treat presenting symptoms of the patient
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A totally positive experience from my initial appointment to my surgery. She is very compassionate and thorough. An excellent doctor and surgeon. She spent a lot of time with me and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Briley accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Briley's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Briley treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Briley treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Briley treats Anal Disorders more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Briley treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Briley treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Briley treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Dr. Briley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a board certified colon and rectal surgeon, I provide expert and compassionate care to patients eith diseases of the colon and rectum.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Cook County Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Cook Co Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of Illinois
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois
Internship Hospital
1984
West Virginia University
Medical School
1978
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)