Dr. Issam Soussou, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Soussou
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Intercoastal Medical Group, Inc.

3333 Cattlemen Rd Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34232

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(941) 341-0042

Dr. Issam Soussou, MD is a general surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut and specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery.


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(941) 341-0042

Dr. Soussou accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Tampa Bay CoreNet
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Soussou treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Soussou performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Soussou performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Soussou treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Soussou treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Soussou performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Soussou performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Vascular Surgical Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Soussou performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Soussou's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soussou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou treats Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soussou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soussou treats Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soussou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soussou's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Soussou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Soussou

2.7

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
52.17391304347826%
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Dr. Soussou is extremely knowledgeable and I found quite pleasant.. He answeredall of my questions estrone and his office staff is terrific!
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Margaret Parquette in North Port FL – Feb 09, 2018
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Dr. Soussou was great, found my problem quickly and did the surgery I needed within 4 days. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Linda in Venice – Feb 04, 2018
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The man is an arrogant rude condescending doctor. The way he spoke to my husband (the patient) was uncalled for, he proceeded to them yell at the nurse because he didn't pay any attention to his leg for the last two days. I had to pull out my phone to show pictures of it the last two days to prove him wrong that this had been this way for two days and the nurses had nothing to do with it, it had been there way SINCE the hackjob surgery. I don't know what fool gave him an award! Find another doc!
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Sarasota, FL – Oct 13, 2017
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Extraordinarily, extremely knowledgeable! Dr. Soussou knows what he is doing. When my Primary Care Doc referred me to him for carotid artery surgery, he told me "that's who I'd use." I tend to ask lots of questions. Dr S. patiently answered all my questions, provided reassurance, and talked about his experience working with similar patients. Dr. S. has a stellar reputation among nurses, office staff, other physicians, and the medical community in general. I'm puzzled the few mediocre reviews.
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Brian Geery in Sarasota, FL – Dec 22, 2016
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He has been the family doctor for at least 28 years give and take.He has done surgery on 7 family members!!! Great results Alvarez family love him. Thank you
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Palm Desert, CA – Dec 14, 2016
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I am alive today because Dr. Soussou performed a medical miracle. I suffered many years with DVT that got progressively worse. Dr. Soussou inserted a Vena Cava Filter to prevent blood clots from reaching my lungs, heart, brain. 2-1/2 years ago, a severe case of clotting accompanied with excruciating pain sent me to the ER. Dr Soussou called in an intervention radiologist specialist. Together they brought me back to good health. Dr.'s knowledge & attention is remarkable; a great asset to SRQ
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Peter Thompson in Sarasota, FL – Jul 20, 2016
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Very rude. When asked what he thinks is the best choice to do he stated I don't know and then changes the subject. Went today after a week because he told me to come back that day to operate and then said the receptionist didn't schedule me for that time and this was just a follow up appointment to see how I was doing before operation. Told me he does not make the schedule and then said follow me and opened the door as I was shirtless and walked by me before I left and did not say a word.
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Sarasota, Florida – Mar 10, 2016
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Very friendly and comfortable on first visit. Very short waiting time. Honest about condition and put us at ease with appropriate humor. Professional. Look forward to visit next year God willing.
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E. M. Pfabe in Sarasota, FL – Feb 03, 2016
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Let me have a stroke in dr's hospital and did nothing, then he tried to be a lawyer to substantiate his poor judgement...
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New York, NY – Jan 13, 2016
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Very condescending, always putting me down at my visit. Very nasty attitude. laughed in my face . I love my animals to much to even send them to him. I would never recommend him as a matter of facr I tell people to stay away. This is my opinion.
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jonh doe in Osprey, FL – Jan 05, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Intercoastal Medical Group is committed to providing the highest quality care possible by offering superior healthcare to patients no matter their medical need.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

American University Of Beirut
Medical School
1989
Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
1977
St. Luke's Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1973
Am University Beirut Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Intercoastal Medical Group, Inc.

Surgery3333 Cattlemen Rd Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34232
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Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average