Dr. Francis Nichols, MD

Dr. Francis Nichols, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. Francis Nichols, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in general surgery.

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

(507) 284-2511

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
more than 93% of peers
Lobectomy, Open
very high
more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

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50  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Cook Co Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1953
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Mayo Grad School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mayo Grad School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nichols has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nichols' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nichols

4.6

Based on 9 reviews

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Good Morning Dr. Nichols ........ this is Alec Marshall I would recommend you in a second you are a top notch surgeon thank you for saving my life , I cant thank you enough Doc ............ and Dr. Tom you are also Top Notch I cant thank you guys enough, I have told everyone I know and I would...Read More
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