Dr. Todd Wilkens

Dr Todd H Wilkens, MD Vascular Surgery. Dr Wilkens works at The Surgical Clinic in Smyrna Tennessee as a vascular surgeon. He treats conditions like deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, and venous ulcers.

Todd H. Wilkens, MD

Vascular Surgery

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

OFFICE LOCATION

TSC Rutherford

515 StoneCrest Pkwy., Suite 230

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-223-9935

F: 615-891-5049

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

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Summit Clinic

3901 Central Pike, Suite 555

Hermitage, TN 37076

P: 615-874-9667    

F: 615-871-9682

Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

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HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Blvd.

Smyrna, TN 37167

P: 615-768-2000

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Summit Medical Center

5655 Frist Blvd.

Hermitage, TN 37076

P: 615-874-9667

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
  • Residency: Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Stones River Regional IPA

Meet Dr. Wilkens

DR. TODD H. WILKENS BIO

Doctor 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.

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.