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Dr. David Kays, MD

Pediatric Surgery* Age 64
Dr. David Kays, MD
4.3 (11 Ratings)
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Dr. David Kays, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. David Kays, MD
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Dr. David Kays, MD

Pediatric Surgery* Age 64
Saint Petersburg, FL
Accepting new patients
39 years of experience
Dr. David Kays, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. David Kays, MD is a Pediatric Surgery Specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has 39 years experience. They graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. At present, Dr. Kays received an average rating of 4.3/5 from patients and has been reviewed 11 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Kays is board certified in Critical Care Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Gastrotomy
Acid Reflux Surgery
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Gastrotomy
Acid Reflux Surgery
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
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Acute Bowel Infarction
All Lymphoma
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Fistula
Appendicitis
Autoimmune Diseases
Barrett's Esophagus
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
Empyema
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Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Fistula
Gallstones
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Hodgkin's Disease
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Atresia
Intestinal Obstruction
Ischemic Colitis
Meckel's Diverticulum
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Osteosarcoma
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Pyloric Stenosis
Rib Fracture
Second-Degree Burns
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Still's Disease
Traumatic Brain Injury
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adrenalectomy
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diaphragmatic Paraesophagel Hernia Robotic Assist
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagostomy
Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Testicular Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Fecal Impaction Removal
Frenectomy
Gallbladder Removal
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy with Robotic Assist
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Gastroenterology Procedures
Head and Neck Surgery
Hepatectomy
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Lobectomy
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Open Thymectomy
Orchiectomy
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Pyloromyotomy
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wound Repair

Insurance Accepted

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  • National (BlueCard) PPO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • HealthyBlue 2.0
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • United Healthcare

Locations

  1. 1 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
    601 5th St S Ste 306, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
  2. 2 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
    501 6th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
  3. 3 Office
    601 5th St S Ste 611, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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Aug 28, 2021
Saved our daughter’s life. Couldn’t say enough wonderful things about a doctor they was patient, caring and knowledgeable.
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About Me

Biography
  • Dr. David Kays, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1985. He specializes in Pediatric Surgery and Critical Care Surgery.
Biography
Specialties*
Pediatric Surgery
Critical Care Surgery
Specialties*
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    1985
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Board Certifications
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A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

Internship

Internship
  • University Rochester
    1986
Internship

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Babies Hospital Columbia P&S
    1992
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. David Kays, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Kays' profile.

Dr. David Kays, MD is affiliated with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Yes, Dr. David Kays, MD holds board certification in Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

    501 6th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL