Todd H. Wilkens, MD
Dr. Todd Wilkens
TSC RUTHERFORD CLINIC
515 StoneCrest Parkway | Suite 230
Smyrna, TN 37167
TEL 615.223.9935 FAX 615.891.5049
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aneurysm – Extremity
Aneurysm – False
Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
End Stage Renal Disease
IVC Filter Consult
Lower Extremity Ulcers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
Renal Artery Stenosis
Splenic Artery Aneurysm
Subclavian Steal Syndrome
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
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.
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.
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.
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