Dr. Aravind Sankar, MD

Dr. Aravind Sankar, MD

General Surgery | Male | 46 years old

To provide the very best medical care to our patients. We are a service-oriented practice and strive to treat all of our patients honorably, ethically, professionally and with respect.Read more

Surgical Associates of Austin PA
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Experience with Dr. Sankar
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (14)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (14)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (13)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (12)
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My father was diagnosed with cancer 6-18-16 and admitted to the hospital. Sankar was seen in the hospital 6-19 and was asked to see my dad by another Dr., but Sankar never showed. When the referring Dr found out the next day, he asked him again. Sankar came for the visit apparently ticked, then after my dad disagreed with the treatment plan, he told my dad You have stage 4 cancer, you're going to die anyway. First Dr. agreed this was totally unwarranted and got us another surgeon.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas
  • Internship Hospital
    Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Texas Medical Branch

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Texas Monthly Super Doc 2006,2007,2008 and 2011
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • Donald W. Duncan Memorial Award in Anatomy
    • Joseph B Kass Award for Research
    • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Sankar's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Sankar

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Sankar's Care Philosophy

To provide the very best medical care to our patients. We are a service-oriented practice and strive to treat all of our patients honorably, ethically, professionally and with respect.