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Robert Sands Jr, MD

Dr. Sands is an anesthesiologist in the Buffalo area. He is affiliated with Erie County Medical Center.
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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Sands’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
17%
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. Sands’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Sands’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.

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Locations

Dr. Sands sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider St
Buffalo, NY 14215
271 miles away

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Credentials
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Program
    RESIDENCY
  • UB School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION
  • University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Erie County Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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 Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Priority Health
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan