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Andre Hebra, MD

4.9 out of 5 stars



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Clinical Interests:

Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
Treatment of Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum
Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic pediatric surgery
Neonatal surgery
Pediatric surgical oncology

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Dr. André Hebra joined Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital in April of 2021. His past leadership experiences include Chief Medical Officer and Physician in Chief of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida (2016-2021) as well as Surgeon-in-Chief and endowed Chair of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (2007-2016).

Dr. Hebra has also held academic appointments in the past at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of South Florida. Dr. Hebra received his M.D. degree in 1987 from the Medical University of South Carolina where he also completed his internship and residency in General Surgery.

Dr. Hebra was a pioneer in the early development of laparoscopic surgical techniques and developed a special interest in the field of minimal access surgery & robotic surgery.

Following residency, he pursued pediatric surgery and critical care training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is board certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Critical Care. He has obtained additional training in physician leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health and from the American Association of Physician Leadership.

Dr. Hebra has received numerous awards and honors in his career, including a Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service from the US Navy. He has been recognized as a teacher and mentor to many students, residents and faculty. He has had more than 100 publications of peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters.

He has received awards for original research and excellence in teaching. He has been regularly ranked in “Best Doctors in America” and has consistently received top rankings in patient/family satisfaction surveys.

Dr. Hebra has been a guest speaker to numerous scientific organizations nationally and abroad. He has devoted his professional career to the care of children with great emphasis on the use of advanced minimally invasive techniques.

He has led multiple initiatives related to excellence in patient care, Quality & Safety, continuous improvement and clinical standard work projects as well as implementation of Just Culture in the hospital setting.

Most recently, he pioneered outcomes research related to the treatment of congenital chest anomalies which has resulted in optimization of care for children with pectus excavatum and carinatum.

Meet the Doctor

Education & Training

Medical School:

M.D. - Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, Charleston, SC


General Surgery Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


Pediatric Surgery: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in General Surgery ; American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery; American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in Surgical Critical Care

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.9 out of 5 (39 ratings, 13 comments)

  • Jun 12, 2024

    Dr. Hebra is the best. I am so thankful he did my son's [ ].

  • May 8, 2024

    Nurse Nat she amazing and caring. Very knowledgeably, professional, and understanding.

  • Apr 10, 2024

    All was great, the doctor and a nurse were polite and attentive.

  • Mar 20, 2024

    The doctor was very kind, very professional, and very caring

  • Mar 6, 2024

    Dr Hebra

  • Jan 3, 2024

    Dr Hebra is an incredible surgeon with wonderful people skills both with adults and children. Not only does he give confident answers in options and expectations but he explains things so well that he offers confidence and peace of mind to the persons involved . Overall one of the best practitioners out there and we are so happy we took our daughter back to him even after he moved to a different city.

  • Dec 14, 2023

    Dr. Hebra performed [ ] on our son and he is awesome! Very caring and thoughtful. He always takes the time to answer all my sons many questions. Very highly recommend Dr. Hebra.

  • Dec 13, 2023

    Dr Hebra is an amazing physician that always takes time for us and makes us feel comfortable. He always exceeds our expectations.

  • Nov 18, 2023

    Our nurse who dealt with us that day was very friendly and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable

  • Oct 20, 2023

    Dr Hebra and his team were excellent. The check-in process was easy and the front desk staff member was very courteous. Dr. Hebra evaluated my son for the possibility of needing [ ], and he spent time with us, explaining our options and answered all of our que stions thoroughly. He made a very potentially difficult diagnosis easy to understand, and gave us the confidence to make the right decision. He put our son at ease and involved him in the discussion and decision making process. We will definitely be recommending him to other friends and family. Heather [ ] was also very helpful in finding some test results in the Lee Health system that we had already completed. Thank you everyone for a wonderful experience!

  • Oct 14, 2023

    Dr. Hebrew was very knowledgeable and personable. I'm grateful for his expertise.

  • Jul 28, 2023

    Dr. Hebra Was very patient, kind and helpful in explaining my daughter and I's concerns. Staff was very friendly and didn't make us feel like we were just another person. Loved the atmosphere.

  • Jul 15, 2023

    Dr. Hebra is very kind and caring. He wants what is best for the patient. I highly recommend him.

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