Dr. Lance Shoemaker, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Shoemaker
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Riverside Surgical Associates

3545 Olentangy River Rd Ste 525 Columbus, OH 43214

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(614) 261-1900

Dr. Lance Shoemaker, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shoemaker to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shoemaker is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Shoemaker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shoemaker treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Abdominoplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shoemaker performs Abdominoplasty more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shoemaker performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shoemaker performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shoemaker performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shoemaker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Choice Care PPO

Dr. Shoemaker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shoemaker

4.0

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(10)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
20%
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I have never encountered such a rude Dr in my life. Dr. Shoemaker was frowning my entire appointment and was extremely condescending. I literally asked the office lady to place me with a kind and caring Dr and she put me with this guy! He did not answer any of my questions, never smiled once. Spoke in a very condescending tone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 19, 2019
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Dr. Shoemaker is very arrogant and rude. I am quite sure he is very busy...as we all are at our jobs. However I heard he was a good surgeon so when he happened to be the one to perform my sons appendectomy that day I was grateful. But then my sons routine surgery resulted in unusual LARGE bruising and unusual complications. I will never take myself or my family to RMH again. An unfortunate bad experience all the way around.
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Apr 03, 2019
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Arrogant, not customer/patient oriented/friendly, not at all comforting, apparently doesn’t realize who is paying his bills! Absolutely no bedside manners! May have learned how to complete a surgery but certainly needs to review ppl skills 101 or at least learn to keep his attitude at home. I didn’t select him, he happen to be the doctor on duty for an emergency surgery (partner of the surgeon I selected, which now would make me rethink that selection).
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Dr. Shoemaker is amazing! I had hernia surgery in June and feel like I have my life back. His bedside manner is wonderful. He listens and cares. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
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Melissa in Galena, OH – Sep 24, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Shoemaker for a minor yet painful affliction by my physician at 330 pm on a Monday. I needed an outpatient surgical procedure to correct the situation and my primary did no surgery. His office said come by ASAP. He and his team stayed late and I was home by 630 pm.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Joe in Columbus, OH – Sep 19, 2017
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Dr. Shoemaker is very much in demand as any patient could tell by his rushed mannerisms and packed waiting room. In fact, I almost didn't have surgery because of his lack of "bedside manner." (per say). But I am glad I finally decided to trust him and scheduled my Sigmoid Colon resection by him. He is an excellent surgeon and I don't know that I would be alive today without him. While he was doing my surgery he also repaired a hole in my bladder (that even a urologist swore was not there!).
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T. Webb in Dublin, OH – Aug 24, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Lance Shoemaker, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Lance Shoemaker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shoemaker frequently treats Intestinal Obstruction, Abdominoplasty, and Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shoemaker treats.

Where is Dr. Lance Shoemaker, MD's office located?

Dr. Shoemaker's office is located at 3545 Olentangy River Rd Ste 525, Columbus, OH 43214. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Riverside Surgical Associates

Women Physicians in Obgyn Inc3545 Olentangy River Rd Ste 525 Columbus, OH 43214
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shoemaker is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Riverside Methodist Hospital

Columbus, OH

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)