Dr. Eric Sandwith, MD

Dr. Eric Sandwith, MD

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53 y/o
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Dr. Eric Sandwith, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Fort Walton Beach, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Northwest Florida Heart Institute

1032 Mar Walt Dr Unit 230

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan

Background Check

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. Sandwith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandwith performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandwith performs Lung Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sandwith performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandwith treats Pulmonary Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sandwith treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sandwith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Endovascular Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Access Creation and Care
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

At Northwest Florida Heart Institute, we aim every day to improve our patient's quality of life. We are committed to providing excellent care and service to the communities we serve. We will make every effort to see that your visit is helpful, informative, and helps your family lead a healthier life.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City
Residency Hospital
2000
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
The University Of Washington
Undergraduate School
2003
2002
2000
1995
1990

Languages

  • Swedish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Heart Month, 02/2010

Dr. Sandwith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sandwith

4.8

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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He and his entire staff are consummate professionals. My highest compliments to him and his staff.
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He saved my life, how could I not recommend to family and friends. Dr. Sandwith is amazing and so is all of his staff. He explains everything to you before surgery and after he takes the time to see how you are doing daily. Though I hope never to have to see him again but, if I have need of a cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sandwith will be my first call.
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My surgery was 7.5 hours. He saved my life!
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He is such an amazing Dr. he just did my dads emergency open heart surgery. I wanna thank you so much Dr. Sandwith for saving my dads life ??
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I have already talked to my mother about her seeing the doctor for her carotid artery blockage.
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Dr Sandwith Got the ball rolling on getting the treatment that I needed to treat the cancer in my lung. I have known about the disease since August and it is now the end of November. He really reacted and made me feel that my life was important. All of this transpired on my first visit with him.
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This is my second review. He is obviously a great surgeon as he did a good job with my mother’s pacemaker, however she has yet to get a follow up visit even though he advised us that she needs an endardectomy due to a blockage. She has now had her f/u appointment rescheduled for the 5th time due to him being unavailable. I am dumbfounded as to why he is accepting new patients when he is unavailable for existing ones. Who is to blame if my mom has a stroke? This is so frustrating. Help?
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He saved my wife’s life. Plain and simple.
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Really happy! He was my Dr. He took good care of me, I would definitely use again . Concern and friendly and caring!!!!!!
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Dr. Sandwith is a brilliant surgeon and an amazing person. From start to finish he kept me well informed and stayed with me making sure everything went well. Dr. Sandwith doesnt leave you at the operating room door. He gave me new life and I will forever be grateful to him. If you need open heart surgery this is the man to see. Thanks Dr. Sandwith...although that could never be enough.
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Absolutely first class experience, for a complex surgical procedure. Our community is fortunate to have such a talented surgeon. Additionally, Dr. Sandwich, is just a nice person. Thomas Remington / Shalimar, FL
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I had quad bypass surgery in July 2016, he is an excellent surgeon and his staff is amazing. His office personnel are caring. I highly recommend. I'm alive, thanks to him.
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Best doctor ever! He saved my dad's life! He is was so helpful to our family during a very difficult time. His staff is amazing as well. All the best from this team
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Dr. Sandwith and his associates are the best. I had triple Bypass on November 4, 2015. They have answered any and all questions that my family and my self have ask regarding the surgery and the recover. Thank you so much for giving my life back.
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Highly knowledgeable surgeon and great bedside manner. He saved my fathers life almost 2 years ago and I will be forever thankful for this. My father has fully recovered after quadruple bypass and a AAA. Thank you Dr.Sandwith.
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Couldn't ask anymore of a doctor in terms of clearly explaining the operation, counseling before and after the operation, as well as a feeling of complete confidence in this Doctor's knowledge and ability.
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