Dr. Anthony Vernava III, MD

Dr. Anthony Vernava III, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Anthony Vernava III, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Naples, FL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Vernava III is affiliated with Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge.

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
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Care Philosophy

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

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vernava III to family and friends
4.0
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
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 (3)
in St Petersburg, FL |
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 money.
in Naples, FL |
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 warnings of what might occur and lied to our daughter when she called and questioned him. My husband went downhill after that, had blockages and more hernias. He never recovered and died this year 2016
in Naples, FL |
saved my life
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Dr. Vernava III accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Vernava III has admitting privileges

Physicians Regional - Pine Ridge
6101 Pine Ridge Rd
Naples, FL 34119
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