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Dr. William Cockerham, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Cockerham

University Surgical Associates

1751 Gunbarrel Rd Ste G11 Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Dr. William Cockerham, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN. He specializes in general surgery.


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(423) 267-0466

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Cockerham's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ventral Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cockerham treats Ventral Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cockerham treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cockerham performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cockerham performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cockerham treats Umbilical Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cockerham treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cockerham's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Cockerham, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in laparoscopic, breast, colon and hernia surgery

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Tennessee
Residency Hospital
University Of Tennessee
Internship Hospital

Awards

Dr. Cockerham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cockerham

4.2

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Cockerham treated me with very much respect. He showed that he cares about his patience. He did an excellent job with explaining my options and he did a wonderful job when he did my double mastectomy. I highly recommend him. And his staff were wonderful.
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Dr. Cockerham is an exceptional physician who has been a pillar for our family during my wife's breast cancer treatment - from biopsy, to port, to mastectomies. I would whole heartedly recommend him for his knowledge, skill, bedside manner, and general sense of centered-wellbeing. Great doctor.
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0 STARS Please do NOT entrust this doctor with a loved one or yourself!!! Respect, dignity, comfort, and timely care are not given to the patient in the hospital nor is respect and consultation given to the patient's advocate!! My Mother may still be alive if there had been another surgeon making decisions!
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Wonderful surgeon. He has compassion for his patients. I was very pleased with the care and concern he gave to me during breast cancer treatment. He answered my questions and listened to my concerns. He was great at easing my fears and his staff was wonderful. His nurse, Monica is wonderful! I highly recommend.
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Dr. Cockerham and his staff are wonderful! He is compassionate, experienced in his field, and easy to discuss your healthcare with. I recommend Dr. Cockerham above any general surgeon in Chattanooga! Great bedside manner, listen to his patients.
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Dr Cockerham took complete charge after my breast cancer diagnosis. He quickly ordered a biopsy, followed by a consultation with both my husband and I. During my Follow-Up visit, he explained the next procedure, which was meeting with two oncologists.
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He was unhelpful and when I wrote a private and personal letter of request to him, he showed it to his nurses and office, in which case I received a call from his nurse saying, "We got your letter. . . " I found it offensive, and coupled with the fact that he was unhelpful, I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. They apparently do not protect privacy. It took me an hour to see him, and they don't mind making you wait.
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Definitely would recommend Dr. Cockerham to anyone!! He is such a compassionate physician who genuinely cares about his patients. I also love his nurse Monica, she has a wonderful spirit!! They have made the experience of going through breast cancer so much easier because I know that they are knowledgeable and truly care about my well being. Excellent physician!!
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