William H. Polk, MD

General Surgery & Surgical Oncology

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Dr. William Polk

Board Certified General Surgeon
Surgical Oncologist


Downtown Clinic

410 42nd Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37209
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm

Paducah Clinic

225 Medical Centre Drive | Suite 308
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Paducah, KY 42003
1st & 3rd Friday of the Month


Bowling Green Clinic

1325 Andrea St. | Suite 207
Bowling Green, KY 42104
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
2nd & 4th Thurs. of the Month


Diagnosis & Procedures

Abdominal Mass
Adrenal Mass
Adrenal Surgery
Ampulla Mass
Anal Cancer
Anal Mass
Benign Conditions in the Hepatobiliary System
Bile Duct Tumors
Biliary Dyskinesia
Biliary Strictures
Colon Cancer
Colon Polyp/Mass
Colon Surgery
Colostomy Reversal
Crohn’s Disease
Duodenal Ulcer/Mass/Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Mass
Esophageal Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Gallstones/Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastric Surgery

Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
GI Ulcer
GIST Tumors
Groin Mass
Hepatic Malignancy
Hepatobiliary Carcinomas
Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer
Hernia Umbilical
Liver Cancer
Liver Resection
Liver Surgery
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Melanoma & Soft Tissue Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pulmonary & Mediastinal Surgery
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Mass
Rectosigmoid Mass
Retroperitoneal Sarcomas
Small Bowel Obstruction
Stomach Cancer
Supraclavicular Mass/Neck Mass
Tissue Surgery


Sarah Cannon

Surgical Oncology/HPB Program
Medical Director
Surgical Oncology


Medical School:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Professional SOCIETIES:

American Board of Surgery

Ancillary Providers

Carly Williams, AGCNS-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Surgical Oncologist in Nashville

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Meet Dr. Polk

Surgical Oncology

Nashville, Paducah and Bowling Green

As a board certified general surgeon, Dr. William Polk specializes in surgical oncology at The Surgical Clinic in Nashville, TN. Dr. Polk did his fellowship at the largest cancer hospital in the world, Kettering Cancer Center. He’s able to bring that expertise with many years of experience since back to his hometown in Nashville.

Surgical Oncology Blog

Colon Cancer Surgery for Seniors

Colon Cancer Surgery for Seniors

As we age, one type of cancer that we become most at risk for developing is colon cancer. Statistics show that over 90 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 50, and about 60 percent occur in those over 70. Although most colon cancer cases are in adults...

Radiofrequency Ablation: The Surgery Free Thyroid Treatment

Radiofrequency Ablation: The Surgery Free Thyroid Treatment

If you or someone you love is battling thyroid cancer, you likely have many questions about treatment options. Some thyroid cancers can be cured, especially if they have not spread to distant parts of the body, but sometimes thyroid cancer can’t be cured, especially...

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Surgical Oncology

At The Surgical Clinic, our surgical oncologists work as a team to form a treatment plan that is best for each patient. Everything we do at our practice of surgical oncology in Davidson County is individualized to the patient and the disease. Our network of general surgeons who specialize in surgical oncology allows our expertise to broaden and treat each patient with the most tailored and advanced care possible.

First COVID-19 vaccine in Tennessee

Dr. Polk, surgical oncologist at The Surgical Clinic, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday afternoon at Clinical Research Associates, a Nashville business that for months has collected data as part of the @Pfizer clinical trial. Dr. Polk was also a volunteer in the these trials.

Polk’s vaccination came ahead of a highly anticipated vaccine rollout by the Tennessee state government and major hospitals, which are poised to receive their first doses Thursday and begin vaccinations shortly after that. About 56,000 doses are set to arrive at hospitals, and injections could begin within hours.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: click here.