Dr. Russell Elwell, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 69

158 E Main St
Westfield, NY 14787
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Dr. Elwell's Experience

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Dr. Elwell's Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Brooks Memorial Hospital
529 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Westfield Memorial Hospital
189 E Main St
Westfield, NY 14787

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
158 E Main St
Westfield, NY 14787
Westfield Memorial Hospital
Westfield Memorial Hospital
189 E Main St
Westfield, NY 14787
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    Dr. Elwell's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
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    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Heart Surgery
    • Lung Surgery
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Wound Repair
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    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anal Fissure
    • Aneurysm
    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
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    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Second-Degree Burns
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Thrombosis
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Elwell

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New York.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    State University of New York At Buffalo
    Graduated in 1972

    Residency Hospital

    University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Elwell & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Elwell's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Brooks Memorial Hospital

    • Westfield Memorial Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Elwell

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.8
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    3.8 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elwell to family and friends

    3.8 out of 5

    4 responses

    Dr. Elwell's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    4 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.8 out of 5

    4 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.8 out of 5

    4 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    4 responses

    Experience with Dr. Elwell

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4 out of 5

    4 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.5 out of 5

    4 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.8 out of 5

    4 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4 out of 5

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    Appointments & Offices

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    158 E Main St
    Westfield, NY 14787
    (716) 326-4686 (Office)
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    Westfield Memorial Hospital
    189 E Main St
    Westfield, NY 14787
    (716) 326-4921 (Office)
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