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About Dr. Nathan R Bates

Dr. Nathan R Bates, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Jacksonville, FL, with other offices in Jacksonville, FL and Jacksonville, FL . He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Nathan R Bates is Good. Dr. Nathan R Bates has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Nathan R Bates is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgical

1824 King St Ste 200
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Cardio Thoracic And Vascular Surgical Associates

3599 University Blvd S Ste 602
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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CARDIOTHORACIC & VASCULAR SURGICAL ASSOCIATES

836 Prudential Dr Ste 200
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Specialties

Dr. Nathan R Bates has the following 3 specialties

  • Surgery
  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Nathan R Bates has the following 5 expertise

  • Vascular Malformations
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins

Board Certifications

Dr. Nathan R Bates is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Mixed bag

This is a mixed review, and I guess it depends on your personal expectations. Dr. Bates and his team are excellent at conducting advanced robotic surgery. He came highly recommended as one of the best surgeons in northern Florida for this type of procedure. In my case it was to remove my right lower lobe in my lung for a cancerous tumor and pull out lymph nodes for staging. The surgery and the hospital stay went well. However, Dr. Bates isn’t an overly communicative guy, so if you’re expecting a doctor to spend more than 5 minutes with you, be forewarned. Moreover, his staff was uncooperative and rude when I was trying to hear or receive biopsy results. Dr. Bates said he’d have results within a week after my surgery, but his staff seemed to think it was okay for me to wait almost a month to hear the results when I starting calling 8 days after my surgery. First, they said he was on vacation and they couldn’t give the results out. Nothing more. Then when I called after he returned from vacation they said he’s busy, but you can come up here (50 miles away) and get a copy, but we won’t send them to you. Why didn’t they tell me this a week earlier? As it turns out they’d already sent the results to my GP, 3 miles away 10 days before this, but didn’t bother to tell me that either and I only found out when I looked at the report. I could have had the results much earlier with no skin off their nose. I understand they’re busy, but so am I, and my time should be equally valuable as theirs. Their attitude sucks and I would have expected more compassion and cooperation when dealing with a lung cancer patient. I had my follow up with Dr. Bates PA Craig three weeks after the surgery. I had a decent sized lump/swelling near one of the surgical sites, and when I asked about it he said “Hum, that’s odd. Wait a month and if it doesn’t go down we’ll need to do some tests”. I had the tests done via MD Anderson since I’m seeing them now, and as it turns out they broke two ribs during my surgery. Keep in mind Craig was looking (or supposed to be) at chest Xrays I had handed to them for my appointment. Not sure how this was missed, and granted there’s not much that can be done, but it would have been helpful to know I had two broken ribs and reassurance that was “all” that was going on. A bit more care and a few more minutes for the follow up should have clarified this, but instead I had to wait another month and a different organization for answers.

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Thorough and Concerned

I have had surgery twice with Dr. Bates. Once for a pulmonary wedge for lung cancer and once for implantation of a port for chemotherapy. He is meticulous, thorough, and considerate of his patients. Dr. Bates and his staff are the best.

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Four Stars

If it wasn't for him, my guy would never had made it through.He and his staff are the best!!

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Four Stars

Absolutely no nonsense, down to business all the way. Very capable resulting in a wonderful outcome.

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Office front desk staff is unprrofessional and disrespectful. Doctor is unapproachable with issues that evolved after surgery. He was rude to my son when we inquired about a solution to the botched surgery he did. Dr. Nathan Bates performed and unnecessary surger on my son to collect from the insurance company. He will not allow us to have a conference to ease the situation. My son will never be the same. Do not allow this doctor to treat you or your family.

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  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Nathan R Bates accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • AvMed Engage
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Carelink HMO
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS

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