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Dr. Brian Pickens, MD

Dr. Brian Pickens, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 47


Dr. Brian Pickens, MD is a general surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in general surgery.


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(386) 742-4879

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Dr. Pickens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens performs Gallbladder Removal more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pickens performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pickens' 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
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice began in 1967 when Dr. Henry J. Babers and Dr. Charles E. Lore formed a surgical team. This team approach prevails today as our team of eight surgeons provides care for the greater Gainesville and North Central Florida area. Take comfort in knowing that our doctors will spend whatever time is necessary to provide you with state of the art surgical care.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Florida
Residency Hospital
University of Florida
Internship Hospital
1997
University of Florida
Medical School
Lafayette College
Undergraduate School
1997

Awards

Dr. Pickens' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pickens

4.1

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
73.6842105263158%
(28)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
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2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
1 Star
18.42105263157895%
(7)

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Dr. Pickens is superb! His combination of professionalism, kindness, and humanity make him the surgeon to see when you need help. He performed an appendectomy and cholecystectomy on me with laparoscopic technique on June 27, 2018. Within 48 hours, I was up and around...feeling better. He took time...Read More
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So friendly, kind, and caring! I had a great and surgery and recovery from my appendicitis thanks to the skill and care of Dr. Pickens. 10/10!
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What a great surgeon he explained everything and was very attentive. Not to mention surgery was a great success.
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I have had breast cancer,I thank God for Dr.Pickens, did my surgery and saved my life, he is a man of God,he talks to you and takes time to care and helps with decisions it was so scary But he helped my husband and I through it all! I trust him with my life Thank You Dr.PICKENS
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Amazing Surgeon, after an abnormal Mammogram revealing a 9mm mass, surgery had to be done. Not ever having surgery before and the possibility of malignancy, I was extremely nervous. Dr Pickens was highly recommended. After my consult, and tons of prayer, I was confident that Dr Pickens was the...Read More
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