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About Dr. Atul A Gawande

Dr. Atul A Gawande, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Gawande is affiliated with Brigham And Womens Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Gawande has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Atul A Gawande is Great. Dr. Atul A Gawande has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Atul A Gawande is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Brigham And Womens Hospital

75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
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Specialties

Dr. Atul A Gawande has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Atul A Gawande has the following 6 expertise

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Thyroid Cancer

Dr. Atul A Gawande has 0 board certified specialties

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Reader of your book BEING MORTAL

It is very powerful, affecting, giving information and mainly narrating personal experiences, most memorable wonderful book. It gives great pleasure and brought some of the events of my life in memory. You are lucky to have such grandparent and parents and you have portrayed their old age in detail. This will be provide guidance to all of us. Thank you very much and hope to read such books from you.

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Five Stars

In my 43 years, I can only think of two doctors who have truly made a difference to me - Dr. Gawande is one of them. I went to Dr. Gawande as a second opinion about having a thyroidectomy because of suspicious thyroid cancer. He sat me down and explained there was nothing suspicious about it. He was firm in his belief of what I should have done, but compassionate and understanding. He treated me as a person rather than a number. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and sometimes more than once. In the time leading up to surgery, he always quickly responded to my emails and even called me once to reassure my fears. On the day of surgery, he came out and met my family and again and answered all of their questions. After surgery, not only did his nurse call and check in with me, but he called to check up on me himself - not once, but twice. One of those calls came two months following the procedure. His assistant was just as spectacular! Gawande makes you feel as if you are the first patient he's ever had when in fact, he has more experience in thyroidectomies than any of the doctors in my small town area did combined.

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Five Stars

I cannot say enough about Dr. Gawande.He is wonderful !!!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Gawande is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

  • Brigham & Womens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Atul A Gawande accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Brigham And Womens Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA

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