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 specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

Susan Briley, M.D.

2021 Church St Ste 506

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Dr. Briley's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

30  Conditions Treated

23  Procedures

  • 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
29 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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