Dr. Marilyn Sandford, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 55

  

Dr. Marilyn Sandford, MD is a general surgery specialist in Anchorage, AK. She specializes in general surgery.


Locations

Alaska Breast Care & Surgery

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(907) 562-6262
Alaska Breast Care & Surgery3851 Piper St Ste U462 Anchorage, AK 99508
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I cannot day enough good about my entire experience. Dr Sandford explained everything and even sends chart notes in a few days so you can review. Nancy the nurse is super in the same way. I found all the staff extremely friendly, professional and supportive. I highly recommend Dr Sandford for more reasons than I can list
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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 :)
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Very good doctor, polite staff. They worked with my insurance and were upfront and honest about costs, which I appreciate
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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.
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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.
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The front office Manager was extremely rude, and over charged me for my visit. I won't be coming back here.
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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!
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She was on call and left me for 10 hours before coming back to perform surgery.
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Dr. Sandford accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Allowing an unlicensed individual to practice (8/8/2019)View details
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Alaska
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Breast Care

Breast care includes screening and diagnostic procedures for breast cancer and other breast conditions to allow for prevention or early detection and provide effective treatment if necessary.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandford treats Breast Diseases more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Sandford treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Breast Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandford treats Breast Pain more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Sandford treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Mastodynia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandford treats Mastodynia more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Sandford treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Check Dr. Sandford's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sandford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastodynia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in the importance of patient centered interdisciplinary care for those with breast cancer and other breast concerns.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Virginia Mason Med Center
Residency Hospital

Affiliated Hospitals

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)