Dr. Sohrab Afshari, MD

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Age 67
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Dr. Sohrab Afshari, MD
Dr. Sohrab Afshari, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Jacksonville, FL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Afshari is affiliated with Memorial Hospital and Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside.

2311 University Blvd W

Jacksonville, FL 32217

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Dr. Sohrab Afshari, MD

Dr. Sohrab Afshari, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Afshari has 30 years of surgical experience in abdominal, endocrine and cancer surgery. Combined with the leading edge knowledge of surgical educator at University of Florida and a heart-felt compassionate and caring attitude, Dr. Afshari delivers the best outcomes.
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Dr. Afshari's Experience

Dr. Afshari's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Shiraz University
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Jacksonville Health Ed Program University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jacksonville Health Ed Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Afshari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Afshari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afshari to family and friends
based on 77 total reviews (36 with comments)
Dr. Afshari's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (36)
Jacksonville, Florida |
I had a great experience with his office, interactions with the doctor himself, and during the procedure. The staff was well organized even through hurricane delays and interruptions. The doctor's manner is warm, genuine, and calming, and he did a good job explaining the procedure to me. My surgery went off as well as could be expected, and he showed continuing concern and attention afterwards. Highly recommended.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I found Dr. Afshari to be a competent, concerned surgeon. At the pre-operative visit he thoroughly explained my condition and the required surgical procedure. He kept me and my family informed during the surgical process. He showed care and compassion during my entire surgical and treatment process.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I just want to say Thank you Dr. Afshari for saving my life after a complicated surgery. You are a great doctor, and a compassionate human being. Today I wake up thanking you for everything you have done for me. I get to smile again and enjoy time with my family. Thank you once more, and many thanks to your great staff !
in Jacksonville, FL |
This is the most compassionate surgeon ever. I first went to Dr. Afshari 28 years ago and would not be alive if it wasn't for him and would recommend him to anyone having surgery. The first time I met Dr. Afshari he made me so at ease, listened and explained everything so that I would understand. The office staff he has is amazing. I am very blessed to have him as my Doctor.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I would highly recommend Dr Afshari. Once discussing my surgery, i felt comfortable and following the surgery I was pleased with minimal pain and discomfort. Excellent doctor.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Afshari recently performed the robotic Da Vinci Surgery to remove my Gallbladder. I am very satisfied with the outcome and I trusted Dr. Afshari from day one. He initially took the wait and see approach before making the final decision to remove my gallbladder. That approach made me trust him even more. Dr. Afshari was very professional, compassionate and made me feel very comfortable through the whole process. His staff was friendly and professional and I would Highly recommend Dr. Afshari.
in Jacksonville, FL |
On May 03, 2017 Dr. Afshari performed surgery on a hernia on my side. This is the 3rd surgery I have under gone with Dr. Afshari as the surgeon. Both he and his staff makes you feel as if you are their only patient. They take wonderful care in re-gaurds to making you feel comfortable and informed in all medical decisions being made. Wonderful bed side manners all the way around and keep up to date with you ensuring comfortable healing during post operation.
in St Augustine |
Dr Afshari is a very straight forward, caring, and easy to talk to doctor who is honest with your diagnosis. He is a very good surgeon who takes great effort to keep you informed about your progress. He performed surgery on a rare skin cancer, Merkel Cell, and removed all with the surgery. He and his staff are fantastic and are there for you. Thanks
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Afshari is an EXCELLENT doctor, very caring, professional and great surgeon. I would send anyone in my family or friends to him.
Jacksonville, FL |
I met Dr. Afshari, a couple years back when he did my surgery. I would say I wouldn't trust anyone else with procedures other than him he knows exactly what he is doing, and how to make you feel comfortable. He has a great staff behind him as well. I would HIGHLY recommended him!!
in Jacksonville, FL |
Great surgeon and wonderful staff.
in Jacksonville, FL |
The front office staff are always smiling and friendly. Dr. Afshari could not be more compassionate and caring of his patients. He listens to your concerns and treats you with respect.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Afshari has operated on me 2 times, once years ago for a hernia that never came back. And once recently. He has a friendly staff and the doctor himself is very personable, he made me feel at ease and I would recommend him to anyone including my family.
in jacksonville, fl |
We love DR. Afshari, he is so kind and caring will always recommend him
in Jacksonville, Fl |
I love the atmosphere in the office (With the doctor and the staff). Everyone was sweet and friendly. The wait time was excellent. This has been the only doctor's office I have been taken to the back both times I was there in less than 5 minutes. Not only that, This is the only office that the doctor came in the room within 5 minutes or less after being called back into the room. EXCELLENT
in Palm Coast, FL |
I traveled an hour away from Palm Coast, FL to Jacksonville, so that Dr. Afshari could perform my surgery, and it was worth it. Great surgeon. I'm not looking forward to having another surgery, but if need be, I'll go back to Dr. Afshari.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I went for a simple site robotic surgery, but, got complicated due to a focal mucosal necrosis, thanks God my surgeon was Dr. Afshari, he is very knowledge and has about 37 years experience. When you talked to him, you can see he loves his profession. He is kind, he treats you with respect and takes the extra step to explain everything to you. Thanks Dr. Ahshari and your staff for everything.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I would highly recommend this surgeon. He took the time to explain the procedure to me and did a fine job with the surgery and follow up. He is a credit to the medical care field.
in Orange Park, FL |
Dr. Afshari knew right away of my condition. After a few routine tests it was confirmed that my thyroid was bad. Dr. Afshari took care of it quickly and now because of him I feel 100% better. He absolutely cares about each patient and it shows . I would gladly recommend Dr. Afshari 100% . The care and treatment I received by Dr. Afshari and his staff was top notch .
in Jacksonville, FL |
I absolutely love him to death he is so sweet and caring and take this time to explain everything he is amazing!! ?????
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Afshari performed my surgery and got me back on my feet with a minimal disruption to my usual routine.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Outstanding Doctor and Staff, from my first appointment to post ops. Dr Afshari is very warm and knows how to make you feel very at ease at an uneasy time. While performing my 'routine' hernia surgery he encountered a problem from a previous surgery (different doctor, different type surgery) and took care of it while he was there. Thank you so much for everything Dr Afshari and your wonderful staff, I'll be sure to recommend you to anyone in need of a surgeon.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Afshari came highly recommended by my doctor's office. He removed my gallbladder about 3 weeks ago by single site robotic surgery through my belly button. He guided me through the entire process professionally and made me feel safe and comfortable. I have no scar and he was actually able to fix a small hernia in my belly button I developed during a previous pregnancy. I am so happy with my results and I will be seeing Dr. Afshari for any future surgeries.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I think Dr. Afshari is the greatest Doctor I ever had. He is kind and tells you just how it is. Does not sugarcoat it. His staff is the best in the world. I would recommend him to anyone. Suzanne Blanton
in Jacksonville, FL |
I was rather surprised that a physician who is in such high demand still maintained high levels of respect by being patient, kind, thorough, and extremely considerate. I went in to have an umbilical hernia repair and Dr Afshari made every moment comfortable for me. His staff was also very accommodating and their levels of sincerity and professionalism left a lasting impression. I sincerely thank them for taking such great care of me. Dawn
in Jacksonville, FL |
I was diagnosed about eight months ago with a type of breast cancer, that didn't show up on the normal tests. Dr. Afshari's persuaded me to have a biopsy. It is an understatement to say I was shocked when the biopsy came back stage three lobular carcinoma. Because of Dr. A's surgery I was deemed cancer free. I still went through chemo & am starting radiation shortly just to make sure nothing is hiding anywhere. I am so grateful for Dr. A, his expertise & dedication. God truly blessed me.
in Jacksonville, Florida |
When I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer my physician recommended me to Dr. Afshari. He is an excellent Doctor and a great person. He spends time explaining everything to you. Very personable. I recommend him to all of my friends. He also has the best staff that I have met.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Diagnosed with breast cancer. I met with doctor and he suggested mastectomy. I had a implant. What he suggested was skin sparing mastectomy. He removed the tumors,nipple,areola and fat. Saved the implant and used existing skin to cover the implant. He did a totally fantastic job. Surgery performed on 13June, 2016
in Jacksonville, FL |
Once again, my experience with Dr. Sohrab Afshari has gone beyond my belief. Many years ago I was in a serious accident and to my great fortune Dr. Afshari was the doctor on call in the Trauma Unit. I believe without question that I own my life to God and Dr. Afshari. Since that time (over 20 years) if I or any member of my family needed surgery, we went to Dr. Afshari. Recently I had a friend that needed surgery. I recommended Dr. Afshari and offered to go with him. We were astounded that
in Jacksonville, FL |
Very professional and accurate at his procedures
in Jacksonville, FL |
I highly recommend Dr.Afshari, he is very cordial, through, and takes the time needed to explain the procedure along with any associated risks. My surgery went extremely well and the follow up visits were very informative. He sincerely takes an interest in his patients.
in Fleming Island, FL |
Dr. Afshari is extremely personable! Although he performs surgery regularly, he does not forget that you, as the patient, are most likely scared and concerned of the outcome. Dr. Afshari presents both professionalism and trust. He cares about the well-being of his patients. He does not forget that you are an individual with your own concerns and he will readily address them if you bring them to his attention. Do not be scares to discuss any concerns you have as a patient!
in orange , park, fl |
Dr. afshari preformed my husband hernia operation last week and i met him for the first time. He is a fantastic surgeon and doctor and was open and honest with us thru it all. If you need or want a caring doctor/surgeon he is the one you want.If my husband ever needs anothe surgery or i myself should happen to need one i would definately call on Dr. Afshari. Thank-you so much for the awesome care you gave my husband.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Afshari performed a hernia procedure on my son at Memorial Hospital; and I, as his mother, was very disappointed that he did not even bother to come out and speak with his wife after the surgery. Fortunately the nursing staff were very good. May be a good surgeon but his bedside manner is lacking.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Excellent surgeon who is truly concerned about your total well being! Outstanding surgeon and a prince of a man!
in St Augustine, FL |
The only Doctor that would listen to my wife. Saved my life.
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Dr. Afshari accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Ambetter
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Hospitals where Dr. Afshari has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital
3625 University Blvd S
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside
4201 Belfort Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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