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David Pedersen, MD

Dr. Pedersen is a surgeon in the Tucson area. He is affiliated with Carondelet St Mary's Hospital.
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Dr. Pedersen saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw stomach cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more liver condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more ventral hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw rectal cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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Dr. Pedersen saw constipation patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.
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Dr. Pedersen saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw sebaceous cyst patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw anal fissure patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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Dr. Pedersen saw lymphoma patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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Dr. Pedersen saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
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Dr. Pedersen saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Tucson area. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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Dr. Pedersen saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more cellulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.
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Dr. Pedersen saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Pedersen accepts.
Anoscopy $87 – 318
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $4,102 – 13.5k
Gallbladder removal (open) $6,287 – 22.2k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,940 – 14.6k
Liver biopsy $3,380 – 5,991
Sigmoidoscopy $323 – 1,330
Skin tag removal $116 – 438

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pedersen’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
15%
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. Pedersen’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pedersen’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. Pedersen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pedersen’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. Pedersen’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
65%
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. Pedersen’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pedersen’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. Pedersen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pedersen’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. Pedersen’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
88%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

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. Pedersen’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pedersen’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. Pedersen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pedersen’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. Pedersen sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
1712 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745
1,925 miles away
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Credentials
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Carondelet St Mary's Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield