Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD
Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Muncie, IN. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Phookan is affiliated with Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

2525 W University Ave Ste 503

Muncie, IN 47303

Contact Information

(765) 288-0441

Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Phookan's Experience

Dr. Phookan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

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


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  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

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.


  • Assam Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Milton S Hershey Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Milton Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Phookan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bengali

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Phookan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Phookan to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Phookan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Anderson, IN |
Dr. Phookan is an excellent surgeon. He recently did a back fusion on my husband. My husband had been in pain for years and is now pain free. Dr.Phookan is thorough and brilliant. His staff is excellent and caring.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Phookan accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Phookan has admitting privileges

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2401 W University Ave
Muncie, IN 47303
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