Dr. Marilyn Sandford, MD


General Surgery | Female

Alaska Breast Care & Surgery 3851 Piper St Ste U462 Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
Dr. Marilyn Sandford, MD

Dr. Marilyn Sandford, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Sandford is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Palmer , AK |
I have not had my surgery yet but I cannot say enough about the amazing care I got in my first appointment. From the front desk to Dr. Sandford. This place runs like a well oiled machine and they think of everything! I left feeling like I was exactly where I needed to be. Getting diagnosed with breast cancer is horrible but this is the team you want to have your back! I will add to my review after my surgery :)
Anchorage, AK |
Very good doctor, polite staff. They worked with my insurance and were upfront and honest about costs, which I appreciate
Anchorage, AK |
Dr. Sandford's office was awesome! They got me in right away and even stayed open late to make sure I could be seen the same day I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The office manager was so sweet, she offered me a payment plan for surgery costs so everything was really affordable. I'm incredibly lucky to have them as my doctor's office, I would recommend them without any reservation whatsoever.
in Anchorage, AK |
If you are looking for a physician who will fight for you, Dr. Sandford is your gal! She is knowledgeable, patient, compassionate, driven, and thorough. I have never met a provider as driven as she is to make sure all of her patient's needs are met.
Anchorage, AK |
The front office Manager was extremely rude, and over charged me for my visit. I won't be coming back here.
in Alaska |
Mrs sandford did my prophylactic double mastectomy sept 2015 and didnanfantastic job. All of my appointments with her she took her time and made sure all of my questions were answered and made sure I was comfortable. Surgery went well and I healed up beautifully with in weeks!
in Anchorage, AK |
She was on call and left me for 10 hours before coming back to perform surgery.
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Dr. Sandford's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases


  • Medical School
    U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Virginia Mason Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • General Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Wound Repair