Dr. Fernando Kafie, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Kafie
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Coastal Vascular & Interventional PLLC

1851 N 9th Ave Ste B Pensacola, FL 32503

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(850) 969-1491

Dr. Fernando Kafie, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Pensacola, FL and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kafie has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Peripheral Vascular Procedures, and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) than other specialists in his area. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kafie to book an appointment.


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(850) 969-1491

Dr. Kafie accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
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Medicaid
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Tricare
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Options PPO
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Medicaid

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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie treats Aortic Dissection more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kafie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Kafie treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Kafie treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Procedures specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kafie performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kafie performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie performs Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Kafie performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kafie performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Kafie performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie performs Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Kafie performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kafie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie treats Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kafie treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kafie treats Varicose Veins more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kafie treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Kafie's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection 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 Valve Disease
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Ulcer
  • Wound Care and Management

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Dr. Kafie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kafie

4.7

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
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He is very caring, cautious and is concerned with every patient
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Terry Gregerson – Mar 19, 2020
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I WILL NOT be going back here...looooong waits, short dr. visits, no callbacks lots of money spent...
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He was professional, informational and manorable. Procedure performed was on time, he took great care of my sister.
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Apr 12, 2019
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DR.KAFIE IS ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND CARING SURGEONS IN THE UNITED STATES.HIS PROMPT AND CORRECT DIAGNOSIS AND SKILLED HANDS SAVED MY LIFE.I WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK DR.KAFIES' REMARKABLE CARE AND KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMEND OTHERS IN NEED OF CARE.KNOWING DR.KAFIE IS MY LEAD SURGEON HAS GIVEN ME GREAT ASSURANCE FOR A CONTINUED RECOVERY.
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Dr. Kafie provided exceptional care to my mother. She presented with a complex medical vascular situation and he resolved her situation by utilizing his experience and clinical skills. He has the ability to communicate with his patients and their family members in a way that can be understood. Dr. Kafie is one of the most caring, compassionate , and skilled physicians in our community. Bambi - February 2019
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Feb 21, 2019
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After several years of frustration, Dr. Kafie, requested the tests necessary to pinpoint my problem. I am thankful he found my problem and has referred me to the specialist who will perform what is necessary to resolve the situation. Forever grateful.
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Cliff in Pensacola, FL – May 24, 2018
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I have been a type 1, insulin dependent, diabetic since 1967, resulting in extensive vascular issues. Shortly after Cardiac bypass surgery in 2006, I was referred to Dr. Kafie for PAD issues in my legs. Over the years, he has performed numerous surgeries to clear restrictions and place bypass grafts. He continues to monitor the circulation in my legs and neck with ultrasound studies twice a year. Both my husband and myself think very highly of Dr Kafie and highly recommend him.
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Gina Sneed in Pensacola, Fl – Apr 14, 2018
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My wife Rose was a patient of Doc Kafie for several years, Unfortunately we got caught in the flood of 2014 and had to leave Pensacola. My daughter and her husband managed to save most of our furnishings.We miss Doc Kafie and thank him for his outstanding service.
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Gene Wrobek in Cottage Grove, MN – Dec 02, 2017
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I was airlifted to Dr Kafie from the ER in Foley,Al.. Up until this time I had no idea that I even had a problem. My abdominal pain was beyond belief. I the ER they told me that I had an abdominal aortic aneurysm that was 9cm and I shouldn't even be alive. It should have burst before now. When I got to Dr Kathie my family and I were terrified. He and his staff assured us that things will be okay. Dr Kafie told us he was a Christian and we felt relieved that we were in God's and Dr Kafies care.
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Richard Kent Ellison in Foley, AL – Nov 11, 2017
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Dr. Kafie is without a doubt the very best vascular surgeon we have ever had the privilege of taking care of my husband. Dr. Kafie is not only an excellent and knowledgeable surgeon, he above all else a compassionate, caring and honorable person. He is confident, wise and very good at what he does. When he's doing your surgery you have peace in knowing you have the very best that God is using to accomplish what's needed for you or your loved one. We are forever grateful for Dr. Kafie
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Derrick &Pam Haynes in DeFuniak Springs – Nov 09, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr Kafie to everyone. His professional manner is excellent and his ability to explain details to you and family members leave you with a confident feeling. His staff is well trained and carry the same professional attitude as well. The entire office makes your experience fell like your a family member. I'm looking forward to the check ups for years to come, thanks to Dr Kafie.
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Alan Plemons in Pensacola, FL – Nov 08, 2017
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Dr. Kafie is an excellent surgeon. He did Carotid artery surgeon on my husband so when my legs were hurting me I knew he was the Dr. I wanted. Excellent bedside manner and he explains everything he will do during your procedure
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Linda C in Milton Fl – Oct 03, 2017
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I met Dr Kafie at Sacred Heart hospital. I came in with leg pain, and it ended up being a blood clot and he put a stent behind my knee. On the recheck before going back to work they found another blood clot before the stent. He worked tirelessly to save my leg. Today I was able to walk into his office unassisted. I can not express the warmth and compassion Dr Kafie possesses. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Erica Schmidt in Pensacola, FL – Sep 27, 2017
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I had the pleasure of experiencing just how caring Dr Kafie is when my mother was a patient of his. Dr. Kafie assured me that he was going to take very good care of her before and after her surgery. He told me something that really stood out from the rest. Dr. Kafie said I'm going to take care of your mom just like I would my own mother. I knew then that he's passionate about what he does. Thanks Dr. Kafie for being in my opinion the most caring and compassionate doctor around. Tracy Simon
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Tracy Richardson Simon in Pensacola, Fl – Jun 11, 2017
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Dr. Kafie is great, but his staff, nurses and receptionist could have easily killed me on a number of occasions due to their total neglect with following up/updating my medical files, allergies, risks, and scheduling important tests and doctor appointments. I feel like because I am old, and on medicaid that my health is not important and that I should just die and leave this office alone. Please fire your whole staff and start over, people's lives depend on it.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Vascular Specialist I believe in providing exceptional care in a safe environment. We strive to provide excellent outcomes and take care of your individual needs.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

2000
University of California At Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Ca Irvine Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
UC Irvine
Internship Hospital
1993
David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
Medical School
1989
UC Irvine
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

More Information

  • Does Dr. Kafie communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Kafie offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Kafie offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Kafie have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Kafie offer weekend visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Kafie offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Kafie offers evening visits

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Locations

Coastal Vascular & Interventional PLLC

VIC Office1851 N 9th Ave Ste B Pensacola, FL 32503
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Coastal Vascular & Inventional Center1851 N 9th Ave # B3 Pensacola, FL 32503
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Coastal Vein Institute & Aesthetic Center2301 N 9th Ave Ste 100 Pensacola, FL 32503
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Sacred Heart Medical Office5149 N 9th Ave Pensacola, FL 32504
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Hospital

Pensacola, FL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Sacred Heart Hospital

Pensacola, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Santa Rosa Medical Center

Milton, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

West Florida Hospital

Pensacola, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)