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Kent Kihyet Higdon, MD


Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

4.8 4.8 291 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Breast Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Post Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Board Certificates

Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2012
Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2009


MD - University of Mississippi, 2002
Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2011
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2010
Residency - University of Tennessee Chattanooga, 2008


Vanderbilt Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
1215 21st Avenue South
Suite 6050
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Breast Center Hematology
Vanderbilt Breast Center
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 25000
Nashville, TN 37204

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Patient Comments

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Excellent care & outcome of my care from Dr. Higdon - I am very pleased with my care!
Patient | November 20, 2017

Dr Higdon has been great, every single time. He is very compassionate and he cares about you and that is evident at each visit.
Patient | October 30, 2017

Dr. Higdon has far exceeded my expectations as a plastic surgeon. He is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and skilled. I have been blessed to have him.
Patient | October 22, 2017

#10. BEYOND!
Patient | October 20, 2017

I didn't feel like I was interested in continuing my care. He seemed in a hurry and didn't have time.
Patient | October 19, 2017

Good dr. with the utmost care given to each patient. Great doctor.
Patient | October 18, 2017

Dr Higdon has been incredible. He brings compassion during a difficult time.
Patient | October 16, 2017

Dr. Higdon has always been concerned about my satisfaction with my procedure.
Patient | September 28, 2017

During my journey with breast cancer I can honestly say Dr HIgdon has benn very caring and compassionate. He has answered questions appropriately and assisted me in dcisions I needed to make. Excellent provider!!!
Patient | September 26, 2017

Patient | September 13, 2017

He is awesome!
Patient | September 8, 2017

Dr. Higdon is amazing!
Patient | September 7, 2017

Couldn't ask for better!
Patient | September 5, 2017

He has been great.
Patient | August 30, 2017

I've already told my family & friends that Dr. Higdon is wonderful
Patient | August 22, 2017

Dr. Higdon has become like family to us. He truly cares and is still professional.
Patient | July 31, 2017

Dr. Higdon is a wonderful and caring physician. He is a light during a dark time. He always was sympathetic to my concerns.
Patient | July 14, 2017

Dr. Higdon was self confident of his plan of care - Explained it well. I was very pleased with my care.
Patient | July 6, 2017

All of my appointments have been great.
Patient | June 30, 2017

Dr. Higdon seem very knowledgeable, easy to understand & trustworthy. He seems to care which is very important.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Dr. Higdon is wonderful. He's always super kind and caring and always listens to all your questions and concerns.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Can't begin to say all the positive things about Dr. Higdon - he has been wonderful!
Patient | June 26, 2017

Dr. Higdon is a wonderful, caring doctor and I highly recommend him.
Patient | June 16, 2017

I have already recommended Dr Higdon to a couple of my friends.
Patient | June 12, 2017

Dr Higdon had to completely reconstruct my breasts! I am very happy with the finished result!
Patient | June 12, 2017

I have complete confidence in Dr. Higdon and knew he would do his absolute best work for me.
Patient | June 2, 2017

Very approachable; not typical "holier than thou" attitude of other docs. He was real down to earth.
Patient | April 20, 2017

this was a mismatch between my needs & scheduling compounded by a doc who spoke too fast and did not offer me the time to process what he was saying. I had my plastic surgery done at REX in NC in 2005 & now I live in TN. A new patient who has no upcoming procedures will not find an easy path in this practice.
Patient | April 11, 2017

LIke his positive attitude, straight forwardness.
Patient | March 21, 2017

Patient | March 16, 2017

Dr. Higdon is a special man. He is wonderful.
Patient | March 4, 2017

This was a follow-up exam and wasn't all that important BUT I rate this doctor as one of the best (maybe the best) I've ever had. Not only does he do excellent work but he seems to actually love and care for his patients taking the time to explain carefully what he is doing AND LISTENING TO THE PATIENT. Such a sweet doctor to listen to the patient but still do what's best for them also. He's also very good with family member. He's been with me through a pretty hard journey and I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Higdon was very professional, explained surgical procedure, recovery plan & medications. Very compassionate.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Higdon is exceptional! I can't say enough good things about him. He is compassionate and kind and has tremendous surgical and medical skills.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Higdon is the best, I can't imagine going through my 3 surgeries with a better provider.
Patient | February 14, 2017

Dr. K. Higdon is great ! He is caring, attentive, and funny.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Dr. Higdon is outstanding!!
Patient | January 30, 2017

Love my Doctor. He is so kind and caring.
Patient | January 24, 2017

Excellent doctor. Kind & compassionate.
Patient | January 5, 2017

Kind, knowledgeable, patient provider...felt like I was his priority. Absolutely fabulous experience!
Patient | December 1, 2016

It was my first visit.
Patient | December 1, 2016

I've always enjoyed seeing Dr Higdon and have recommended his services to others.
Patient | December 1, 2016

Dr. Higdon has been outstanding. He is very calm and exudes great confidence in his abilities to tackle whatever comes his way, which I found reassuring. During the past 3 months, he has guided my recovery every step of the way, learning quickly how best to calm my fears about the length of my healing process. I am exceedingly grateful for the care that he and his staff have provided to me during this time.
Patient | November 21, 2016

Dr. Higdon is honest, smart & hard working. He always makes every effort to consider my schedule when discussing surgeries.
Patient | November 1, 2016

Excellent. Not hesitant about taking on & repairing a "botched" surgery from the VA.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Always a great experience.
Patient | October 24, 2016