Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Emory University Rollins School Of Public Health in 1994 and specializes in thoracic surgery and invasive pulmonology.

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Blackmon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blackmon treats Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Blackmon treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blackmon performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Blackmon performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blackmon performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Blackmon performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Blackmon's conditions and procedures:

Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acidosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Alkalosis
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Asthma
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Autoimmune Diseases
Benign Tumor
Biopsy
Brachytherapy
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiolitis
Bronchitis
Bronchoscopy
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Trauma
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Dysplasia
Emphysema
Empyema
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Esophageal Stricture
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Tumor
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Esophagostomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Fungal Infections
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia
Histoplasmosis
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Interstitial Lung Disease
Laparoscopic Myomectomy
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy, Open
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Lung Abscess
Lung Cancer
Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
Lung Mass
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Nodule
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Resection
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Cancer
Mediastinal Diseases
Mediastinal Tumors
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mediastinoscopy
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Paracentesis
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Partial Lung Collapse
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonia
Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Respiratory Failure
Respiratory Management
Sarcoidosis
Sarcoma
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Shortness of Breath
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Surgical Procedures
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Disorders
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Valley Fever
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Care Philosophy

To deliver timely, patient-directed, evidence-based health care to patients with disease in the chest. I focus on lung and other thoracic tumors, esophageal cancer, and minimally invasive resections.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Invasive Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2005
University Of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center,The
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Methodist Hospital,The
Residency Hospital
2003
Atlanta Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
1999
Atlanta Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Emory University Rollins School Of Public Health
Medical School
1994
Emory University-M.P.H.
2005
2005
2003
2001
1999
1994
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Presentation Award for the American College of Surgeons, Georgia Chapter, 2000
  • Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D. Excellence in Surgery Award, 1998
  • Shining Star Award for Employee Excellence, 2000
  • Department of Surgery and Psychiatry Excellence Award,, 1998
  • Student Presidential Leadership Award, 1998

Dr. Blackmon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blackmon

3.8

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
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1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)

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Excellent doctor. Highly skilled and compassionate. She listened to all my cancer concerns and answered them professionally. Had surgery about a year ago and I'm doing great!!! Thanks Doc !!!
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She is a very confident with excellent experience in minimal invasive sugery.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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