Dr. Clifford Gelman, MD

Dr. Clifford Gelman, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o
(11)

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Dr. Clifford Gelman, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in general surgery and surgery.

Associated Surgeons of San Luis Obispo

77 Casa St

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Learn about Dr. Gelman

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Top Care Areas

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

Incisional Hernia
normal
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

Dr. Gelman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

33  Conditions Treated

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30  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.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety 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

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

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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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