Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 61
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Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Muncie, IN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Assam Med Coll in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.

2525 W University Ave Ste 503

Muncie, IN 47303

Contact Information

(765) 288-0441

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Phookan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phookan treats Spinal Stenosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Phookan treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phookan treats Spine Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Phookan treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phookan treats Spondylosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Phookan treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Phookan's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

The mission of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is to be the leader in advancing the health of adults and children with neurosurgical disorders by providing comprehensive, compassionate and superior care in a state-of-the-art environment of healing, teaching and discovery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1999
Milton Hershey Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Assam Med Coll
Medical School
1999
1981

Languages

  • Bengali
  • English

Awards

Dr. Phookan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Phookan

3.6

Based on 11 reviews

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1 Star
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He treated a patient with special needs very poorly, making a reference to " if she was a normal person, I would not hesitate in doing the surgery". Very unprofessional and focused more on her Intellectual Disability rather than the reason she was at the appointment.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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...Read More
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Locations

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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