Dr. Don Nakayama, MD
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Pediatric Surgery | Male

Sacred Heart Medical Group 5153 N 9th Ave Ste 307 Pensacola, FL 32504 Get Directions

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As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Nakayama provides surgical care for newborns, children and adolescents. Pediatric surgeons at The Children's Hospital treat a wide range of conditions including congenital birth defects, hernias, head and neck masses, digestive issues, genitourinary issues, thoracic conditions, tumors and cancer.

Biography

Medical Education: Dr. Don Nakayama is board certified in both pediatric and adult surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He graduated with his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in California, and he received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, where he completed his residency in general surgery and a research fellowship in fetal surgery. Dr. Nakayama completed a post-graduate fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and received a Master's in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Nakayama has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been ranked by Castle Connolly as one of America's Top Doctors.

Medical Interests: Dr. Nakayama has authored several books, including "Principals of Pediatric Surgery," "Critical Care of the Surgical Newborn" and "Atlas of Pediatric Surgery." He has led or participated in more than 130 research studies. Dr. Nakayama currently serves as associate editor of "The American Surgeon," the official journal of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and he served as the organization's president from 2014 to 2015.

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    Medical Education: Dr. Don Nakayama is board certified in both pediatric and adult surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He graduated with his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in California, and he received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco, where he completed his residency in general surgery and a research fellowship in fetal surgery. Dr. Nakayama completed a post-graduate fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and received a Master's in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Dr. Nakayama has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been ranked by Castle Connolly as one of America's Top Doctors.

    Medical Interests: Dr. Nakayama has authored several books, including "Principals of Pediatric Surgery," "Critical Care of the Surgical Newborn" and "Atlas of Pediatric Surgery." He has led or participated in more than 130 research studies. Dr. Nakayama currently serves as associate editor of "The American Surgeon," the official journal of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and he served as the organization's president from 2014 to 2015.

    Dr. Nakayama's Care Philosophy

    As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Nakayama provides surgical care for newborns, children and adolescents. Pediatric surgeons at The Children's Hospital treat a wide range of conditions including congenital birth defects, hernias, head and neck masses, digestive issues, genitourinary issues, thoracic conditions, tumors and cancer.

    Dr. Nakayama's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery
    • Pediatric Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Atresia
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California At San Francisco
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    • Undergraduate School
      Stanford University In California
    • Other Education
      University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Colectomy
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy