Dr. Hal Starnes Jr, MD

Dr. Hal Starnes Jr, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Hal Starnes Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saratoga Springs, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Stanford Univ Sch Of Med in 1979 and specializes in general surgery.

381 Church St Ste 1

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Contact Information

(518) 581-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Thyroid Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers
Breast Diseases
high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

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48  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Stanford Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Peter Bent Brigham-Harvard
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Brigham&Womens Hosp-Harvard
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Meml Sloan-Kettering Canc C
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Starnes Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Starnes Jr' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Starnes Jr

4.2

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I have been seeing Dr. Starnes for 15 years or more. He is a kind, gentle and understanding man. When he talks to you about your condition and test results, he explains so that you can understand. He always answers my questions clearly. He is always busy but he has always been available to me...Read More
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Dr. Starnes has done two surgeries on me. One was a very complex, rare hernia operation. He impressed me with his knowledge of cutting edge treatments, his lack of ego to call in a specialist to assist, and his warm, caring personality that put me at ease, informed me of exactly what was...Read More
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I went to see Dr. Starnes for a lump my doctor found on my thyroid and wanted to ensure it was nothing to worry about, so she referred me to see him. He was very rushed during our consult. He spent maybe 3 minutes in the room with me and then left just as fast as he came in. When I went back for...Read More
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I give Dr Stranes a stand ovation because he is the best general surgery doctor I know and that I seen in the past. If I need to see a general surgery doctor again no question ask or about thinking about who I will see it will be Dr Stranes most definitely without a doubt.. peace. If someone ask me...Read More
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I have been a patient of dr Starnes for over 25 years. Even though we moved out of the area, I have continued to drive the 2 1/2: hours to see him. The hardest thing was to decide I had to see someone near home. I can’t recommend him enough
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