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

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Lobectomy, Open
very high
more than 91% of peers
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
more than 86% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
normal
more than 79% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Van Gelder has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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
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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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