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Thoracic Surgery | Female

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.

Biography

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Blackmon is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital and Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus.

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Dr. Blackmon's Performance
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    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Blackmon's 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.

Dr. Blackmon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Dysplasia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • 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
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoma
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University Rollins School Of Public Health

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Atlanta Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Atlanta Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

    Methodist Hospital,The

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center,The

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

    Graduated in 2001

  • Other Education
    Emory University-M.P.H.

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Invasive Pulmonology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Biopsy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Respiratory Management
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy