Dr. Hugh Van Gelder, MD

Dr. Hugh Van Gelder, MD

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Dr. Hugh Van Gelder, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1985 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

603 7th St S Ste 19

Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Contact Information

(727) 553-7450

Insurance Accepted

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

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Van Gelder's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
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
high
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
    1992
  • 1991
    University of Florida
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1990
    Emory University Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital
    1990
  • 1989
    Emory University
    Residency Hospital
    1989
  • 1985
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School
    1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Van Gelder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Van Gelder

3.6

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(5)

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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...Read More
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Dr. Van Gelder is very competent,has a great sense of humor,and a caring demeaner.
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