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Dr. Alex Cantafio, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Cantafio
1940 Alcoa Hwy Ste E140 Knoxville, TN 37920

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Dr. Alex Cantafio, MD is a general surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 2004 and specializes in general surgery.


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Biography

Dr. Alex Cantafio, MD is a general surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 2004 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Residency Hospital
2005
Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Internship Hospital
2004
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School
1998
Georgetown University
1994
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School
2011
2009
2005
2004
1998
1994

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(865) 305-9858

Dr. Cantafio accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cantafio's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Port Placements or Replacements
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cantafio performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cantafio performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Pancreatic Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cantafio treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Cantafio treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Kidney Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cantafio performs Kidney Surgery more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Cantafio performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Cantafio's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cyst Marsupialization
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Enlargement
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Fibrosis
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Liver Resection, Total Left
  • Liver Resection, Total Right
  • Liver Resection, Trisegmentectomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Tumor
  • Liver Vein Outflow Obstruction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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