Dr. Edward D. Staples MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Edward Staples is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Gainesville, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Shands at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Staples accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 7 at Shands at the University of Florida who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Shands at the University of Florida
Ranked #47 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Florida
Residency, Thoracic Surgery, 1982 - 1984

Jacksonville Health Education Program
Residency, General Surgery, 1979 - 1982

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1979

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Safe sternal reentry in patients with large thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms.
Black, A.,Alexander, J. A.,Reoma, J.,Caranasos, T.,Staples, E. D.,Martin, T. D.,Hess, P. T.,Klodell, C.,Beaver, T.

Close antiplatelet therapy monitoring and adjustment based upon thrombelastography may reduce late-onset bleeding in HeartMate II recipients.
Karimi, A.,Beaver, T. M.,Hess, P. J.,Martin, T. D.,Staples, E. D.,Schofield, R. S.,Hill, J. A.,Aranda, J. M.,Klodell, C. T.

Technical Pearls for Swine Lung Transplantation.
Karimi, A., Cobb, J.A., Staples, E.D., Baz, M.A., Beaver, T.M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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