Dr. William Polk, MD

Dr. William Polk, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(34)
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Dr. William Polk, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

356 24th Ave N Ste 400

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

(615) 329-7887

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pancreatic Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Stomach Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Polk "The Physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic, PLLC, have been and continue to be committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our healthcare and business operations.  We demand of ourselves full compliance with all federal, state and local laws. We are committed to preventing, detecting, and disciplining any unethical behavior.  We thrive and prosper on our quality medical treatment and outstanding reputation for professional conduct.  We create systems and controls to keep ourselves informed, and perform according to these standards.  The physicians and Staff of The Surgical Clinic partner together in protecting the rights of all those we care."
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Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis

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.

Education

  • University of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Vanderbilt University Sch of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Vanderbilt University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Vanderbilt Univ Med Cntr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Polk has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Polk does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Polk and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Polk's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polk to family and friends
4.2
based on 34 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Polk's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

in Franklin, TN |
If you want a great surgeon, I highly recommend Bill Polk. There might be other Doctors who have a little better bedside manner, but if you want cancer cut out of your body - this is the guy. My 45 minute colon resection turned into a 4+ hour surgery because the tumor was more aggressive than...more
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in Murphy, NC |
Hi everybody ! My name is Tim .. session guitarist in Nashville Tn .. and .. I was diagnoshed with stage 3 b colon rectal cancer .. Dr Polk was recommended by another oncologist and that was my luckiest day EVER .. Dr Polk has performed 2 surgeries .. all painless and precise .. his staff is...more
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in Nashville, TN |
Blessed to have had him do my surgery; wonderful bedside manner, well skilled, great staff. One in a million.
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Lebanon, TN |
Very disappointing!! Very short in explaining procedures, not very respectful, would never, never recommend.
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in Nashville, TN |
He is a very friendly, thorough, skilled, personal physician with a great sense of humor. He is very straight forward in his medical evaluation. He points out the negative possibilities and is not optimistic before he has absolute and complete information to his satisfaction. Don't let this put...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Polk accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Choice PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Polk has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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