Dr. Dana Sands, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 50

Dr. Sands
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

CCF - Weston

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 over 25 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Hahnemann University medical school in 1996. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sands to book an appointment.

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Best doctor!!! All my family loves her. She’s just very professional and caring.
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Alicia – Nov 21, 2020
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Dr. Sands operated on me almost 2 1/2 years ago. Fate brought us together. I learned of Dr. Sands from someone else, made an appointment (an hour away) and once we had our consult, I knew. At her suggestion, I scheduled surgery (scared as I was) ASAP, and I wanted her to do it. Unbeknownst to either of us, it turned into an 8 hour surgery! She found so many things that required attention and she repaired/corrected them ALL! And maybe best of all - for me - she did NOT leave me with a stoma! It was my biggest fear. While in recovery, I was still intubated and unable to speak, so I used a white board the nurses gave me to use. As disoriented as I was, I wanted to know if I was left with a stoma. When Dr, Sands told me “no, you don’t”, my eyes welled up, and flowed with tears, I scribbled a message of thanks on the white board, Dr. Sands got a little teary and hugged me. It was a deeply moving moment, I will never forget as long as I live.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Marianne – Aug 24, 2020
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When you need the best. you should found her !!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ada DeLeon – Nov 18, 2019
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I have been a patient since july,last yr.having tests,Mri,flex sigmoid x3. Dr Sands took the timeexplaining my procedures,the risks,and gave me my options for surgery,Ichose with her expertise,in TAMIS,she highly recommended thisthe surgery was successful,with a excellent clinical-surgical outcome.and nov 7 had my last flex sig,no mass good news,a f/u in feb 20/20.Her compassion to all her pt's and to me,her patientance,calmness,very trustworthy,she handels and deals with her pt'sin a caring way,knowlegable,and ispersonable dedicated professtional,and goes beyond her call of duty,a one of a kind human being, My life was saved,cleveland clinic weston hospital,is worldclass and nationaly ranked #1foe Colorectal,Gi Surgery,Gastroenterology.I came here,because this procedure surgery was only done in Weston,a hr away north where I live. I am very thankful,gratful to my Drwho is gifted,talented,and the best of the best in the world. I highly recommend this superior Dr.a real Hero. RE.wpb
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R.E West Palm Bchi – Nov 10, 2019
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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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Mar 29, 2019
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jill in lake worth – Feb 03, 2018
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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MARIAH – Dec 27, 2017
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Dr. Sands is not just a gifted surgeon but is extraordinarily compassionate with her patients.
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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Georgy in Miami, FL – Jul 24, 2017
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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.
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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Shannon in Delray Beach, FL – Jul 16, 2017
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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.
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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Wayne L Edwards in Sunrise, FL – Feb 01, 2017
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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.
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
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Beth in Boynton Beach, FL – Jul 10, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General 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
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Awards

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What are Dr. Dana Sands, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sands frequently treats Anal and Rectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Intestinal Obstruction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sands treats.

Where is Dr. Dana Sands, MD's office located?

Dr. Sands' office is located at 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sands' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal and Rectal Cancer
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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
Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Colorectal Cancer more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • 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
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Exstrophy of Bladder
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fistula
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Polyp
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intussusception
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Polyps
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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CCF - Weston2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd Weston, FL 33331
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