Dr. Susan Briley, MD

Dr. Susan Briley, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Female  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Susan Briley, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

Susan Briley, M.D.

2021 Church St Ste 506

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Briley "As a board certified colon and rectal surgeon, I provide expert and compassionate care to patients eith diseases of the colon and rectum."


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fissures
  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Cook County Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Briley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Briley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Briley to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Briley's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Sparta, TN |
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
Nashville, TN |
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.
in Mcminnville, TN |
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.
in Clarksville TN |
Very professional, very polite and explains everything so that it was understandable got me in quickly to see doctor when I was having problems
in Nashville, TN |
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.
Madison, TN |
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
in Fayetteville Tennessee |
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.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
I had a costly ($5k) surgery with her in 2013. Early 2016, I began seeing symptoms of the problem I'd had surgery for. Terrible waiting times (waited almost 90 minutes to see her AFTER my apt time). She was in the room maybe 5 minutes. Referred me to physical therapy. Now I've met my deductible for this year as of April. Why was I not informed of the PT post-surgery? The problem is still present and wouldn't be FIXED unless I had another surgery. I will be looking around for other options.
in Gallatin, TN |
Very positive surgical outcome--Dr. Briley is a competent, skillful surgeon who repaired a failed outcome from a previous surgery! I definitely recommend Dr. Briley for anyone needing help in her specialty.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Briley accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Briley has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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