Dr. Willie Melvin

Willie V. Melvin, III, MD, FACS Robotic Surgeon Board Certified General Surgery

Willie V. Melvin, III, MD, FACS

Robotic Surgeon
Board Certified General Surgery


Robotic Surgery
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic (RAL) Surgery
RAL Stomach Surgery
RAL Cholecystectomy (single site)
RAL Weight Loss Surgery
RAL Colon Surgery
RAL Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Stomach Surgery 
Laparoscopic Stomach Surgery
Pancreas Surgery
Laparoscopic Spleenectomy
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Liver Biopsy
General Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia Repair
Anti Reflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Anti Reflux Surgery
Cancer Surgery
Breast Biopsy
Lymph Node Biopsy
Small Bowel Surgery
Colostomy/Ileostomy Reversal
Laparoscopic Colostomy
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Sebaceous Cyst
Excision of Skin Cancer/Moles
Port-a-Cath Insertion/Removal
Endoscopic Surgery
Endoscopic Placed Gastric Tube
Endoscopic Placed Jejunal Tube
Repair of Recurrent Hernias
Placement of Gastric Electric Stimulator
Laparoscopic Surgery
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Weight loss Surgery
Laparoscopic Parastomal Hernia Repair


TSC Rutherford

515 StoneCrest Pkwy., Suite 230

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-223-9935

F: 615-891-5046

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

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StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Blvd.

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-768-2000

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

1700 Medical Center Pkwy.

Murfreesboro, TN

P: 615-396-4100

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Meet Dr. Melvin

The da Vinci Surgical System™ is an option with Dr. Willie Melvin

In the hands of Dr. Willie Melvin, the minimally invasive precise movements of tiny instruments of the da Vinci Robot may be the way your surgery is performed. Rather than the surgeon’s hands in your body, their hand movements are guiding robotic tools. Using a tiny camera with a light that sends precise videos to a monitor in the operating room theater, Dr. Melvin is able to guide the entirety of the surgical procedure from hand held instruments at a control panel.
This Robotic surgical technique means small incisions, the ability for Dr. Melvin to zoom in and magnify the area of concern all with great precision.
This targeted surgical approach generally allows patients to recover faster with less pain and less need for pain medications.

Click for more about Dr. Melvin and the da Vinci Surgical System.


  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Society of Robotic Surgeons
Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic Surgeons
Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons
American Society of Veteran Administration Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Stones River Regional IPA

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