Dr. William Harb, MD

Dr. William Harb, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Harb, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

Cumberland Surgical Associates

2011 Church St Ste 703

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Harb performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Prolapse
very high
more than 94% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Harb'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. Harb "Colorectal surgery is a narrow field. Thus, I am able to concentrate on a limited number of diseases/conditions. This allows me to stay abreast of what is new in my field. I care for problems that may be minor, but certainly don't seem minor to my patients! And I also care for patients with complex cancers, such as colon and rectal cancer. I enjoy talking to people and getting to know my patients. This allows me to match the right treatment to the right patient. While the majority of my practice time is spent in downtown Nashville, I also see patients in Cool Springs, as well as in Parsons at Decatur County General Hospital."

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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.


  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • West Penn/Allegheny General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Harb's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Harb to family and friends
48 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Harb'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
Dr. Harb Says:

A positive patient experience is extremely important to me. I realize and understand that no one wants to visit a colorectal surgeon. Patient education is a key part of our new patient visit. I believe it is my responsibility to assist each patient in fully understanding their diagnosis and treatment plan--which is why I am dedicated to taking the additional time.


Patient Comments (24)

What can I say about Dr. Harb and his staff at the Colorectal Center; saying that they were “top notch” doesn’t even begin to do them justice. After an overzealous surgery caused me some extremely debilitating issues, I was referred to Dr. Harb for diagnosis and treatment. From my 1st visit I knew...more
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I would not have enough space on this thread to describe how big of a blessing it has been to be in the care of Dr. Harb. He is so kind, caring, and knowledgeable. It’s so easy to see that he genuinely cares about his patients. I had tons of anxiety going into my first ever surgery, but Dr. Harb...more
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One of the single best doctors I have ever seen in my life. Cannot say enough good about Dr. Bill Harb
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Have seen Dr. Harb for both a colonoscopy and hemoriodectomy. Cheerful, knowledgeable and skilled. Tried banding several years ago for hemmoriods, but my condition was too advanced for that approach. Put off surgery for years, but relented this summer. Got all the information I needed in advance...more
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I chose Dr. Harb because of the reviews and ratings of this website. I am so happy I researched and found him. He is a kind, compassionate, and very skilled surgeon. The office staff and the nurses are also wonderful.
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