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Bassam Helou, MD

Dr. Helou is a general surgeon in the Nashville area. He is affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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239 doctors
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238 doctors
Top 5%
119 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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65 doctors
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66 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more ovarian cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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1 doctor
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Dr. Helou saw more cholangitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Helou saw endometrial (uterine) cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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44 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more pancreatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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74 doctors
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74 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Helou saw leukemia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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274 doctors
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274 doctors
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137 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Helou saw C. diff colitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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17 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more venous insufficiency patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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41 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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131 doctors
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131 doctors
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65 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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57 doctors
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56 doctors
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28 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more malnutrition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Helou saw aspiration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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79 doctors
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79 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Helou saw cholestasis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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266 doctors
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265 doctors
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132 doctors
Dr. Helou saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Helou saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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45 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Helou saw blood cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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32 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Helou saw more pressure ulcer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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204 doctors
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204 doctors
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102 doctors
Dr. Helou saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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257 doctors
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256 doctors
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128 doctors
Dr. Helou saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Helou saw Crohn's disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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107 doctors
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108 doctors
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53 doctors
Dr. Helou saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Helou’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Helou 56%
Predicted for his patients 80%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Helou’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Helou’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Helou’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Helou’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Helou sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

The Surgical Clinic CT Centre
356 24th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
678 miles away

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Credentials
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994
  • Medical College of Georgia Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Helou is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • TriStar Horizon Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield