Dr. Lea Blackwell, MD

Dr. Lea Blackwell, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 43
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lea Blackwell, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Cape Coral, FL. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Blackwell is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital.

1206 Country Club Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Contact Information

(239) 574-7454

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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 Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.

Education

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Charity Hospital and Medical Center Of La At No
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Charity Hospital and Medical Center Of La At No
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blackwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackwell to family and friends
4.5
based on 20 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Blackwell's 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 (8)
fort myers |
Dr. Blackwell came into my 79 year old mothers hospital room while I was there and was the rudest, condescending doctor I have ever met in my life. You wait for doctors to come in so you can ask questions. She made us feel our questions were stupid and told us she was busy because she had 50 other patients and gave me the exact minutes which was under 10 she had for each patient. I fired her and asked for another doctor. She may be a good surgeon but I wouldn't let her treat my goldfish.
in Ft Myers, FL |
Fantastic and caring doctor.
in Lehigh Acres, FL |
Consummate professional, expert in her field. Dr. Blackwell saved me from myself. I was stuck on stupid and in denial regarding what I thought was a benign mass, I was wrong. Kind, compassionate, empathetic, not enough words to describe Dr. Blackwell. Need surgery, cannot go wrong, in very good and capable hands. thank You Dr. Blackwell
in Cape Coral, FL |
Dr Blackwell is excellent in her chosen speciality of surgery..She is particularly knowledgeable in the area of my need...She is extremely kind and caring...I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Blackwell to family and friends.
in Ft Myers, Fl |
Dr Blackwell removed a cancerous lump from my breast. I found her to be extremely compassionate, comforting & took all the time you needed to answer all questions & called immediately with pathology results. I highly recommend her!
Germantown, MD |
Dr. Blackwell was all around the best dr! She was constantly supportive and you can tell she really cares!! I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you Dr. Blackwell!
Naples, FL |
Dr. Blackwell made me feel at ease before, during, and after my procedure. She explains everything thoroughly and is supportive and encouraging, which is just what I needed during the scary time of a double lumpectomy.
in Cape Coral, FL |
I would never recommend Dr. Blackwell to anyone. She was curt, and, undoubtedly the rudest doctor that I have ever had to see. She reduced me to tears and I could not get out of her office fast enough. I was sent to see her by my surgeon for a consultation and, by the time I left, she attempted to take over as my surgeon, and, went so far as to make an appointment with another specialist, (without my knowledge) leading the specialist's office staff to believe that she was my surgeon.
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Dr. Blackwell accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Blackwell has admitting privileges

Lee Memorial Hospital
2776 Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Cape Coral Hospital
636 Del Prado Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
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