Dr. Anthony Vernava III, MD

Dr. Anthony Vernava III, MD

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Age 61
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Dr. Anthony Vernava III, MD is a general surgery specialist in Naples, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

6101 Pine Ridge Rd

Naples, FL 34119

Contact Information

(239) 348-4400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vernava III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Vernava III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vernava III "Quality, Compassion, Integrity"

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

38  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • St Louis University Grp Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • National Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • St Marks Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly, Ltd. "Top Docs for Cancer", 2006-2010
  • Young Researchers Award, ASCRS,
  • Castle Connolly, Ltd. "Best Doctors in America", 1994-2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Vernava III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vernava III's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vernava III to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Vernava III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Outrageously expensive he charges $500 for appointment plus all the add on.I think in general the care is much better up North
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Worst doctor experience I've ever had and out $400 to be diagnosed with a "lump" Utter waste of time and NO professionalism or bedside manner whatsoever. I think he spent about 5 minutes with me total and did a piss poor job explaining anything. Definitely do NOT recommend wasting your time or...more
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I would recommend Dr. Vernava for rectal surgery only. He saved my husband's life in 2008 and again in 2014. However, at that time he said there should be no more surgeries. My husband developed an incisional hernia after that and in 2015, Dr. Vernava said he could fix it. He never gave us any...more
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saved my life
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