Dr. Sanda Tan, MD

Dr. Sanda Tan, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Sanda Tan, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Emory University in 2001 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

1600 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32610

Contact Information

(352) 265-0535

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Tan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

26  Conditions Treated

35  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

2.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tan to family and friends
18 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Tan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • 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 (6)

I guess I must have had a completely different experience than those leaving a 1 star review. I ended up getting sent up to Shands @UF when my local doctors didn't have the specialty or confidence in their ability to handle my extremely complicated condition. One of the things that has stuck with...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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