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Matthew D. Spann MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of General Surgery, and Medical Director, Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center

About Matthew D. Spann

Areas of Expertise

  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • GI Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
  • Surgical Weight Loss Surgery


Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22200
Nashville, TN 37204


  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008
  • Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2013
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2014

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2013

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Spann always takes the time to listen to your concerns and will explain what is going on in a way you understand. He is always very thorough and makes sure there is nothing else needed before the end of the appointment. He always has great bedside manner!
March 13, 2024
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Very good Dr. U would definitely recommend him!
February 16, 2024
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Dr. Spann is extremely personable. Obviously very knowledgeable but explains things on my non-medical level. Spent a good amount time on my concerns. He never tried to rush me. He's been great.
February 12, 2024
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Dr Spann should teach a class in pt care.
January 15, 2024
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Very nice dr. I was pleased. Thank you
December 4, 2023
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I would 100% recommend Dr Spann to anyone! He has been great since day one and truly cares about your concerns and health.
November 16, 2023
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Very Informative
November 5, 2023
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Dr. span was wonderful and I could not have asked for a better doctor first visit.
October 27, 2023
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Never felt rushed. Explained thoroughly and repeated when asked for further clarification.
October 23, 2023
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