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Dr. Hugh Van Gelder, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Van Gelder

Bayfront Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

603 7th St S Ste 19 Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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Dr. Hugh Van Gelder, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1985 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.


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(727) 553-7450

Dr. Van Gelder accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
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Cigna PPO
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Tampa Bay CoreNet
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Van Gelder's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Gelder performs Lung Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Van Gelder performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Lobectomy, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Gelder performs Lobectomy, Open more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Van Gelder performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Gelder performs Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Van Gelder performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Van Gelder's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • 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
  • 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 Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • 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
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. van Gelder has dedicated himself to providing the highest quality of comprehensive care for his patients and believes in utilizing the latest technologies to provide this care.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1992
University Fla
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University of Florida
Residency Hospital
1990
Emory University Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1989
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1985
Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical School
1992
1991
1990
1989
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Van Gelder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Van Gelder

3.7

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
62.5%
(10)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
31.25%
(5)

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He saved my life. I am so grateful for him and his excellent compassionate staff.
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I had a aorta valve replacement 2 years ago. I had nothing else wrong with my heart. He checked up on me all day long after the surgery. Very surreal experience and everything was perfect.
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This man walks on water in my book. Three other Massachusetts cardiologist told me I needed a heart transplant, Dr. VanGelder says "no you need a good thoracic surgeon, and that's me!" I can't say enough good things about him. As surgeons can be well, full of themselves, Dr. VanGelder is not and never talks down to you like I've had other surgeons do. The next time it snows in Florida I will shovel his driveway.
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Dr. Van Gelder is very competent,has a great sense of humor,and a caring demeaner.
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