Dr. David Rader, MD

Dr. David Rader, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. David Rader, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

833 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 202

Birmingham, AL 35205

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Inguinal Hernia
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more than 98% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 93% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Rader's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rader "Dr. David Rader attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He attended medical school at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He moved back to Birmingham in 1985 and entered into private practice at St. Vincent's Hospital Birmingham. He is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Rader was a pioneer in the field of laparoscopic surgery, specifically laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He performs laparoscopic hernia repairs on a regular basis, as well as other laparoscopic procedures. He also does a large amount of thyroid and parathyroid surgery in addition to surgery on the breast including mastectomy and sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer. Dr. Rader is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Jefferson County Medical Society and the Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons. He has been elected by his peers to "Best Doctors in America" five years in a row and has been featured in Birmingham Magazine."
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

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  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. David Rader, MD
This Man is amazing, he removed my gallbladder and I have not had ANY issues, I was terrified about having it removed, but he put my mind at ease and after all said and done, I am thankful for the referral to him. I would recommend him to the world!!
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Stephanie in Birmingham, AL – Apr 14, 2017
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Dr. Rader is an excellent surgeon. He has wonderful bedside manner. He not only did my gallbladder surgery but also did my mom's double mastectomy 10 years ago. He thoroughly explains your procedure and recovery process and answers any questions or addresses any concerns you have thoroughly. ...Read More
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Jennifer in Birmingham, AL – May 04, 2016
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Wonderful experience. Would recommend Dr. Rader to anyone in search of a competent, caring, compassionate surgeon.
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M Oakes in Chelsea Al – Dec 16, 2015
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