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Kent Kihyet Higdon, MD


Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery

4.8 4.8 278 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
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

One Hundred Oaks
Vanderbilt Breast Center
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 25000
Nashville, TN 37204

Patient Comments

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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

My experience w/Dr. Higdon is beyond excellent.
Patient | October 14, 2016

I've always said I was 100% comfort in his care. Highly competent medically.
Patient | October 14, 2016

Everyone extremely nice.
Patient | September 29, 2016

Very likeable. I would recommend him but not at 100 Oaks Clinic.
Patient | August 5, 2016

After care instructions were not given before a decision was made to have the surgery. I.e., - not lifting more than 5 lbs, wearing a bra all of the time for a year, sleeping on back for a year. I am beyond happy with my results & Dr. Higdon.
Patient | August 3, 2016

They should be given more time to spend with their very sick patients.
Patient | July 28, 2016

He is a very through dr.
Patient | July 22, 2016

Dr. Higdon is an excellent doctor. He always takes the time to address all my questions and concerns. He is very caring & kind.
Patient | July 22, 2016

I was a bit confused about reason for taking Gabapentin & how long I need to take it.
Patient | July 18, 2016

I know he has many, many patients to keep up with and is very rushed, but at times was not 100% familiar with details of my case. His attention varied. It didn't seem to affect my care, though, just more of an ego thing for me. Overall I have 100% confidence in his medical competence and for care of this level, that is the most crucial thing. I can get my feelings soothed at my PCP!
Patient | July 18, 2016

Dr. Higdon was very kind and comforting. He made me feel at ease asking questions and answered accordingly. He was kind and caring.
Patient | July 5, 2016

Patient | June 28, 2016

I always recommend him
Patient | June 28, 2016

I would definitely return for care/treatment
Patient | June 1, 2016

Excellent care! His nurse Amanda is awesome also!
Patient | June 1, 2016

Awesome MD-have already recommended to friends.
Patient | May 31, 2016

can't begin to say enough positive things about this dr. he is great!!!!
Patient | May 30, 2016

Dr. Higdon very attentive and put me at ease.
Patient | May 27, 2016

Excellent always - feel as if he really cares.
Patient | May 26, 2016

Dr. Higdon is phenomenal! I have had excellent car from him. I am very pleased!
Patient | May 1, 2016

Dr. Higdon is very professional, courteous, and takes excellent care of his patients.
Patient | April 25, 2016

I love Dr. Higon. He is the best for my situation!
Patient | April 8, 2016

Dr. Higdon is very caring & explains everything. He is the greatest to me.
Patient | March 29, 2016

Vanderbilt and all staff has helped make a bad thing all good
Patient | March 6, 2016

Was very happy with corrective breast surgery from mastectomy 9 years ago.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr. Higdon is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. I'm thankful for him and so glad he was my surgeon. He has made my journey through breast cancer so much easier. He always listens to my concerns and some of my concerns have been a little crazy. He responds immediately to my emails on MyHealth and always makes me feel like I'm his highest priority.
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Patient | January 25, 2016

Patient | January 25, 2016

Dr. Higdon is the best.
Patient | January 19, 2016

He is excellent in making me comfortable & answering my questions & making me feel my care is important.
Patient | January 7, 2016