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Neurosurgery | Male

Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine 2525 W University Ave Ste 503 Muncie, IN 47303 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Muncie, IN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Phookan is affiliated with Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital and Henry County Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Phookan's Reviews

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Dr. Phookan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Indianapolis, IN |
Awesome staff, easy to make appts, always a "real person" to answer the phone. Dr. Phookan cares for his patients and does what is within his power to help! Would recommend this practice highly!
Indianapolis, IN |
Great staff, Dr. Phookan is friendly and does all he can to help. He is very honest and will be sure to tell you if surgery is not a good option for you. Staff cares about their patients and will go out of their way to help you in any way they can!
Muncie, IN |
Please avoid this doctor at all costs. He fitted my mother with a halo and vest and the vest was two sizes too big. This caused her broken neck to carry the full weight of the halo which caused her neck to be in excruciating pain. We were warned by several nurses to switch doctors and to NOT let our mother get under the knife with him. Unfortunately, my mother landed in the ER after a fall and Dr. Phookan was the doctor on call. PLEASE,PLEASE get a different neurosurgeon!
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Dibrugarh University / Assam Medical College and Hospital

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Milton S Hershey Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Milton Hershey Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bengali

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis