Dr. Charles Cox, MD

Dr. Charles Cox, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 74

General Surgery

Dr. Charles Cox, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tampa General Hospital and Adventhealth Tampa. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

TGH Breast Health Center

TGH Breast Health Center17416 Brookside Trace Ct Tampa, FL 33647
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Cox's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cox

4.4

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
81.25%
(39)
4 Stars
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1 Star
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Wonderful. He has great bedside manners. Explains things clearly. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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monica rivera – Feb 24, 2022
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I can't say enough good things about this amazing doctor. Dr. Cox is extremely knowledgeable, takes his time in explaining the diagnosis and the plan. He's very kind man and its very appreciated. You leave feeling confident in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra K – Jun 09, 2021
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From the first moment I met Dr Cox he made me feel like I was one of his family members. He was very caring and did an excellent job of removing my tumor with very little scaring. As well as Dr Cox, his staff was there for me with any questions I had. They all made a hard situation very tolerable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Lash – Jan 29, 2021
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Dr Cox did surgery on me for my fap, he let a training doctor close me up during surgery while he went to a meeting. She forgot to put drain tubes in and set up a severe infection. Now that I have moved away from Florida I am having really bad problems and no University in 3 states with try and help me they tell me to go back to Dr Cox so I have been back to him several times and he refuses to see me. What kind of doctor let's his training doctor mess you up and then won't try and fix you. That's kind of sh**** if you ask me. Now I live in terrible pain and can't hardly get around seeing that I'm a left leg amputee. I wouldn't give a star if I didn't have to but I want people to see this!!
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Christopher A Hardy – Oct 19, 2020
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Dr. Charles Cox has consistently been amazing with his knowledge, care, and genuine dedication to providing the most up to date and reliable diagnostic testing recommendations and treatment. He is innovative, knowledgeable. I am very comfortable and confident in Dr. Cox overseeing my treatment and follow ups. I hope upcoming doctors are learning from him. He has a wealth of knowledge. TM
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Teresa E. McGinnis – Jul 23, 2020
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Wonderful doctor and wonderful bed side manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Patricia Taub – Aug 17, 2019
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I came to Dr. Cox based on his incredible reputation for conservative treatment. He did not disappoint. He is compassionate, thorough and realistic. I have been a patient for 3 years. He takes the time needed to assess and assure each and every patient. I don’t mind the occasional wait time .. because I know what it’s like to be the one in the room receiving the extra needed care.
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May 28, 2019
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Dr. Cox opened his closed office for me to have a biopsy of the breast so that I wouldn’t have to go through the weekend wondering whether or not I had cancer, which I did. He took easily two hours to explain everything to my husband and me, and patiently answered all of our questions. He was very reassuring and comforting as well as knowledgeable.
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Mar 21, 2019
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I had high hopes for his opinion after seeing his rating here. I was very unhappy with how it went. I am a nurse and I have been in the medical field for 22 years. He walked in the room just staring at me, he did not introduce himself just looking at me, saying nothing. I finally introduced myself and he limply shook my hand. He had not reviewed my films prior to that moment. He didn't ask to untie my gown top just helped himself DISGUSTING! Then dismissed me with a biopsy order.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 02, 2019
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After 3 years with a rare breast disease, and being abused by uninformed and uninterested surgeons, I finally found Dr. Cox, the most compassionate and knowledgeable doctor that I will ever meet. This disease caused tumors that mimicked breast cancer and could only be cured by mastectomy. Since the disease was not yet breast cancer, my insurance company would not recognize the need. Dr. Cox took the effort to build my case and I am now breast and disease free! I will be forever grateful to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Nancy Taylor in Venice – Oct 14, 2018
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Dr. Cox has a great bedside manner & has the praise from many in the area but he told me "NOT to worry about cancer that came on pathology behind the nipple" He did a biopsy on left nipple & said chance of reoccurrence was less than 2%. I had DCIS in left breast and decided on Bi-Lat mastectomy. 2nd opinion said get rid of nipple, finally I did, but I now have METs in my bones & 1/5/18 I was told it has moved into my brain. DCIS is not JUST DCIS. I wish my Dr would have taken it more serious
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Susan in Mt. Gilead NC – Feb 01, 2018
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Dr. Cox is the best!! He is caring, knowledgeable and spends time explaining your condition , and treatment in terms that you can understand. He truly wants the best for his patients. He makes you feel comfortable, and his surgical skills are the best!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tampa, FL – Oct 19, 2017
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There is no other doctor I'd rather have...wish he was also a PCP! He always has a smile, puts you at ease, is highly recommended by everyone in the medical industry, is down to earth and extremely knowledgeable. When my PCP didn't refer to Dr. Cox, I changed PCP! I needed to see a breast cancer dr in Michigan while on a trip, and the doctor was familiar with Dr. Cox up north, had been to many of his lectures, raved about him, and said he's world renowned and I was being treated by the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Dr. JLH in Lando Lakes, FL – Jan 10, 2017
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He was very informative and put me at ease. He takes one step at a time to get the full picture and discusses. At such a fearful time he is there to help you through it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Debbie in New Port Richey, FL – Sep 19, 2016
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I traveled from South Fl to see Dr Cox as he was highly recommended. I knew after our lengthy consultation, despite the inconvenience of being away from home for the double mastectomy that was necessary he would be my Doctor. He managed through his very clear and informative explanation to put me at ease by patiently answering my many questions. His kindness and consideration before and after surgery match his great skills. Both qualities that define a very special doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Pamela George in Boca Raton, Florida – Apr 09, 2016
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Dr. Cox is a very smart man and a very experienced Doctor, but his office wait times have to be the absolute WORST. I've come in early for various appointments and each time I have had to wait at least 45 mins to OVER 80 minutes just to see the man, WITH AN APPOINTMENT. I do not see how this is acceptable. I understand that he is very busy but his office staff should be more mindful of how long a consultation is and schedule appointments accordingly. Never have I dread sitting in an office more.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
8 people found this helpful
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Anonymous in Tampa – Feb 02, 2016
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Dr. Cox was absolutely wonderful and took very good care of me when I had breast cancer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Susan in Land O Lakes, FL – Jan 22, 2016
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Dr. Cox is one of the most amazing doctors I have ever had. His bedside manner and knowledge and skill are the best you will ever experience. I went into my appointment very nervous but by the time I left I felt at peace. He was so thorough with his information and listened to what I had to say. I didn't feel rushed at all. I highly recommend Dr. Cox you will not be disappointed.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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St Petersburg, FL – Jan 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cox's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Excision of Breast Tumor
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cox performs Excision of Breast Tumor more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cox performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cox performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Cox performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Mastectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cox performs Mastectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Cox performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Cox's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Cox accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The USF Breast Health Program focuses on rapid diagnosis, excellent treatment and the best outcomes possible. As part of the University of South Florida...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Duke Univerity Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Nih Cancer Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1971
University of Utah
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Charles Cox, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (813) 302-7512, and for other questions, call (813) 660-6150.

Does Dr. Charles Cox, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cox has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Charles Cox, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Charles Cox, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Cox's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Charles Cox, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cox frequently treats Excision of Breast Tumor, Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision, and Mastectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cox treats.

Where is Dr. Charles Cox, MD's office located?

Dr. Cox's office is located at 17416 Brookside Trace Ct, Tampa, FL 33647. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cox is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Adventhealth Tampa

Tampa, FL

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL