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General Surgery | Male

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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.

Biography

Dr. Hugh Van Gelder, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Van Gelder is affiliated with Bayfront Medical Center.

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    Dr. Van Gelder's Reviews

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    3.6
    based on 15 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Van Gelder's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    Punta Gorda, FL |
    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.
    in St. Petersburg, FL |
    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.
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    Dr. Van Gelder is very competent,has a great sense of humor,and a caring demeaner.
    in St Pete fl |
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    Dr. Van Gelder's 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.

    Dr. Van Gelder's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    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 Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • 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
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thrombosis
    • Thymomas
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      Weill Cornell Medical College

      Graduated in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Emory University

      Completed in 1989

      Emory University Affil Hosps

      Completed in 1990

      University of Florida

      Completed in 1991

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Fla

      Completed in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • 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
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Segmentectomy, Open
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thoracotomy
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy