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Wesley Paul Thayer, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

4.5 4.5 337 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Acute and Reconstructive Burn
Breast Cancer
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Gynecologic Cancer
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Board Certificates

Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2009
General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2006


MD - Emory University, 2000
PhD - Emory University, 2000
Fellowship - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2008
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2007
Residency - University of Virginia Health System, 2004


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

Vanderbilt Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3701
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Medical Group Franklin - Dermatology
Vanderbilt Medical Group Franklin
919 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064

Vanderbilt Burn Center
Vanderbilt Burn Center
1211 Medical Center Dr
Nashville, TN 37232

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

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
The office staff and doctor very efficient. I appreciated the doctor and his assistant nurse did not waste time, the doctor got right to the point of my situation.
Patient | February 20, 2018

Excellent bedside manner.... a 10. Very personable and caring. Made it obvious his main concern was me. Wish all my Vanderbilt doctors had his work ethics and attitude.
Patient | February 20, 2018

I could not be happier with Dr. Thager.
Patient | February 9, 2018

Patient | January 25, 2018

Dr. Thayer made it very clear to me, he did not have time to listen to me and after five minutes he was 1/2 in the exam room and half in the hall.
Patient | January 4, 2018

Dr. Thayer is one of the best doctor in VAnderbilt.
Patient | December 12, 2017

This was follow up from a double mastectomy and evaluation of tissue expanders. I hope that I wouldn't have to recommend but definitely would if I knew someone with the need
Patient | December 7, 2017

Dr. Thayer was very nice and thorough.
Patient | September 6, 2017

Great professional service. Thank you.
Patient | August 31, 2017

This visit was not explained to me and there was a lot of confusion on both parts
Patient | June 19, 2017

It was very kind of him to see us without an appointment. (We live a good distance from Nashville) we were concerned about the wound.
Patient | June 8, 2017

Dr. Thayer is the best!!
Patient | May 29, 2017

The best!
Patient | May 20, 2017

Wesley seems to be a competent physician. He spent very little time with me and, at each visit, appeared very hurried and stretched for time. One example of an area for improvement - I had to petition the nurse for information concerning scar minimization. Wesley never addressed this topic and left the room before we could have a discussion on the topic.
Patient | April 30, 2017

As above left alone for close to an hour without being told by anyone what was going on - provider was with me less than 15 min. to explain a surgical procedure.
Patient | April 24, 2017

I had an appointment Thursday! Now I'm waiting for x-ray results. Dr. Thayer is professional and above and beyond!!! Also before my first hand surgery about 10 people at Vanderbilt said he was one of The Best on all levels. I have to agree. Some of my family met him and they thought he was professional and above & beyond the call of duty~as well!!! Thanks Immensely!!! You are lucky to have him and his team!!!
Patient | April 17, 2017

Acts as if he is in a hurry and rushes appointments along as fast as possible.
Patient | April 10, 2017

Vandy professor is too overbooked at expense of patient care/concern.
Patient | February 15, 2017

Confident about his expertise.
Patient | February 15, 2017

Excellent; above & beyond service!!!
Patient | January 31, 2017