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Dr. Dana Sands, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Sands

Cleveland Clinic Florida

2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331

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Dr. Dana Sands, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Weston, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Hahnemann University in 1996 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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Dr. Sands' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistula
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Polyp
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyps
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

As an academic medical center, Cleveland Clinic Florida provides world class care. Our mission is to provide better care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve. We strive to provide Best-in-Class patient experiences and superior clinical outcomes.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Hahnemann University
Medical School
1992
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Undergraduate School
1996
1992

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Dr. Sands' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sands

4.4

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(20)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.5%
(3)

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Dr Sands,is a exceptional,top ranked surgeon,is the best,in colo-rectal,she is very knowledgeable,compasstionate,understanding,takes time to explain,cares about her patients,my surgical outcom was excellent.Dr Sands saved my life,and Iam so grateful to her.and am being followup,Ihighly recommend this incredibleDr,Director,I Trust her,have confidence in her.my life is now changed,and Iam happy,smileling,otherwisewould have had a stoma,bag,and that outcome would have been much worse,Ihad a complicated situation,dr Sands,gave me a option,and reccommend to me the option,I took that option,her talent,expertise, and hands of a angel, to remove that very large p ,the clinical surgical outcome was successfull,thiswas the right facility to be. the staff, nurses were top, and Dr Sands ,is my hero,above and beyond her call of duty,and deserves all the credit. thankyou and god bless=Dr Sands,dedicated,and a true humanbeing to her professtion. R.exiz
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Dr. Sands was part of a team that operated on me at Cleveland Clinic. She was in charge of my discharge. She didn't ask me what pain medicines worked for me and wrote a script to one that makes me nauseous, thus when I arrived home I had no pair medications that I could take and was in great distress. All she had to have done was ask me about what pain medications I did well on. This oversight caused me great pain and distress and was totally unnecessary. Guess she couldn't have been bothered.
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Dr Sands is an incredible surgeon and women with angel wings attached to her surgical hands. Having had surgery 2x with Dr Sands, I felt confident in her professional care and trusted her with really no doubts or concerns that I'd be in the best hands. She addressed any questions and explained any recommendations with calm and patients. I'm grateful to have her as a healthcare advocate and believe she really looks out for my best interest when discussing my healthcare and related options. TY TY
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NEVER BEEN WAITING FOR WEEKS FOR TEST RESULTS.. EVERY TIME I CALL CAN NEVER GET A ANSWER
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Dr. Sands is not just a gifted surgeon but is extraordinarily compassionate with her patients.
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Dr. Sands and her team were amazing. She took the time to really walk through the procedure with me and the office was always very caring and responsive with all of my post-op questions. I generally have a lot of anxiety with doctors and she made me feel at ease.
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Dr. Sands turned an unpleasant medical situation into a much appreciated experience. The entire experience was handled by a wonderful staff and facility. I cannot begin to express my appreciation for Cleveland Clinic and all of the personnel working there. They convinced me that everyone involved truly cared. Thank you.
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It was my first time seeing Dr. Sands. I thought she was extremely knowledgeable. I had to travel an hour to see her, and it was well worth it. Although the body part that needed diagnosis made me feel very anxious about seeing a doctor, the visit with Dr. Sands couldn't have been any better. In the end she made me feel like it was no big deal. Just love her! I will highly recommend her to my family and friends.
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