William H. Polk, MD

General Surgery & Surgical Oncology

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Dr. William Polk

Board Certified General Surgeon
Surgical Oncology


Downtown Clinic

410 42nd Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37209
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm

Paducah Clinic

225 Medical Centre Drive | Suite 308
Paducah, KY 42003
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
1st & 3rd Friday of the Month


Bowling Green Clinic

1325 Andrea St. | Suite 207
Bowling Green, KY 42104
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
2nd & 4th Thurs. of the Month


Diagnosis & Procedures

Abdominal Mass
Adrenal Mass
Adrenal Surgery
Ampulla Mass
Anal Cancer
Anal Mass
Benign Conditions in the Hepatobiliary System
Bile Duct Tumors
Biliary Dyskinesia
Biliary Strictures
Colon Cancer
Colon Polyp/Mass
Colon Surgery
Colostomy Reversal
Crohn’s Disease
Duodenal Ulcer/Mass/Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Mass
Esophageal Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Gallstones/Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastric Surgery

Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
GI Ulcer
GIST Tumors
Groin Mass
Hepatic Malignancy
Hepatobiliary Carcinomas
Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer
Hernia Umbilical
Liver Cancer
Liver Resection
Liver Surgery
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Melanoma & Soft Tissue Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pulmonary & Mediastinal Surgery
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Mass
Rectosigmoid Mass
Retroperitoneal Sarcomas
Small Bowel Obstruction
Stomach Cancer
Supraclavicular Mass/Neck Mass
Tissue Surgery


Sarah Cannon

Surgical Oncology/HPB Program
Medical Director
Surgical Oncology


Medical School:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Professional SOCIETIES:

American Board of Surgery

Ancillary Providers

Carly Williams, AGCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Surgical Oncologist in Nashville

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Meet Dr. Polk

Surgical Oncology

Nashville, Paducah and Bowling Green

As a board certified general surgeon, Dr. William Polk specializes in surgical oncology at The Surgical Clinic in Nashville, TN. Dr. Polk did his fellowship at the largest cancer hospital in the world, Kettering Cancer Center. He’s able to bring that expertise with many years of experience since back to his hometown in Nashville.

Surgical Oncology Blog

Your Guide to Bile Duct Cancer

Your Guide to Bile Duct Cancer

Facing a diagnosis of bile duct cancer can be a bit of a challenge. One reason is that it’s a rare cancer that is not talked about very often. In fact, only about 0.2% of cancers worldwide are bile duct cancer, making it relatively uncommon. To comprehend this...

The Early Signs of Stomach Cancer

The Early Signs of Stomach Cancer

We've all experienced our fair share of stomach issues. From the occasional tummy ache and pesky bouts of bloating and gas to the discomfort of post-heavy meal indigestion, possibly even digestive conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD.) Our stomachs...

Finding Out a Loved One has Breast Cancer

Finding Out a Loved One has Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is an alarming reality that affects countless people around the world. In the United States, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, with an estimated 297,790 new cases expected in 2023 alone. It's worth...

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Surgical Oncology

At The Surgical Clinic, our surgical oncologists work as a team to form a treatment plan that is best for each patient. Everything we do at our practice of surgical oncology in Davidson County is individualized to the patient and the disease. Our network of general surgeons who specialize in surgical oncology allows our expertise to broaden and treat each patient with the most tailored and advanced care possible.

First COVID-19 vaccine in Tennessee

Dr. Polk, surgical oncologist at The Surgical Clinic, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday afternoon at Clinical Research Associates, a Nashville business that for months has collected data as part of the @Pfizer clinical trial. Dr. Polk was also a volunteer in the these trials.

Polk’s vaccination came ahead of a highly anticipated vaccine rollout by the Tennessee state government and major hospitals, which are poised to receive their first doses Thursday and begin vaccinations shortly after that. About 56,000 doses are set to arrive at hospitals, and injections could begin within hours.