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Dr. Gerald Wait, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Wait

Dr. Gerald Wait, MD is a general surgery specialist in Waterloo, IA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1987 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.


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Dr. Wait accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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American Republic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Wait's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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Dr. Wait performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait treats Pulmonary Disease more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Wait treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait treats Vascular Disease more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Wait treats this condition more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Wait's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gerald Wait, MD is a general surgery specialist in Waterloo, IA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1987 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1987

Languages

  • German
  • Sign Language
  • English

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Dr Wait is at the top of my list of Doctors. I have seen allot in my life with multiple surgeries. I will miss him. May God bless him and his family. Just a wonderful human being as well.
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I had my gallbladder out, awesome experience considering I have panic attacks and anxiety. No episode this at all, tell them how you feel and how you want to feel, and it will be awesome for you as well. No worries.
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