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About Dr. Keith E Sommers
Dr. Keith E Sommers, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Sommers has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Keith E Sommers has the following 2 specialties
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Vascular Malformations
- Varicose Veins
- Diabetes Complications
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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SAved my life. Diagnosed w lung cancer BUT IT WASNT and he caught it. I had an extremely rare pulmonary amyloidoma. Lower left lobe had to go, but I'm approaching year four completely clear. He was coming to Leesburg monthly to meet with new clients/patients. I had the surgery in Tampa. Would NEVER EVER do it any differently. He is also a brilliant cardiologist. If he cannot handle your case, he knows many wonderful Docs and will refer.
Dr. Sommers performed a lobectomy on my father who has lung cancer. After the surgery was complete Dr. Sommers spent 90 seconds explaining how it went to me. I never saw him again. Instead, he sent in his NP, Jessica Bauman, who was not only rude but didn’t explain anything either. It took them over a week to get back to us with the results. At that time, they confirmed that the lung cancer was small cell, an aggressive form of cancer. My father later met with an oncologist and she revealed that small cell lung cancer should NEVER be operated on and can actually be detrimental to his treatment. Dr. Sommers should have never operated without knowing what type of cancer we were dealing with. I'm sure knowing that he was paid handsomely and can feed his ego with another surgery under his belt helps him sleep at night though. Completely unethical.
I had a thymectomy using the Davinchi robot with Dr Sommers. He removed my thymus that contained a bad parathyroid gland that had been causing me years of grief. I had 3 tiny incisions that look great only 7 weeks later. I was so scared to have chest surgery but it was a very easy recovery compared to some other surgeries I have had previously. I was out in my yard pulling weeds 2 weeks after my surgery. I needed no pain pills after 7 days. I am now exercising and feel great! Dr Sommers has a wonderful bedside manner and is very friendly. His office staff was great too. I highly recommend him!
My mother had a lobectomy in 2010, thankfully we found Dr. Sommers, he is, hands down, the absolute most fantastic surgeon ever! He is compassionate, explains all possible outcomes thoroughly with an exceptional bedside manner. Unfortunate for Moffitt that he is no longer with them, however, I am happy to see he is still in the area. His team was fabulous as well. Joe Garret, is exceptional, and just as knowledgable. Hope to see them together again. Highly recommend him, and willing to bet he is the best in Florida, if not the entire country. Thank you for saving my mom! :) she is doing awesome!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
32 Years Experience
University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Dr. Keith E Sommers accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
- Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsKeith Eric Sommers Md, 4007 N Taliaferro Ave, Tampa, FL
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