Todd H. Wilkens, MD

Vascular Surgery

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Dr. Todd Wilkens

Vascular Surgeon

CLINIC LOCATIONS

TSC RUTHERFORD CLINIC

515 StoneCrest Parkway | Suite 230
Smyrna, TN 37167
TEL  615.233.9935   FAX  615.891.5049
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

Mt. Juliet Clinic

660 South Mt. Juliet Rd| Suite 211
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
TEL  615.874.9667   FAX  615.891.5048
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167
TEL: 615-768-2000
Contact Hospital

Summit Medical Center

5655 Frist Blvd.
Hermitage, TN 37076
TEL: 615-874-9667
Contact Hospital

Vascular Procedures

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aneurysm – Extremity
Aneurysm – False
Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
Arterial Insufficiency
Atherosclerosis
Carotid Bruit
Carotid Stenosis
Claudication
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
End Stage Renal Disease
Gangrene
IVC Filter Consult
Lower Extremity Ulcers

 

Mesenteric Ischemia
Non-Healing Wound
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Renal Artery Stenosis
Renal Insufficiency
Splenic Artery Aneurysm
Subclavian Steal Syndrome
Temporal Arteritis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Varicose Veins
Venous Insufficiency
Venous Stasis
Wound Care
Wound Healing

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Medical School:

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA

Residency:

Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Fellowship:

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA

Professional SOCIETIES:

Stones River Regional IPA

MEET DR. WILKENS

Dr. Todd H Wilkens is a native of East Tennessee and has trained as a vascular surgeon in several different states. He went to college in Tennessee and then trained at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. During his Army service, he completed more training at the Brook Army Medical Center in Texas. He later returned to Loma Linda, CA for more medical training.

Once he completed his education in California, Dr. Wilkens moved back home. He then served as a general and vascular surgeon for 15 years in East Tennessee before joining The Surgical Clinic.

His Focus: Vascular Surgery

He likes to focus on treating a broad spectrum of vascular surgery. He provides minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis or DVT. If you need help assessing the signs and symptoms of DVT, he would be happy to talk to you.

Carotid artery disease is another one of his specialities. He also provides treatment for peripheral vascular disease. 

If you are unfamiliar with this disease, it entails blockages in the arms, legs, and neck that severely restrict blood flow. It also has to do with narrowing of the veins, or stenosis, of these veins. Symptoms of peripheral vascular disease include pain or weakness in the affected area. It is also commonly referred to as poor circulation.

If poor circulation continues, it can lead to venous ulcer wounds on the legs. Dr. Wilkens offers care and treatment for these types of wounds.

In addition to vascular disease and vascular health, Dr. Wilkens provides services for patients who have problems with dialysis. Aortic disease and aneurysms are also part of his treatment expertise. 

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Wilkins says that when he sees a patient, he sees them as a member of his own family. He believes that patients should feel like they’re getting the attention they need and the answers they want. He also believes that patients deserve more care than just telling the what or how of their surgical treatment.

The patient’s comfort is why Dr. Wilkins explains the procedures carefully every time. He wants patients to understand the exact nature of the procedure so they can be at ease.

Dr. Wilkens hopes that the people he treats know they’re getting the right procedure. He believes in the value of his patient’s time, and ensures they receive the best possible treatment.

The conditions he treats are often recurring or long-term. Because of this, Dr. Wilkens strives to build relationships with his patients in order to make their health care more enjoyable.

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Joining The Surgical Clinic

He joined The Surgical Clinic in Smyrna, Tennessee by invitation a few years ago, and thoroughly enjoys his work. 

When he’s not meeting with patients, Dr. Wilkens enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Together, their family enjoys going outdoors and experiencing all the opportunities Nashville has to offer.

If you are a provider and would like to join The Surgical Clinic, visit our Jobs page for more information.

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