Dr. Brian Pickens, MD

Dr. Brian Pickens, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Brian Pickens, MD is a general surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Surgical Group of Gainesville

1143 NW 64th Ter

Gainesville, FL 32605
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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 Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Diseases
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Gynecologic 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
Mastectomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Melanoma
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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
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 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
    1997
  • Lafayette College
    Undergraduate School

Awards

Dr. Pickens' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pickens

4.1

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
73.6842105263158%
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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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  • Staff friendliness
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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