Crystal F. Totten, MD

  • Surgery
  • General Surgery
4.85 out of 5

Conditions

  • Swallowing disorders including Achalasia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Distal esophageal diverticulum
  • Hiatal and paraesophageal hernias
  • Abdominal wall hernias
    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Gallbladder disease
    • Splenic disease
    • Female groin pain
    • Chronic appendicitis

Procedures Performed

  • Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair +/- fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic recurrent paraesophageal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy
  • Abdominal wall hernia repairs - laparoscopic, robotic or open approach tailored to the patient
    • Laparoscopic/robotic inguinal hernia repairs, primary and revisional
    • Abdominal wall reconstruction with TAR/ component muscle release
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Appendectomy
    • EGD, Bravo pH testing
    • Endoscopy – EGD
    • pH and motility testing
    • Minimally invasive surgery, including robotics

About

Crystal Totten, MD, is a general surgeon in the Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery at UK HealthCare and holds an appointment as an assistant professor of surgery in the UK College of Medicine. She is actively involved in performing both laparoscopic and robotic procedures and has special interests in swallowing disorders, surgical endoscopy, hiatal hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction. Totten works to customize each patient’s procedure based on their needs and can manage abdominal wall hernias using open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

After receiving her medical degree and completing training in general surgery at the University of South Florida, Totten went on to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction at UK in 2016. She returned to UK as a faculty member in the fall of 2018.

Totten is well published in the areas of cost and outcomes for hernia repair as well as the effects of medication alterations to collagen deposition following hernia repair. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American and Gastrointestinal Surgery, the American Hernia Society and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Training & Education

Degree

University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa

Residency

General Surgery, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa

Fellowship

Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Surgery

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Ratings & Reviews

4.85 out of 5
19 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Totten is a very compassionate physician, that takes the time to explain things thoroughly. I feel very blessed to have had her as my surgeon, and would definitely recommend her to my family and friends.

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    Will recommend this clinic and staff to others.

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    Best group of very professional doctors and staff to work with.

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    She looked at my MRI's from before our visit in September and informed me of things that were causing my pain. I only wish that I had known about these earlier and could work on fixing this months ago. I appreciated her very much.

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    Dr. Totten is very professional. I appreciate the way she explains how my surgery went and what I must do to take care my incision and aftercare. She listens to questions I may have and has answers right away. She listened to how I was having troubles and discomfort in my stomach and made an absolute right decision on what I needed to correct the repair of the hernia. I'll forever be thankful for her.
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      Dr. Totten and her team did an excellent job.
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      Very good.
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      Spoke very clearly
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      Dr. Crystal Totten is an excellent dr. I would continue care at UK for any health care concerns
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      Provider(s) were of the highest level of professionalism and provided me with with an excellent understanding of what was happening in addition to an impressive degree of compassion Thank you Drs.
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      Great experience including the surgery/hospital!
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      I like my experience at UK
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      I would recommend them to everybody
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      Dr. Was very knowledgeable and concerned about problems with gallbladder. Felt had my best interest in mind.
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      Great.
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      Very good
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      Dr. Totten and her team are top notch!
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      Very professional
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      Dr. Totten is an excellent surgeon and has great bedside.