Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Advanced Polypectomy
- Colorectal Cancer Treatment
- Colorectal Surgery
- Fecal Diversion
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Rectopexy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
- Re-Do Rectal Surgery
- Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
- Stoma Surgery
- Surgery For Crohn's Disease
- Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
- Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Pain
- Anorectal Disease
- Benign Anorectal Disease
- Bowel Incontinence
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Enterocutaneious Fistula
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Large Intestine Cancer
- Paget's Disease
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Presacral Tumors
- Proctitis - Care & Treatment
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Cancer
- Rectal Prolapse
- Rectovaginal Fistulas
- Small Intestine Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL USA
Residency - University of Miami School of Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL USA
Internship - University of Miami School of Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL USA
Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY USA
- Transanal endoscopic microsurgery, Tuebingen, Germany, 2005
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Awards & Honors
- America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2007
- America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2008
- Florida Super Doctors, 2008
- Florida Super Doctors, 2009
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 3/14/2018, Dr. Sands has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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117 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
I was very impressed with my provider, she listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, was clear about the procedure I was about to undergo, both negative and positive. I left her office after the initial visit feeling that I had the right doctor for my procedure.
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
The staff at the hospital from registration to direct care givers is the reason I believe Cleveland Hospital enjoys the reputation that it has.
Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018
this was a second opinion and she concurred with my first specialist. hoped for more but it is what it is.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017
*Dr. Dan Sands superb!!
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2017
Male resident was in the room when the Doctor came in to talk to me. I requested he leave for the examination and the Doctor was happy to find a female nurse to help with the exam. I was very pleased Doctor Sands was sensitive to my needs in that area. Thank you! Doctor Sands
Reviewed on May 11, 2017
The team work and coordination of all the doctors that attended to me were extraordinary. They saved my life.
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2017
Surgeon - Dana Sands was remarkable - so incredibly caring & an amazing surgeon.
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