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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 99% 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 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more gallstones patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more stomach cancer patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more inguinal hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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

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Dr. Pedersen saw more ventral hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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

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Dr. Pedersen saw more umbilical hernia patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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

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Dr. Pedersen saw more cholecystitis patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more lipoma patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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Dr. Pedersen saw more appendicitis patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more anal fissure patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Pedersen saw more abscess patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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

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

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Dr. Pedersen saw more bowel obstruction patients than 99% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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Dr. Pedersen saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Tucson area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Pedersen accepts.
Anoscopy $176 – 326
Appendectomy $4,998 – 13.1k
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $5,668 – 12.8k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,939 – 11.6k
Liver biopsy $2,517 – 3,392
Office visit (new patient) $75 – 265
Sigmoidoscopy $270 – 670
Skin tag removal $171 – 276

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 procedure rate

Dr. Pedersen’s laparoscopic procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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laparoscopic procedure 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 procedure rate

Dr. Pedersen’s outpatient procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient procedure 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.

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Office
1712 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 622-7384
1,926 miles away
  • Spanish
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 score (Fall 2016)
  • None
    Hospital safety score not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare

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