Dr. James Goad, MD

Dr. James Goad, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

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Dr. James Goad, MD is a general surgery specialist in Loxahatchee, FL and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Goad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Goad "James Goad, MD graduated from the University of Arkansas and went on to pursue a career as a general surgeon. Continuing his education, he completed his internship and residency at Louisiana State University New Orleans.Dr. Goad is certified to perform a wide range of surgeries and strives to provide quality care to each patient."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Goad "The Center for Advanced Surgical Care is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care with the expertise of highly-skilled physicians utilizing leading-edge technology. We are one of the few places in the country that provides a wide range of standard and complex minimally invasive surgical treatment options for patients."

8  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

100  Conditions Treated

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50  Procedures

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 4/11/2014
    Amount or Range: $1,000,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: PALM BEACH COUNTY
    State: 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.


  • Arkansas State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Louisiana State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Louisiana State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Caduceus Club Community Service Award,
  • Caduceus Club Alumni Assoication Board of Directors,
  • Aesculapian Society Outstanding Intem, 1997
  • Caduceus Club Outstanding Senior Medical Student,
  • Aesculapian Society Resident of the year, 2002
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. James Goad, MD
I would absolutely recommend Dr Goad to my friends, family or anyone looking for a highly skilled surgeon with exceptional bedside manner. I think he’s the best out there (I had two other surgical consults). Dr Goad performed my hernia surgery 2/2017 & when I needed my gallbladder removed this...Read More
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Patricia Amoroso in FL – Sep 20, 2018
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Would not recommend. Saw him for a buttock issue. After first surgery issue soon returned, after second surgery it returned again. This was just within several months. Turned out he gave the wrong diagnosis. I finally saw a specialist who told me what it actually was and he removed it - one time,...Read More
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Mar 26, 2018
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Dr. Was great BUT office clueless. My daughter has a cyst on her spleen, she called the office to make an appointment and told them what she was coming for AND had her films sent to him. She arrives, fills out the papers sees three medical assistants who all ask her why she’s there, in walks the...Read More
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Ft Lauderdale, FL – Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. James Goad is by far the best I have come across , he's is all and more of what a patient expects from a Dr , the knowledge , caring and understanding are over the top after years of suffering thanks to him my quality of life is better than in my younger years , simply amazing !!!
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Luisa Selva in West palm beach , Fl – Aug 02, 2017
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I had my surgery today, and I was very pleased with his confidence and trust!! I'm very blessed been under care of dr James goad !! Thank you
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Mileydys in West Palm Beach, FL – Jul 22, 2017
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