Dr. Snell Fontus, MD

Dr. Snell Fontus, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Snell Fontus, MD is a general surgery specialist in Springfield, OR and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

1881 2nd St Ste 201

Springfield, OR 97477

Contact Information

(541) 684-4716

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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

Ulcer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
normal
more than 77% of peers
Appendicitis
normal
more than 75% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

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44  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2/15/2017
    Amount or Range: $1,000,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: 82 year-old male patient presented to the emergency department on 10/04/2013, with abdominal symptoms felt to be a perforated distal gastric ulcer and Insured performed surgery that same day. The patient subsequently died on 8/13/2015. The estate is alleging injuries caused during surgery were a substantial factor is causing the patient's death.
    State: Oregon
1 Sanction
  • Unknown (12/12/2017)
    Action Taken: License Restricted
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Oregon
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Hawaii
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Hawaii
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Fontus has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Fontus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fontus' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fontus to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Fontus' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I need an emergency gallbladder surgery. Dr. Fontus calmly and clearly explained the procedure, and then performed impeccable surgery. His bedside manner, demeanor, and all-around nice-guy-ness was indispensable in my treatment and Recovery. I could not recommend a doctor more highly.
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