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Dr. J Speakman, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Speakman

Dr. J Speakman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint George, UT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.


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(435) 628-1641

Dr. Speakman accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Speakman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Speakman performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Speakman performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Speakman treats Abdominal Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Speakman treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Speakman performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 87% of his peers

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

Dr. Speakman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • 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
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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 Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. J Speakman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint George, UT and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Utah and Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
University Utah
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997

Awards

Dr. Speakman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Speakman

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Based on 14 reviews

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I attended my mothers consultation with her last week regarding her surgery for melanoma on her right arm. When asked about returning to work he said she’d need a few days but if he had to remove lymph nodes she’d need light duty due to the nature of her job that requires repeated heavy lifting. Her surgery was yesterday, he removed a group of lymph nodes and refused to write her a note requiring light duty. She isn’t scheduled to get her stitches out for 2-3 weeks. It is of zero consequence to him if he writes a light duty condition for her. It just takes a few moments of his time to ensure that his patient has appropriate aftercare instructions and that includes associated documentation needed for their employers if it is needed. I wasn't there with her to press him in person on the issue and it is too early to call the office, but I will be in a few hours. She can rip her stitches out if she has to return to lifting up to 70lb bags on a repeated basis so soon after surgery.
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I had surgery for a hiatal hernia. And also a g-tube installed, my condition was very serious, so much so Dr Speakman had to stop the first surgery attempt, and within three more days he was able to proceed and complete the surgery, I will share with you ,that because my disability and situation , he said my surgery was one of the most challenging and complex he has ever done! And thank God I'm alive and recovering now!
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Very professional and knowledgeable
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From all I've heard and my own experience with him, Dr. Speakman is an excellent surgeon, but not so good at listening and talking to patients.
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Yes, he is arrogant, dismissive of what the patient has to say, etc. I also spent my career as an RN. I've seen the best and the worst. Dr. Speakman is neither, but certainly not the best. He took no notes about important things we discussed, then forgot them, resulting in mistakes that severely hurt my recovery. Then laughed it off saying if he took notes, he'd just forget his notes. Ha ha. Even if you want an arrogant comic for a surgeon, I'd not recommend him, he's not that funny.
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I am a RN. I also work at DRMC. I am particular about who I let touch my family or me. Dr. Speakman saw me in the emergency room after I came in with severe chest pain. He performed gall bladder surgery with in 1.5 hours. I left the hospital that day! Some people may like for a doctor to sugar coat issues. I prefer someone to be straight up with me. Dr. Speakman was exactly that! I am very impressed with Dr. Speakman and would feel comfortable sending my friends & family to him. Kudos Doc!
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After unknown diagnosis by many doctors, Dr. Speakman knew exactly what was causing my abdominal pain and scheduled laparoscopic surgery to correct the internal hernia. Dr. Speakman was very friendly and always had my best interest in mind. He always explained everything in easy to understand terms. Thank you Dr. Speakman.
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I would NEVER refer a family member or friend to Dr. Speakman. He was cold, rude and arrogant, as if his opinions were all that mattered. He didn't want to listen to what I needed as a patient. He did not care about my medical emergency. I am shocked that anyone would see him more than once!
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My mom went to see Dr Speak man. We were referred there by 3 doctors for immediate gallbladder surgery. Dr Speakman refused to take out my moms gallbladder because AND I QUOTE "I DONT WANT PEOPLE TO THINK BADLY OF ME FOR TAKING OUT GOOD GALLBLADDERS". Now, we have 3 doctors and countless tests that say it needs to go. Whoever gave this man a medical degree was an idiot. I hope people read this and think badly of him from now on.
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Spoke with Dr. Speakman on having surgery, I found him to be extremely arrogant , thinking he knows best of how you should be with out knowing anything else that is going on with you. I will not use this doctor, specially ones that think they know more than god.
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