Dr. Clinton Marlar

Clinton A. Marlar, MD

Board Certified General Surgery


Achalasia Surgery
Adrenal Surgery
Colon Cancer Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Cyst Excision
Diverticulitis Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastrostomy Tube Insertion
Incisional Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Lipoma Excision
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Pancreas Surgery
Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple)
Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery
Rectal Cancer Surgery
Recurrent Hernia Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Robotic Hernia Repair
Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Small Bowel Resection
Spleen Surgery
Stomach Surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair


Saint Thomas West Clinic

4230 Harding Pike, Suite 525

Nashville, TN 37205

P: 615-385-1547     F: 615-297-9161

Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Saint Thomas Surgicare

4230 Harding Rd., Suite 300

Nashville, TN 37202

P: 615-783-1260

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Saint Thomas West Hospital

4220 Harding Rd.

Nashville, TN 37202

P: 615-222-2111

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Meet Dr. Marlar


  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Internship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN


American Board of Surgery
Nashville Surgical Society

patient reviews

“Dr. Marlar and his staff were excellent. I was filled w/trepidation over my pending colon resection surgery. GI Dr highly recommended Dr. Marlar as did as did family members who had actually worked under Dr. Marlar in surgery. Dr. Marlar was confident, reassuring and informative as to what I could expect. My recovery progressed exactly as he said it would. His office staff was extremely helpful during calls and visits.” – Melissa G.

What is general surgery?

“General surgery is a bit unique as opposed to other areas of medicine in that we generally treat acute medicine problems that are reversible. I like to think of general surgery as a doctor who is capable and prepared to take care of any surgical emergency of the abdomen that a patient presents with.” – Dr. Marlar

What is acute diverticulitis?

The Surgeons of the The Surgical Clinic want everyone to know the signs and symptoms of a flair up in your colon that is actually an acute diverticulitis. Colonic diverticula are small herniations through points of weakness in the muscular wall of the colon, most commonly affecting the sigmoid colon. Acute diverticulitis is inflammation and infection resulting from perforation of colonic diverticula. The most common symptoms of diverticulitis are left lower quadrant abdominal pain, fevers, chills, urinary urgency and altered bowel habits. CT scan is the preferred diagnostic test for acute diverticulitis because it provides information on the severity of disease and identifies complications.

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