Dr. Aravind Sankar, MD

Dr. Aravind Sankar, MD

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General Surgery  |  
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48 y/o
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Dr. Aravind Sankar, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 48 years old.

Surgical Associates of Austin PA

12201 Renfert Way Ste 335

Austin, TX 78758
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Appendicitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sankar "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."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • 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
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • 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 Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Texas
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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,
Media & Publications

Dr. Sankar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. David's North Austin Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Sankar is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Sankar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sankar to family and friends
4.2
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Sankar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Austin, Texas |
Had emergency appendectomy first and then gall bladder removal a few months after.
in Austin, TX |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sankar accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sankar has admitting privileges

St. David's North Austin Medical Center
12221 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
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St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
2400 Round Rock Ave
Round Rock, TX 78681
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St. David's South Austin Medical Center
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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