Dr. David W. Kays, MD

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Specializes in Critical Care Surgery • Male • Age 55

2000 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
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Dr. Kays' Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 South West Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32603

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Shands Hospital Ped Spclty Clinic
Shands Hospital Ped Spclty Clinic
2000 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Shands Childrens Surgical Center
Shands Childrens Surgical Center
720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 101
Gainesville, FL 32601
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    Dr. Kays' Experience

    Specialties

    • Critical Care Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Critical Care Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery
    1
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Colectomy
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Testicular Lesion
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Frenectomy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastrotomy
    • Hepatectomy
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Orchiectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    2
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Atresia
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Second-Degree Burns
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Still's Disease
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Kays

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    University Rochester
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    University Rochester
    Complete in 1990

    Fellowship Hospital

    Babies Hospital Columbia P&S
    Complete in 1992
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kays & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Kays' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at UF Health Shands Hospital where Dr. Kays has admitting privileges:

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Kays

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kays to family and friends

    13 responses
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    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    13 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    13 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 12 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Kays
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    13 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    13 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    13 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    13 responses
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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Shands Hospital Ped Spclty Clinic
    2000 SW Archer Rd
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    (352) 265-8250 (Office)
    B
    Shands Childrens Surgical Center
    720 SW 2nd Ave Ste 101
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    (352) 733-0065 (Office)
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