Dr. Michael McLaughlin, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. McLaughlin

Surgical Specialists of Central Brevard, PA

1980 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

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(321) 783-8400

Dr. Michael McLaughlin, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Cocoa Beach, FL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cape Canaveral Hospital and Rockledge Regional Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McLaughlin to book an appointment.

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Dr. McLaughlin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Biopsy of Breast
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLaughlin performs Biopsy of Breast more than 96% of his peers

Dr. McLaughlin performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLaughlin performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 86% of his peers

Dr. McLaughlin performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McLaughlin performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 86% of his peers

Dr. McLaughlin performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal

Dr. McLaughlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Aspiration of Breast Cysts
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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
  • Empyema
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • 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
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • 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, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Resection for Pulmonary Neoplasia
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. McLaughlin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Health First Health Plans
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Managed Care (Non-HMO)
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Mutual of Omaha
MVP Health Care
National Elevator
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
POMCO Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wells Fargo Insurance

Dr. McLaughlin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McLaughlin

4.7

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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(37)
4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Wait times (36)
  • Appointment scheduling (35)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (35)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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He gave me infection I will not go to him ever
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Donna – Dec 19, 2020
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Dr. McLaughlin is a very compassionate doctor. He takes time to answer all your questions and puts you at ease. He cares about the patient and always takes time to listen. I trust him with my life. I highly recommend Dr. McLaughlin to anyone. There is no one better!
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
No results
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Linda in Merritt Island – Mar 24, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Michael McLaughlin since he began his practice. He has always been the most thoughtful, considerate, and trustworthy doctor you could ever have. He always took the time to answer any questions I might have and was always there to reassure me. He is someone you trust completely. When my daughter moved to another state he took the time to call and give her advice after a busy day of seeing patients and I will never forget his act of kindness. He is one of the best!
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
No results
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Judy in Cocoa, Fl – Mar 23, 2018
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I had an arm mass excised by Dr. Mclaughlin. I cannot say enough about how satisfied I about the preop appt., surgery, the receptionnist, the nurse. Dr. Mclaughlin patiently and clearly explained my procedure at preop visit. During my surgery he clearly explained what he was doing while the sweet nurse was very attentive to me, making sure I was ok. Dr. Mclaughlin is the surgeon to go to if you want a knowledgable, caring, and patient surgeon. I feel blessed to have him as my 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
No results
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Debra Hicks – Mar 20, 2018
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Dr. McLaughlin provided excellent care. He explained what would happen before, during, and after my procedure in a completely understandable manner. His follow up was also very professional and the overall experience and results were excellent
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
No results
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Kenneth Walla in Merritt Island, FL – Mar 16, 2018
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Dr. McLaughlin was an absolute pleasure to deal with. His office staff is extremely nice, appointments were on time, quick, and thorough. He clearly explained the surgery and the recovery steps. I would recommend Dr. McLaughlin to anyone needing 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
No results
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Mar 15, 2018
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A few years ago I was treated by Dr. Mclaughlin and am pleased to share a perfect rating of him and his staff with other patients. In my opinion there are none better.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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Ronald Ruber in Titusville, Fl.. – Mar 03, 2018
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Dr. McLaughlin is an excellent doctor. He is compassionate, caring and easy to talk to. His office staff is exceptional. Highly recommend him to anyone who needs a general surgeon.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Melbourne – Mar 01, 2018
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Unfortunately I had to have my gallbladder removed. Fortunately, I chose Dr. McGlaughlin. He & his office staff were so good to me. The staff was very helpful in scheduling & filing insurance papers for me, not to mention just making me feel like I have known them forever. Dr. McGlaughlin was right there for me when I went through the ER. He came in on a Sunday and did the surgery! I feel better than I have in a long time! Thanks Dr. Mike, I’m proud to call you My surgeon. You’re the best!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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Diane in Cocoa, FL – Feb 26, 2018
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Awesome Doctor and Staff. Very helpful and courteous. I felt like a person and not just another patient. The Doctor listened to me. Rare these days!! I'm a happy healthy person thanks to Dr. McLaughlin!!
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Feb 23, 2018
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Very professional, personable and informative always working to achieve the best outcome for his patients.Over the years Dr. Mike treated my parents, my husband and I, we are confident, his knowledge, experience and compassion have positively impacted results. I would without reservation highly recommend Dr McLaughlin. We are very fortunate to have this skilled professional in our community.
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Sherry Davies in Cocoa fl – Feb 22, 2018
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Dr. McLaughlin is the most trusted physician I could ever imagine having. His knowledge and work are excellent. He found a lump that the mammogram and ultrasound did not see.
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c murphy in merritt island fl – Feb 14, 2018
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My wife was in considerable amount of pain. I called Dr. McLaughlins office the staff worked my wife in as busy as he was. They got her in immediately to see the doctor and he look at her and within 3 days he had her on the operating table to remove the gallbladder. The results has been great and we highly recommend him.
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James Belmarsh in Cape Canaveral, FL – Dec 12, 2017
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I recently had minor surgery done by Dr. McLaughlin. He has done several others (minor) in the past and I would recommend him to anyone. He and his staff are very kind and caring. He is very thorough in anything he does. I give him an A+. PS: he also did surgery on my late husband.
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No results
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Jane Powers in Cocoa – Oct 23, 2017
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Was referred to Dr. McLaughlin by another physician for surgery. When I met with him he said that I didn't need surgery and took it upon himself to review my records with a pathologist and another surgery who concurred with him. Well worth the copay!
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No results
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Kansas City, MO – Sep 02, 2017
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Dr McLaughlin is a excellent doctor , I am a breast cancer patient and I feel I received the best care possible , I trusted him completely . Everything went smoothly and quickly . I would have no other surgeon , he's the best ....Virginia werstler
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Virginia werstler in Titusville, FL – Jul 27, 2017
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Highly recommend Dr McLaughlin and his staff. From the time I called for an appointment, walked into the office, through surgery and follow-up appointments I felt like I was thier #1priority. Thank you Dr McLaughlin and staff for getting me through this very stressed period so quickly. If I ever have a similar issue in the future I would not hesitate to request Dr McLaughlin as my surgeon of choice.
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Kathleen Harris in Melbourne, FL – Jun 09, 2017
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I was referred to Dr. McLaughlin 3 years for Basel Cell Carcinoma surgery. Immediately we were struck by the professional friendliness of his office. Dr. McLaughlin is an outstanding surgeon with a that makes him easy and comfortable to talk to. This January we again saw Dr. McLaughlin. The office staff, again, was efficient, know their patients and warmly greet them by name. An outstanding feature to us was Dr. McLaughlin never overbooks. The wait time is short. Highly recommend..
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George Williams in Cocoa, FL – Feb 17, 2017
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He performed a gallbladder and hernia surgery. Was very professional and trustworthy.
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What could be improved
No results
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Vic in Cocoa, FL – Jan 27, 2017
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I went to Dr. McLaughlin for a surgical consult for my hernia. He was not able to do my surgery because he no longer has access to the hospital that my insurance fits. Yet he gave me sage empathetic advice and directed me to a different physician that he trusts. He and his staff gave me attention, compassion, and time. I would not hesitate what so ever to direct anyone to this caring, compassionate healer.
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No results
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No results
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MICHAEL MONTGOMERY in Rockledge, FL – Nov 04, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael McLaughlin, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Cocoa Beach, FL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

1990
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Orlando Regl Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1985
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1980
Emory University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Surgeons, 2009, 2011
  • Cianna Medical Distinguished Achievement Award for SAVI, 2010

Media & Publications

  • >Thoracoscopic Ablation of Blebs Using PDS-Endoloop in Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothorax Michael J. McLaughlin, M.D. and Bernard H. McLaughlin, M.D., 1991

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What are Dr. Michael McLaughlin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McLaughlin frequently treats Biopsy of Breast, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open, and Port Placements or Replacements. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McLaughlin treats.

Where is Dr. Michael McLaughlin, MD's office located?

Dr. McLaughlin's office is located at 1980 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Surgical Specialists of Central Brevard, PA

Surgical Specialists of Central Brevard, PA1980 N Atlantic Ave Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McLaughlin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cape Canaveral Hospital

Cocoa Beach, FL

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

Rockledge Regional Medical Center

Rockledge, FL

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

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