Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery accepts most commercial health insurance plans for Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer. We do not accept nor does insurance pay for Cosmetic Surgery.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services along with other health insurance companies consider surgery that is intended to improve appearance or boost self-esteem as cosmetic surgery. This type of surgery is elective and self-pay. We do not submit claims for these types of surgery to health insurance.

Please call (615) 921-2100 to discuss specific details with one of our team members.


Dr. Wendel has privileges and cares for patients at the following locations:

  • Atrium Plastic Surgery Center
  • Centennial Medical Center
  • Centennial Surgery Center
  • Centennial Sarah Cannon Surgery
  • Centennial Women & Children’s Hospital
  • Cool Springs Surgery Center
  • Nashville Surgery Center
  • Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, formerly Baptist Hospital
  • Saint Thomas Hospital West
  • Skyline Medical center
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital