Dr. Charles Anderson, MD

Dr. Charles Anderson, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Charles Anderson, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

2300 Manchester Expy Ste 1007

Columbus, GA 31904

Contact Information

(706) 596-8200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Lung Surgery
more than 79% of peers
more than 77% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 77% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anderson "My goal is to treat each patient as a distinct individual with the utmost respect and patience. I try to always explain the diagnosis, required work up and ultimately, the surgical plan in great detail while using language that is non-threatening and in layman's terms that everyone can understand. I believe that if the patient understands their diagnosis along with the treatment plan, then there is less anxiety and improved participation in their own care. Ultimately this improves the chance for an uneventful recovery with realistic expectations regarding potential outcomes. I perform very complex operations and I believe that if the patient and family members are educated about what to expect, then the experience will be less frightening for all involved. I approach my patients with the same thoughtfulness and consideration I would give a family member facing a similar illness or major operation. Finally, I strive to improve my own skills as a surgeon and a physician every day."
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3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

126  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Foregut Disorders
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Injuries
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Infective Myositis
  • Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Granuloma
  • Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Shift
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant
  • Mesothelioma, Adult Malignant, Pleural
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Familial, Autosomal Dominant
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Familial, X-Linked
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 1
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 2
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 3
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Murmur
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myocardial Free Wall Rupture
  • Myocardial Necrosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Myocarditis Due to Infectious Agent
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumohemothorax
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rib Tumor
  • Right Pneumonectomy Syndrome
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
  • Schwannoma
  • Septal Defect
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Familial Type
  • Systolic Ejection Murmur
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoraco Abdominal Enteric Duplication
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymic Epithelial Tumor
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Tietze's Syndrome
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Valvular Regurgitation
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Enlargement
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Rupture
  • Viral Pericarditis
  • Xiphoidalgia Syndrome
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75  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Tennessee At Memphis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • First Place in the Gary P. Wratten Trauma Paper Competition, Walter Reed Army Hospital, 1998
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1991
  • Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Achievement Award, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1998
  • First Place in the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Region XIII Residents Paper Competition, 1998
Media & Publications
  • Mycotic Renal Artery Degeneration and Systemic Sepsis Caused by Infected Renal Artery Stent., 1998, 8:54
  • Seromuscular Enteric Pedicles and Prosthetic Aortic Graft Complications in a Porcine Abdominal Trauma Model., 2000, 17:1
  • Sleeve Resection of a Transcarinal Bronchial Carcinoid After Laser Debulking, 2004;78:10
  • An Unusual Complication of Percutaneous Tracheostomy in a Patient with H1N1 Swine Flu, 2010
  • Contrast Radiography In Small Bowel Obstruction: A Prospective, Randomized Trial, 1997, 162:

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anderson to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Anderson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My husband had his aortic heart valve replacement with a bypass on October 4, 2016. Dr. Anderson did a wonderful job and his team in taking care of him. I have already highly recommended him to a family friend and would strongly recommend him to anyone that needs a good cardiac surgeon. He is...more
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. What makes me happiest is seeing patients do well and really benefit from their surgery. I am glad that things went well and you were pleased.

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Dr.Anderson is an excellent Doctor. He treats his patients with respect and patience. He takes the time out of his busy schedule to explain all diagnosis and treatment plans. He makes his patients feel comfortable and special and treats them like they are one of his family member. I had surgery...more
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Thank you for your kind words. The greatest honor there is as a surgeon is simply being entrusted with a patient's care, well being and life. Thank you for that gift and I hope you are doing well.

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Prior to engaging Dr. Anderson i spoke with both Physicians and patients. All reports I recieved were positive. I believe Dr. Anderson to be a very competent surgeon. Thoughout the making apointments, meeting with Dr. Anderson and his staff, and surgery everything was handled quickly and...more
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Thank you, I counsel patients everyday and I know it drives my staff crazy, but they understand it is important to take time to explain things clearly. While heart surgery may be routine for those of us in the field, it is anything but routine for my patients. You, and all my patients, deserve to have the time taken to thoroughly explain why surgery is being recommended and what to expect. I believe knowledge eases anxiety. Thank you again, and I hope you are still doing well.

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