Dr. Sanda Tan, MD

Dr. Sanda Tan, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Sanda Tan, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Gainesville, FL. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Uf Health Shands Hospital.

1600 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32610

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • 6 More

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Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 92% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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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.

Education

  • Harvey Mudd College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Emory University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tan to family and friends
2.5
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Tan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Lady Lake, FL |
Dr Tan is arrogant, dismissive of patient concerns, She comes across as uncaring and with having no empathy. I doubt that she makes herself totally aware of her patient's history because she asks things already explained and documented in the chart and recommends a course of action already attempted and failed. She not only doesn't listen well, apparently she doesn't read either! And she has her staff respond to patient questions, not bothering herself. She may know surgery, but nothing about us
Ocala, FL |
I gave 1 star because I had to. Dr. Tan always has no compassion nor bedside manner and rushes to get through her appointments. She's lost sight of why she became a doctor. She doesn't ask the patient about their concerns and she talks but doesn't listen. She's disconnected and abrupt, forgetting we're people and not charts. She gives basic explanations (if at all) and is disconnected. Find a doctor who still cares about you as a person, not another surgical patient!
Gainesville, Fl |
This Dr has a PC driven agenda of her own. In her rank it's very apparent there is no one there to rein her in and remind her of who pays for her golf lessons. She will throw aside your quality of life concerns to make her agenda as she see's fit. I would not allow her to operate on me if I were dying-much less able to make the decision by myself. Lack of concern for the patient with no "bedside manner" whatsoever makes this person a robot who has forgotten her obligation to her patients.
My daughter had perirectal abscess surgery in June. Was in hospital for 3 days seen Dr. once after surgery and not before discharge. Was sore in Sept. and given antibiotics. Called end of Feb. with blood in stool, given appt. 2 weeks later. At appt. scheduled for MRI on March 22. Her office called later that day to say there was an abscess and Dr. Tan scheduled surgery for April 4. No discussion of what kind of surgery, how long in hospital. Has not contacted her since. 7 days til next surgery.
in Gainesville, FL |
experienced much satisfaction in the extensive surgery performed by doctor....maintained confidence throughout hospital stay and rehab due to Dr. Tan's expertise.
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Dr. Tan accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Tan has admitting privileges

Uf Health Shands Hospital
1600 South West Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610
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