Dr. John Issis, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. John Issis, MD
Dr. John Issis, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Bessemer, AL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Issis is affiliated with UAB Hospital.

Surgery South, LLC

985 9th Ave SW Ste 507

Bessemer, AL 35022

Contact Information

(205) 481-7485

Dr. John Issis, MD

Dr. John Issis, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Issis' Experience

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Dr. Issis' 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 General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
72

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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 Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • 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
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Carraway Meth Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Meridia Huron Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Metrohealth St Luke's Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Issis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Issis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Issis to family and friends
4.8
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Issis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Calera, AL |
Dr. Moeliinger removed my thyroid, and Dr. Issis removed my appendix a year later. Hands down the BEST doctors. Both doctors went ABOVE and BEYOND. Excellent communication skills, and superb bedside manners. Cannot say one thing bad, just Excellent doctors.
in Birmingham, AL |
Terrific doctor! I can't say enough great things about Dr. Issis. He removed my gallbladder a couple of weeks ago & I didn't realize how much pain I was in prior until now. He took his time explaining everything to me. I was referred to him by a nurse friend & to be honest I was hesitant at first bc I typically go to St Vincent's for everything. However, I'd absolutely go to Med West again. Everyone I dealt with from the nurses to the radiology techs were so kind & helpful. Wonderful experience!
in Kingsport, TN |
Dr. Issis agreed to see me on very short notice I had seen a doctor in the Bristol TN area. He had me so confused and worried. Dr. Issis could not even make sense of the report I had been given so he took the time to personal review my films. He assured me everything was ok and was even able to help explain why I was having the problems. I would highly recommend the 7 hour drive to see him.
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Dr. Issis accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Issis has admitting privileges

UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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