Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 71

General Surgery

Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD

Presidio Surgical Group

2055 W Hospital Dr Tucson, AZ 85704 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(520) 219-9125

Telehealth available

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Dr. Carnahan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnahan performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Carnahan performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnahan performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Carnahan performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnahan performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Carnahan performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Carnahan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(520) 219-9125

Dr. Carnahan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Choice Care PPO
United Healthcare

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr Carnahan. I have used him for 3 hernia repairs 3 years ago and just last week he repaired my colon. This man basically saved my life and I am eternally grateful for that. Truly a highly-skilled surgeon. Doctor Carnahan is tops in my book. Who's the man? Dr Carnahan!
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May 22, 2019
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My primary physician referred me to Dr. Carnahan after I was diagnosed with a double inguinal hernia. The office staff was friendly and walked me through all the insurance and hospital information. Doctor Carnahan is a soft spoken, efficient surgeon and didn't gloss over the procedure or what I might expect post surgery. We scheduled the procedure exactly one week after the initial office visit. Two weeks after surgery I feel great and would highly recommend him for any general surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley...Read more


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


U Ariz
Residency Hospital
U Ariz
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Carnahan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carnahan frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carnahan treats.

Where is Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD's office located?

Dr. Carnahan's office is located at 2055 W Hospital Dr, Tucson, AZ 85704. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Willard Carnahan, MD speak?

Dr. Carnahan speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Presidio Surgical Group

Presidio Surgical Group2055 W Hospital Dr Tucson, AZ 85704

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Carnahan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwest Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Oro Valley Hospital

Oro Valley, AZ

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average