Dr. Lourdes Santiago, MD

Dr. Lourdes Santiago, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
51 y/o
(32)

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Lourdes T Santiago, M.D. received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and completed her internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of South Florida. Dr. Santiago also completed both a fellowship and research fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of South Florida. An advocate for education, Dr. Santiago gives regular presentations on the topics of colon and rectal cancers, including education reaching the Spanish-speaking population. Dr. Santiago is a proud Veteran, having served as a Major in the United States Army.

Colon & Rectal Surgery

1305 S Fort Harrison Ave Ste A

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)

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Dr. Santiago's Experience

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Dr. Santiago's 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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Proctology
  • Surgery
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Empyema
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Colectomy

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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

  • Ponce School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University South Florida College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Santiago has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Petersburg General Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Santiago's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santiago to family and friends
3.8
based on 32 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Santiago's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Saint Petersburg, FL |
I had to have a hemorrhoidectomy. Dr Santiago made it a better experience than it should have been. She advised that I try other treatment first to avoid surgery at my age. It was clear that she had my best interest in mind instead of going straight to surgery. She makes you feel so comfortable through the entire experience.
in Port Richey, FL |
Extremely professional and thorough. She is a wonderful Doctor with outstanding bedside manner. Really takes time to listen to the patient. She is always quick to follow-up and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!
in Tampa, FL |
I was in a lot of pain and unsure what was happening with my body. I went to 3 different doctors and I was getting frustrated when I was referred to Dr. Santiago. She saw me pretty quickly and was so warm and informative. She explained that I had a fistula and an abscess, which needed surgery. She performed a colonoscopy, I did a blood test, and she performed the surgery that same week as our initial visit. She is an exceptional doctor, I feel blessed to have seen her.
in ST PETERSBURG. FL |
SHE MAKES U FEEL SO AT EASE AS SOON AS SHE WALKS IN THE DOOR. HER MANOR OF TELLING U WHAT TO EXPECT & WHAT SHE NEEDS TO DO, IS AWESOME. & WITH DR SANTIAGOS PERSONALITY COMBINED WITH HER DR SKILLS, I WOULD DO A COMMERCIAL TO TELL EVERYBODY, GO TO DR SANTIAGO. FRIEND FOR LIFE. LOVE HER
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Dr. Santiago accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Select
    Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage - Chronic Complete HMO-SNP
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Santiago has admitting privileges

St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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