Dr. Nathan Bates, MD

Dr. Nathan Bates, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nathan Bates, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Orange Park, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates

1893 Kingsley Ave Ste A

Orange Park, FL 32073
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Bates' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bates "Dr. Bates is the Medical Director of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Orange Park Medical Center. He provides state of the art surgical procedures including minimally invasive valve surgery and daVinci robotic assisted thoracic surgery. In January 2011, Dr. Bates performed the 1st robotic lobectomy with complete lymph node dissection in northeast Florida and S.E. Georgia and is currently the most experienced and only thriving robotic thoracic surgeon in the region. In December 2010, Dr. Bates founded the Cardiothoracic Surgery program at Orange Park Medical Center. Upon completion of his training at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in 12/07, he joined Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates in Jacksonville. Dr. Bates is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bates "The highly trained medical professionals and board-certified cardiothoraic surgeons .At Cardiotheoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates work as a team to ensure each patient recieves the medical care they need."

4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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73  Procedures

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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.


  • Wright State University School of Medicine - Dayton OH
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Kentucky - Lexington KY
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Kentucky - Lexington KY
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston MA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Nathan Bates, MD
Dr. Bates and his OR team did a beautiful job replacing my husband's aortic valve. His recovery has been rapid. The entire team approach is superb, and the back up by the Cardiovascular ICU staff was beyond compare. One can never be said to "enjoy" a surgical procedure, but this team makes it as...Read More
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Alan DiMaio-Leach – Sep 10, 2018
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I was transferred from another hospital where I was septic and wasn't expected to live. I had a very bad blood infection and it went to my heart. This excellent Dr replaced an infected heart valve and did by-pass to my heart also. He SAVED my life!
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Alice in Satsuma, FL – Aug 25, 2018
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He came highly recommended to me. He took his time and explained my situation and the procedure he was going to do and answered all my questions. My bypass surgery was a complete success.
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Orange Park, FL – May 14, 2017
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A perfectionist on a mission to save lives. He saved the love of my life.
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Karen Cherney in Orange park, florida – Feb 04, 2016
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