Dr. William Polk, MD

Dr. William Polk, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. William Polk, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Sch of Med in 1985 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology, surgical oncology, and more.

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

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

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

Dr. Polk'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. 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."

3  Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

78  Conditions Treated

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15  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

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Dr. Polk's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polk to family and friends
35 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 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 (10)

Dr. Polk is top notch. After another dr cut 2 of my bile ducts he went in and reconstructed everything and made me as close to normal as I can be! As I was a difficult case he was very thorough and definitely knew what he was doing! Highly recommend!
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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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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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Blessed to have had him do my surgery; wonderful bedside manner, well skilled, great staff. One in a million.
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Very disappointing!! Very short in explaining procedures, not very respectful, would never, never recommend.
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