Clinton A. Marlar, MD

General Surgery

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Dr. Clinton Marlar

Board Certified General Surgeon

CLINIC LOCATIONS

ST. THOMAS WEST CLINIC

4230 Harding Pike | Suite 705
Nashville, TN 37205
TEL  615.385.1547   FAX  615.297.9161
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

GENERAL PROCEDURES

Achalasia Surgery
Adrenal Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Cyst Excision
Diverticulitis Surgery
Gastrectomy
Gastrostomy Tube Insertion
Hemorrhoid Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy
Lipoma Excision
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Pancreas Surgery
Peptic Ulcer Disease Surgery
Rectal Cancer Surgery
Small Bowel Resection
Spleen Surgery
Stomach Surgery
Tracheostomy

LAPAROSCOPIC PROCEDURES

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

ROBOTIC PROCEDURES

Robotic Surgery
Robotic Hernia Repair
Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery

SPECIALTY SURGERY

Incisional Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Recurrent Hernia Surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Medical School:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Internship:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Fellowship:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Professional SOCIETIES:

American Board of Surgery
Nashville Surgical Society

RESOURCES

Meet Dr. Clinton Marlar

“Dr. Marlar and his staff were excellent. I was filled w/trepidation over my pending colon resection surgery. I 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. Clinton 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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