Dr. Nathan Bates, MD

Dr. Nathan Bates, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMale

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Nathan Bates, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Orange Park, FL. Dr. Bates has extensive experience in Thoracic Surgical Procedures and Cardiac Surgical Procedures. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital and Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

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Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A.1893 Kingsley Ave Ste A Orange Park, FL 32073
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Dr. Bates' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bates

4.3

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
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Open Heart Surgeon
Dr. Bates performed open heart surgery on my father and I am not be happier with the procedure. Thank you Dr. Bates!
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
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Daddymalu – Mar 09, 2022
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He called me honey when I came out of anesthesia, and called me honey again in front of my husband. I sent him an email 3 days in advance so he would know my concerns but, again with husband present, and the doctor said the email was rambling. He talked about how often he does open heart surgery, and how no one else asked all those questions. He thought something in my email was inappropriate. It was in so far as I said I felt between all these doctors just telling me what to do, where to go, etc, that I felt like a wh*** being passed around a batchelor party. If you don't want me to say that is how I feel - then don't make me feel that way. My husband is more calm than me which is why I asked him along. And the doctor was even worse than I thought. Last thought... they called me the day before my 930am appt to see if I could come in at 8am. I was there. The doctor sauntered in as though it's okay he was 1 hr 8mins late after he/they wanted me to adjust to the earlier time.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pam – May 28, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr Bates, he did bypass surgery on me that saved my life. He is very professional and precise. His staff is very professional and caring also. If there was more than a 5 star rating he would get it.
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
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1 person found this helpful
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Green Cove Springs, FL – Mar 29, 2019
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Dr Bates and his surgical team are simply the best. Dr Bates performed a flawless robotic Mitral valve repair on me. I can't thank Dr Bates and his staff enough for giving me a new lease on life!
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
2 people found this helpful
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jacksonville, FL – Sep 25, 2018
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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 pleasant as possible. You can feel positive of the best possible outcome with Dr Bates in charge.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Karen Cherney in Orange park, florida – Feb 04, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bates

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bates treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bates treats other conditions, please contact the office at (904) 592-4940.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Bates is experienced in the area of Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Bates
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Thoracentesis
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Bates is experienced in the area of Cardiac Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Bates
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Mitral Valve Surgery
Maze Procedure
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Bates' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Bates' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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(904) 788-7025

Dr. Bates accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The highly trained medical professionals and board-certified cardiothoraic surgeons .At Cardiotheoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates work as a team...Read more

Biography

Dr. Nathan Bates provides state of the art surgical procedures including minimally invasive valve surgery and daVinci robotic assisted thoracic surgery....Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston MA
Fellowship Hospital
University of Kentucky - Lexington KY
Residency Hospital
University of Kentucky - Lexington KY
Internship Hospital
Wright State University School of Medicine - Dayton OH
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Nathan Bates, MD?

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Does Dr. Nathan Bates, MD offer telehealth services?

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Does Dr. Nathan Bates, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Nathan Bates, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bates frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures and Cardiac Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Bates specializes.

Where is Dr. Nathan Bates, MD's office located?

Dr. Bates' office is located at 1893 Kingsley Ave Ste A, Orange Park, FL 32073. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital

Orange Park, FL

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

HCA Florida Memorial Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)