Dr. Clifford Gelman, MD

Dr. Clifford Gelman, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
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Accepting new patients

Dr. Clifford Gelman, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

Associated Surgeons of San Luis Obispo

77 Casa St

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Gelman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Incisional Hernia
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more than 5% of peers
Excision of Breast Tumor
normal
more than 5% of peers
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gelman "Dr. Gelman is a board certified surgeon. He graduated in the top ten percent of his medical school class at Rush University in Chicago. Dr. Gelman's surgical expertise encompasses a wide range of areas with extensive additional training and experience including thyroid & parathyroid surgery. He has extensively trained with internationally renowned hair restoration surgeons to master all surgical and artistic aspects of hair transplantation."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hair Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Colectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hair Transplants
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Rush Hosp
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Rush University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Rush University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Gelman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Gelman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Marian Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Gelman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelman to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Gelman'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

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gelman accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • National Elevator
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Gelman has admitting privileges

Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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