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Bryan Blitstein, MD

Dr. Blitstein is a general surgeon in the Huntersville area. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Blitstein saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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Dr. Blitstein saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more varicose veins patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more venous insufficiency patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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133 doctors
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132 doctors
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66 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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50 doctors
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Dr. Blitstein saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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237 doctors
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237 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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245 doctors
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246 doctors
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Dr. Blitstein saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more hiatal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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271 doctors
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271 doctors
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135 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more clotting disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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138 doctors
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138 doctors
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68 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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35 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw goiter patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charlotte area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more thrombosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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Dr. Blitstein saw more ventral hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charlotte area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw more cholecystitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Charlotte area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw genital warts patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charlotte area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw anal fissure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charlotte area. Learn more.
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43 doctors
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44 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Blitstein saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Charlotte area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Blitstein’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
28%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Blitstein’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blitstein’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Blitstein’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blitstein’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Blitstein’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
84%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Blitstein’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blitstein’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Blitstein’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blitstein’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Blitstein’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Blitstein 94%
Predicted for his patients 88%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Blitstein’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blitstein’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Blitstein’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blitstein’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Blitstein sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
10030 Gilead Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
574 miles away
Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine
1918 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207
582 miles away
Charlotte Radiology Breast Center
101 E W T Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28262
573 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991
  • Loyola University Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Blitstein is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health First
  • Health New England
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield