Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Dr. Gautam Phookan, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 86% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 86% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Phookan "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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Bengali
  • English

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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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