Dr. Ward Houck, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Ward Houck, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Murfreesboro, TN and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Houck has extensive experience in Thoracic Surgical Procedures. He graduated from South Carolina U, College of Medicine in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ward Houck, MD

Ascension Medical Group Saint Thomas Rutherford Surgery

1800 Medical Center Pkwy Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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He was fabulous and did a great job on my surgery
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Recommendation, he a brilliant doctor and Would m!
Very courteous and helpful office staff, prompt getting us into see Dr Houck. Clean and orderly waiting area.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mary Anitta Morton – Aug 02, 2022
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Great Surgeon …. ??
I really appreciated how Dr. Houck was very through and explained Every little detail.. He took time and didn’t rush.. He Showed how every part of the surgery was going to be done before and after the surgery… So thankful for his Professionalism.
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
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Connie – Jun 28, 2022
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Dr Houck is a GREAT SURGEON...VERY Knowledgeable, Professional, Takes Time to Explain What is Going On with Patient..
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
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Wanda Brewer – Apr 16, 2022
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Everyone was very nice and helpful. Dr. Houck explained everything to me and in a way that I was understood. He really had my best interests at hand.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Melissa k Johnson – Mar 08, 2022
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He is thorough, practical and presents you with options for treatment. He is upfront about success rate and tells it like it is.
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
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Nancy Jackson – Jan 21, 2022
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I am frankly amazed and so appreciative of Dr. Houck...and the time and effort he spends to thoroughly explain everything.
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
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Kevin – Nov 13, 2021
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Dr Houck is very thorough- a quality I found to be very admirable. Explanations with details were highly appreciated. He did not rush through my consultation and I left his office with a vast amount of information pertaining to my medical situation. I was extremely pleased with this medical specialist. :)
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
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Donna M – Oct 13, 2021
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Awesome Surgeon! Dr. Houck takes the time to really explain everything that's going on. He performed hernia surgery on me and actually came to the hospital to treat me the next day instead of having one of the hospitalist do it. He goes over things very well and doesn't rush. The office staff are very nice and professional. You won't find a more dedicated surgeon than Dr. Houck.
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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Fredia Coldwell – Oct 08, 2021
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Dr Houck spent all the time I needed to go over my CT and explain why he thought I needed surgery. I have had several surgeries before and have never had a physician who explained in detail, answered my endless questions, and made me feel valued and in safe hands. He is unlike any surgeon I have ever known.
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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Tami Wilson – Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. Houck and his staff are friendly and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain facts and information to me about, not only my health issues, but also went over several different treatment options. He is personable, and truly made me feel more comfortable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sherry Mcfarlin – Aug 17, 2021
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One of the smartest physicians I have ever met. I love his confidence!
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
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LG in TN – Oct 26, 2018
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I am still under Dr.Houck's care and just knowing he is my Doctor instills in me the knowledge that I have the BEST
What went well
  • 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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Edward Lenfant in CHRISTIANA, TN – Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Houck has been a God send to my family. I could not ask for a kinder, caring physician!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Lisa Crawford in Murfreesboro – Apr 17, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Houck is originally from Florence, South Carolina.  Growing up the son of a surgeon, he was exposed to hospitals and the practice of medicine...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2000
Cedars Sinai medical center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
1995
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr
Internship Hospital
1994
South Carolina U, College of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Houck frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Houck specializes.

Where is Dr. Ward Houck, MD's office located?

Dr. Houck's office is located at 1800 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Houck

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Houck treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Houck treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 867-1940.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Houck is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracentesis
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
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Dr. Houck's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Ascension Medical Group Saint Thomas Rutherford Surgery

Ascension Medical Group Saint Thomas Rutherford Surgery1800 Medical Center Pkwy Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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