Dr. Gary Hartman, MD

Pediatric Surgery •  Male • Age 71

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Dr. Gary Hartman, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He specializes in pediatric surgery and critical care medicine.


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Our daughter has been Dr. Hartman's patient since she was 3-yr old due to a complicated rectal fistula problem. We have visited Dr. Hartman and his team more than 40 times and our daughter underwent more than 10 surgeries in the past 4 years. Dr. Hartman is an amazing surgeon and a wonderful person. He is professional, competent and methodical as he is caring, loving and humorous. Dr. Hartman always considers the our daughter's best interest in the long term and never fails to explain every little detail about the surgery plan to us parents. For a world-renowned surgeon, he is egoless, and always ready and willing to reach out to other doctors to investigate the best solution. With Dr. Hartman, we feel very confident that our daughter is in good hands. Our daughter's last procedure was one year ago. She is completely cured and lives a happy healthy life, all thanks to the great work of Dr. Hartman and his team.
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Stellar Man and Surgeon. He had incredible bedside manner and a beautiful heart. Even more important he was skilled in service performed...however nothing is more comforting to you and and your child as someone who is kind and of gentle explanatory nature. I wish he was an surgeon for adults too- but I am very thankful he does what he does for children. My child and I were as confident about him as he turned out to be.(hernia surgery)
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Dr. Haryman is the best surgeon ever! He saved our little boy Josiah's life..He has dine four major surgeries on our baby that was born 3 months early..I cant thank this wonderful man enough! We love you Dr. Hartman!!!
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Surgery for pectus excavatum repair was on 7/7/16 but Dr. Hartman has been checking on my son for the last 3 years. Since day 1, he demonstrated to be very knowledgeable, experienced, kind and a great person. He really understands the patient's perspective. My son had no fear about the surgery and most of that confidence came from the talks he had with Dr. Hartman who answered very every little question that we had. Dr. Hartman's team at the office and in the operating room are fabulous!
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Dr. Hartman performed an appendectomy on my son about 10 days ago at Good Samaritan Hospital. Any nurses that heard he was our surgeon said that we were very lucky, and indeed we were. He was so reassuring and gentle when he came to have a chat to us and our son. We knew immediately that we were in good hands. The surgery went so smoothly and our 11 year old was able to walk 21 laps of the Pediatric ward the same day as his surgery! Thank you Dr. Hartman!
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Dr. Hartman is such a loving, caring doctor. He took the time to talk with my daughter about the surgery he was going to perform and why he needed to do it. He got to know her (with questions about siblings etc.) and was reassuring the entire time. He also did a great job clinically. He gave me utter confidence and had the caring demeanor one would want from any surgeon. Fantastic surgery experience.
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hartman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Hartman treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Hartman treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Hartman treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 24% of his peers

Dr. Hartman treats this condition more than 24% of his peers

Appendicitis
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Dr. Hartman treats Appendicitis more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Hartman treats this condition more than 21% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis

Dr. Hartman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Lymphoma
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gary Hartman, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He specializes in pediatric surgery and critical care medicine.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Education

Highland General Hospital
Residency Hospital
Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Highland General Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Wisconsin / Madison
Medical School

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average