Dr. Brian Pickens, MD

Dr. Brian Pickens, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
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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

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Top Care Areas

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 95% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pickens "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."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

85  Conditions Treated

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69  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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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

  • Lafayette College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pickens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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%
(1)
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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Patricia Markoch in Gainesville , FL – Jul 08, 2018
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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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appendicitisPatient1 in Gainesville, FL – Jun 27, 2018
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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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Hack in Gainesville, FL – Jun 25, 2018
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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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Marinda king in Cross City, FL – Jun 21, 2018
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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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MITZI NAPIER in LAKE BUTLER FLORIDA – Apr 24, 2018
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