Brent A. Fruin, MD

General Surgery

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Dr. A. Brent Fruin

Board Certified General Surgeon

CLINIC LOCATIONS

SUMMIT CLINIC

3901 Central Pike | Suite 555
Hermitage, TN 37076
TEL  615.874.9667   FAX  615.871.9682
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

Mt. Juliet CLINIC

660 South Mt. Juliet Road | Suite 211
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
TEL  615.874.9667   FAX  615.288.2538
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

St. Thomas Midtown Hospital

Baptist Plaza Surgicare

St. Thomas West Hospital

St. Thomas Surgicare

Summit Medical Center

Summit Surgery Center

GENERAL PROCEDURES

Anal Surgery
Appendectomy
Colon Resection
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Cyst Aspiration
Exploratory Laparotomy
Gall Bladder Surgery
Gastrectomy
General Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Intestinal Surgery
Pancreatectomy
Parathyroidectomy
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Rectal Surgery
Small Bowel Resection
Spleen Surgery
Splenectomy
Sports Hernia Surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair

 

LAPAROSCOPY PROCEDURES

Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Surgery

CANCER PROCEDURES

Axillary Sentinel Node Biopsy
Axillary Sentinel Node Dissection
Breast Biopsy
Lipoma Excision
Lumpectomy
Lymph Node Biopsy/Dissection
Mastectomy
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Skin Cancer Excision
Skin Mole Excision

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Medical School:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Residency:

Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Fellowship:

Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

Professional Memberships:

Alpha Omega Alpha Society

Surgeon’s Blog

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How to Recognize the Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack

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Gallbladder Disease: Types, Risks, and Treatments

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