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Dr. Russell W Novak Is this you?

About Dr. Russell W Novak

Dr. Russell W Novak, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sarasota, FL. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Novak has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

94 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Russell W Novak is Great. Dr. Russell W Novak has been rated by 94 patients. From those 94 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Russell W Novak is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sarasota Surgical Specialists

1950 Arlington St Ste 310
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Specialties

Dr. Russell W Novak has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Colorectal Surgery

Reviews

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Not a compassionate fellow

I was stunned and disappointed in Dr. Novak's "method, when he called @ 5;30 PM to tell me I had breast cancer....shouldn't I have had a appt to receive the news? I had another appt and truly felt like I was just another number, so I left "his care' and have never regretted it.

Full Review Rating Breakdown
Five Stars

Dr. Novak came highly recommended by a number of former patients and colleagues. I was not disappointed by his expertise, care, and concern for my well-being. I appreciated his ability to speak to (not at) me about my procedure. The only "negative" I have is that I was less than happy about Dr. Novak's covering physician the weekend after my surgery. I was advised to take advil for my less than one day post-op pain...not acceptable in my opinion.

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Five Stars

The workup preoperatively was thorough with explanation of the procedure and alternatives. Surgery was rapid and uncomplicated. Negative pathology report phoned by the doctor was prompt. My husband, a retired gynecologist, agrees with the 5 stars

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Five Stars

Excellent respectful doctor. So impressed.

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Five Stars

Saved my life!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016)

    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 (2012, 2010, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2008, 2016)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • University Of Florida Health

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Russell W Novak accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Sarasota Surgical Specialists, 1950 Arlington St Ste 310, Sarasota, FL

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