Dr. Akram Talhouk, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Talhouk
Accepting new patients

Buffalo Medical Group

85 High St Buffalo, NY 14203

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Dr. Akram Talhouk, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Talhouk has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Amer U Beirut medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital and Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Talhouk to book an appointment.


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Dr. Talhouk accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Independent Health
Encompass
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talhouk performs Gallbladder Removal more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Talhouk performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talhouk performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Talhouk performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talhouk performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Talhouk performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talhouk performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Talhouk performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Talhouk performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Talhouk performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Check Dr. Talhouk's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Talhouk's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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I was not impressed by Dr.Talkiuk. He came into the room unprepared. Had no idea about my case. Was very rude . He even answered a text and responded during my appt. Kept leaving the room to check my records came back even more confused. He even started getting me confused on the tests I had. At one point he goes oh I had the test date right in my hand. Dr.Talkouk did not seem like he wanted to be at the office today . Thank god i dont need surgery as i would never have him operate on me. I will never go back or refer him very disappointed and a big waste of my time and money.
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Jun 20, 2020
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Very kind demeanor
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Jun 10, 2020
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Visited on referral for gallbladder issues. Very helpful and caring doctor.
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Larry – May 20, 2020
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Excellent, informative, very comforting
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Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Talhouk is an excellent surgeon. He explained the procedure and made me feel comfortable and like I was a valued patient. I would highly recommend him for hernia surgery.
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Nov 01, 2019
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He gave me a complete and thorough exam and provided a clear decision that surgery was not required. I highly recommend him.
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Personable, knowledgeable, and very skilled...I would definitely recommend Dr. Talhouk, and I would use him again if I ever need to.
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StevenS – Sep 05, 2019
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Referred to this doctor for a possible lipoma removal or fluid drainage due to previous trauma. Felt area and refused to do procedure. Wouldn’t offer further assistance. Blamed lump on obesity then accused me of abusing steroids. Wouldn’t listen to the story of how lump originated and insisted it was due to weight. Treated me like a child through I have two degrees and work in the medical field. Acted like I qualified for tv show My 600lb Life. Very uncomfortable experience.
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May 30, 2019
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I required hernia surgery, my primary recommended two other doctors, the wait time was over two months to schedule surgery and I felt like just another patient. I found Dr Talhouck and it was a totally different experience, Dr Talhouck and his staff were personable, caring and informative. Only a few weeks later and I was on the road to recovery.
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Buffalo, NY – Jul 10, 2017
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Dr Talhouk is incredible! He is compassionate and very kind not to mention very skilled at his profession. I am so happy I was referred to him when I suffered a bowel perforation last fall.
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Cindy Jones in Lockport, NY – May 17, 2017
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Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, kind. He never rushed me, always took the time to explain things so that he was sure I understood. I really felt that he cared . He's also very funny.
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Robert Turley in Clarence, NY – Jan 25, 2017
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Dr. Talhouk was professional and exceeded my expectations during my appointment. I had had a bad experience with another surgeon recently and was pleasantly surprised with my entire visit to Dr. Talhouk and his office. He took the time to explain my condition, my options, and exactly what he intended to do before he did anything. I found him exceedingly competent, compassionate, and caring. I would highly recommend him based on my personal experience.
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Anne in Buffalo, NY – Jul 26, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Akram Talhouk, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Talhouk has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists i...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Jackson Meml Hosp/u Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Jackson Meml-U Miami
Residency Hospital
1983
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Amer U Beirut
Medical School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Buffalo Medical Group

Buffalo85 High St Buffalo, NY 14203
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Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital

Buffalo, NY

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Kenmore, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average