Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder, MD



General Surgery     -  Florida,  Saint Petersburg

 Overview

Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder, MD works in Saint Petersburg, Florida is a specialist in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and graduated Cornell University in 1985. Dr. Gelder is affiliated with Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute and practicing for 32 years

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 Experience and Qualifications

 Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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 Conditions

  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cholesterol Diseases
  • Chronic Headache
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Coloboma of Iris
  • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 6
  • Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
  • Cough Headache
  • Cranial CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Endocarditis
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Indigo Laser Treatment
  • Memory Disorders
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurological Muscle Weakness
  • No-Needle, No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Pelvic Relaxation
  • Photosensitivity
  • Pneumonia
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Wrist Cyst
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 Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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 Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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 Years Since Graduation

  • 32
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 State License

  • Florida
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 Background Check

Informations for Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder, MD are not present.
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 Education & Training

Medical School


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, USA

Graduated: 1985

Residency Hospitals


Emory University

Atlanta, GA, USA

Year completed: 1989 Emory University Affil Hosps Atlanta, GA, USAYear completed: 1990 University of Florida Gainesville, FL, United StatesYear completed: 1991

Fellowship Hospital


University Fla

Gainesville, FL, USA

Year completed: 1992

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 Awards

1   AMA
2   ACC
3   ACS
4   ACCP
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 Dr. Gelder Ratings

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 Office Locations


Primary location

 Cardiac Surgical Associates

6006 49th Street North Suite 310
Florida (FL)
Saint Petersburg,
33709

  (727) 527-9779

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes
* Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.
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 Map & Directions



Cardiac Surgical Associates, 6006 49th Street North Suite 310, Saint Petersburg, Florida (FL), 33709



6006 49th Street North Suite 310, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 33709


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 Insurances Accepted (check insurance plans)

  • Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Care HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Select
  • BlueDental Choice
  • CHAMPVA
  • Choice Care PPO
  • Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Employer Group PPO
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • GEHA
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Humana
  • LocalPlus
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare MCR
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • National Elevator
  • NetworkBlue
  • Open Access Plus
  • PHCS Network PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Preferred PPO
  • Select HMO
  • Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Wellpath Preferred PPO

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 Affiliated Hospitals





Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute

6000 49th Street North Florida FL, Saint Petersburg, 33709

At Northside Hospital, we are proud to provide our community with the latest technology, delivered by a dedicated team of skilled medical professionals, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, Northside Hospital is a teaching hospital accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for the Internship and Residency Program. Founded in 1976, Northside Hospital & Heart Institute is a 288-bed facility located in the heart of South Pinellas County.At Northside Hospital, you will find many of the advanced capabilities of a large regional medical center, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical services. This unique facility offers highly sophisticated specialties including the Spine Care Center and Northside Imaging Center. In addition, emergency care, critical, intensive, neurointensive care, orthopedics, a wide range of rehabilitative services, plus programs specifically designed for the needs of seniors are available.While Northside Hospital offers the services, specialties and programs you'd expect to find in a large medical center, our special brand of caring is delivered in the comfortable, intimate setting of a neighborhood hospital. Our more than 400 affiliated doctors and highly qualified staff of trained healthcare professionals are among the very best in Florida.At Northside Hospital, we also enjoy strong relationships with the nation's leading health insurance providers. We recognize and honor virtually all group and individual plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. __________________________________________________ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGYNorthside Hospital provides potential emergency room patients average ER wait times, before they make the trip. Patients can text 23000 with the word ER in the text body to find out the wait time from their cell phone.Electronic Health Record (EHR) – With EHR, access to patient health information is simplified and patient safety and quality improved. Our hospitals have brought numerous clinical components for the EHR on-line through major investments in technology. Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) –The PACS system immediately digitizes images such as X-rays, and other scans including CT, MRI and PET, so they can be stored and electronically viewed on screens anywhere. This enables doctors and other health care professionals to access the images, even remotely, and to compare new images with previous images at the touch of a button. Electronic Medication Bar Coding System (eMAR) – We led a national effort to reduce medication errors by placing this system in all of our hospitals. Bar codes on medications are scanned at the patient's bedside, providing our clinical staff with an effective tool to ensure that the right patient receives the right medication at the right time through the right route. __________________________________________________ Accreditations and CertificationsACCREDITED HOSPITAL (JOINT COMMISSION) ACCREDITED CHEST PAIN CENTER WITH PCI (SCPC) CERTIFIED ADVANCED PRIMARY STROKE CENTER (JOINT COMMISSION)


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