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S. Allen Skipper, MD

S. Allen Skipper, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and holds a fellowship in vascular surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Board of Surgeons. Dr. Skipper graduated from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of South Florida affiliated hospitals. He has served as Chief of Surgery, member of the hospital board, and served on numerous committees throughout the years at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Dr. Skipper has been performing surgeries in Highlands County since 1987. In 2003, he joined Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center where is he currently seeing patients at Highlands Surgical Associates.


  • General Surgery
    • Hernias
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Excision of Lesions and Masses
    • Appendectomy
    • Surgery of the GI Tract-Stomach
    • Colon
    • Rectum
    • Debridement and other wound treatment
    • Amputations
  • Thoracic
    • Thoracoscopy
    • Mediastinoscopy
    • Thoracotomy
    • Lobectomy
    • Pneumonectomy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion
    • Generator Revision & Replacement
  • Vascular
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Aneurysm Repair
    • Peripheral Vascular Bypass
    • Emergent Thrombectomy
    • Endarterectomy of all Major Arteries
    • Insertion of Vascular Lines & Ports
    • Varicose Vein Surgery
    • Sclerotherapy

Board Certification

  • Surgery - (American Board of Surgery)


  • General Surgery - (University Of South Florida)

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