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Kent Kihyet Higdon, MD


Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

4.9 4.9 246 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 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
343 Franklin Road
Suite 108
Nashville, TN 37027

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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ALWAYS good experience wit hDr. Higdon. From 1st visit almost 6 yrs. ago, has always been kind, concerned, personable, & professional!
Patient | October 25, 2018

Dr. Higdon is not only a talented surgeon, but he is a truly caring individual. He was great prior to the surgery--always took the time to explain everything that would happen--and was also great at communicating with my husband during and immediately after the surgery. He listens carefully to my progress at all of my follow-up visits. I wish all surgeons and doctors were so patient-oriented!
Patient | August 29, 2018

Dr. Higdon is excellent.
Patient | August 23, 2018

I highly recommend Dr. Higdon!
Patient | August 20, 2018

Very knowledgeable, polite, personable, caring, and kind bedside manner to pt.
Patient | August 7, 2018

Listened to my needs & worries. Was patient & informative. Great care for mastectomy follow up & reconstruction follow up.
Patient | August 7, 2018

Great person, great ethics! People person who knows his stuff!
Patient | August 7, 2018

He took his time to explain things to me. He did not seem rushed or in a hurry. He wanted to make sure I fully understood and had all questions answered. He seems very knowledgeable and I have full trust in his abilities. He even took the time to draw out the procedure so that I could visualize what he would be doing.
Patient | August 4, 2018

He explained about the other implants that people are claiming to cause cancer and assured me these weren't what I have.
Patient | July 24, 2018

Dr. Higdon is great!!!
Patient | July 16, 2018

I had a preventative cancer surgery with reconstruction and was very anxious and unsure about the surgery. But my oncology surgeon along with Dr. Higdon we're very compassionate with me and reassuring of the decision and process. I know he makes sure his care is individualized to each patient. I have complete confidence in Dr. Higdon and his staff.
Patient | May 6, 2018

Felt somewhat rushed.
Patient | April 19, 2018

Dr Higdon has been very helpful during my cancer treatment
Patient | April 17, 2018

I feel very safe being around him and being cared for by the doctor. he made me confident that I can handle my first major surgery
Patient | April 2, 2018

I love the care providers there, they sat down and explain anything you need to know and if she doesn't know it she will find it out for you.
Patient | March 13, 2018

Dr Higden is an extremely caring doctor. he takes the time to listen to and respond to questions. I have sent several patients to him and they agree he is tops -don't let him leave Vandy
Patient | March 12, 2018

Couldn't be happier!
Patient | February 28, 2018

My experiences so far are wonderful.
Patient | February 13, 2018

love Dr Higdon. he's so caring and very personable. I give him an EXCELLENT! all of my care team are Excellent.
Patient | February 12, 2018

Dr. Higdon is an awesome surgeon & has the best bedside manner. He is genuinely concerned & very patient; he definitely is a "natural" and very passionate about what he does. Communication is extremely important to him; he always makes sure you understand everything. Most importantly, he puts you at ease even when your anxiety level is off the chart. I only have positive things to say about Dr. Higdon....including, he is a phenomenal surgeon...perfectionist.
Patient | February 5, 2018

Dr. Higdon is very kindhearted, caring, & an awesome plastic surgeon.
Patient | January 29, 2018

I have referred him to others facing reconstructive surgery following breast cancer and they continue under his care today.
Patient | January 22, 2018

Dr. Higdon provided good care but did not explain reasons for post surgical treatment to the extent of my satisfaction. He seemed hurried.
Patient | January 20, 2018

Dr Higdon is an excellent surgeon. He does what is best for his pt. He includes the pt in the plan of care. He is caring. He listens. He answers questions without rushing. I am very pleased with how my surgery went and the results.
Patient | January 16, 2018

He's the BEST ..... absolute best.
Patient | December 8, 2017

Dr Higdon as been a wonderful doctor. He is my savior and love him so much.
Patient | December 7, 2017

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