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 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

(507) 284-2808

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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Top Care Areas

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Bronchoscopy
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackmon "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."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Invasive Pulmonology

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dysplasia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Tumor
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoma
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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48  Procedures

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Background Check

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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)

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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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Joseph in Andover, MN – Jul 02, 2018
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She is a very confident with excellent experience in minimal invasive sugery.
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Jun 19, 2018
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