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Gary Vitale, MD

Dr. Vitale is a surgeon in the Louisville area. He is affiliated with Baptist Health Floyd and 4 more hospitals.

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Dr. Vitale saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Vitale saw more pancreatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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191 doctors
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190 doctors
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Dr. Vitale saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Vitale saw more cholestasis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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Dr. Vitale saw more pancreatic cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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Dr. Vitale saw more jaundice patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Vitale saw more cholangitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw more gastritis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Vitale saw more gallbladder cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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50 doctors
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Dr. Vitale saw more liver condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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

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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw indigestion patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Vitale saw more bile duct cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Vitale saw liver cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw dehydration patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw sepsis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw stomach ulcer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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80 doctors
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79 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw more gallstones patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Louisville area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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58 doctors
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58 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw birth defects patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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59 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw congenital disorders patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw lung cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Vitale saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Louisville area. Learn more.

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

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Vitale accepts.
Colonoscopy (screening) $834 – 2,272
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $6,121 – 15.1k
Gallbladder removal (open) $5,934 – 16.6k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,549 – 11.4k
Liver biopsy $3,451 – 6,099
Sigmoidoscopy $278 – 1,297
Small intestinal endoscopy $741 – 2,452
Upper endoscopy $1,514 – 3,559

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. Vitale’s laparoscopic procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
9%
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. Vitale’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Vitale’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. Vitale’s outpatient procedure rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Vitale 41%
Predicted for his patients 67%

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. Vitale’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Vitale’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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401 E Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
446 miles away

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Credentials
  • Yale School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1979
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Baptist Health Floyd
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Kosair Children's Hospital CT Department
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2016)
  • Taylor Regional Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Jewish Hospital
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • University of Louisville Hospital
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Dean Health Plan
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield