Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
(18)
Save
Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 13 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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Blackmon's experience treating your condition or procedure

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

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
  • 2005
    Methodist Hospital,The
    Residency Hospital
    2005
  • 2003
    Atlanta Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    2003
  • 2001
    University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School
    2001
  • 1999
    Atlanta Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1999
  • 1994
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
    Medical School
    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%
(0)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Blackmon?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Blackmon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD
Reply
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 !!!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD?
Reply
She is a very confident with excellent experience in minimal invasive sugery.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Blackmon?

Locations

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Blackmon treats patients.

Learn more