Dr. G K. Gillian, MD

Dr. G K. Gillian, MD

General Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Lorton, VA |
Dr. Gillian provided first rate treatment and care to me in removing a large cyst from the back of my head. From initial evaluation to follow up after surgery, he carefully explained everything and patiently answered my questions. I had virtually no pain after the surgery. His professional but easygoing manner was reassuring. In addition, all of the healthcare professionals and administrative staff at the Virginia Heartburn & Hernia Institute and Harbor Heights Surgery Center were top-notch!
in Chesapeake, VA |
Life changing is a good way to start this review. Dr. Gillian implanted a LINX device in me to correct severe reflux. I had been suffering from this condition for over 20 years. The surgery has completely corrected my problems! It is remarkable to feel normal again and to be able to live a normal life. Dr. Gillian is kind, thoughtful and makes you feel like you are his only patient. His office is clean and comfortable. His staff is amazing, kind and friendly. Fantastic experience all around!
in Springfield, VA |
Dr. Gillian, and his associates, honestly changed my life. I had suffered with severe GIRD for many years and had an major, undiscovered (three inch) hiatal hernia. His laparoscopic surgery was extensive, but it has literally: (a) made me feel decades younger and healthier; (b) enabeled me to eat anything (no more carefully assessing the "least heartburn" options for every meal); and (c) increased my energy-level and my zest-for-life to what I enjoyed in my mid-forties.
in Washington, DC |
I have lots of faith and confidence in Dr. Gillian. Surgery done 6 years ago went well, had to see Him again and I know He'll make it right??
in Alexandria, VA |
Excellent surgeon and staff. Dr. Gillian performed a procedure for me a couple of years ago and I am returning to have him take care of a hernia.
in Ft Belvoir, VA |
We saw 3 different surgeons in the area about my husbands pain. We got three different answers and no one seemed comfortable treating him. I heard about Dr. Gillian from a friend who had had surgery with him for reflux. He told me Dr. Gillian had been a trainer for hernia repairs too so if figured we ha nothing to loose. Wow big difference. His staff is fantastic and he took time to listen and examine my husband in a way no one else had. That is probably why his pain and hernia are gone.
in Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Gillian has such a warm, personable doctor-patient manner. He makes you feel that he is sincere about your treatment and concerns. Although he could not help me with my condition, he did not brush me off. He exhausted all treatment possibilities.
in Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Gillian is not only an excellent and experienced surgeon, he is also a very down-to-earth and friendly doctor. He takes time to listen to your needs and answer your questions. He explains things in a manner that you can fully understand. Before you leave his office, he makes sure you don't have any doubts or questions/concerns that have not been addressed. I would highly recommend Dr. Gillian.
in Alexandria, VA |
Dr. Gillian is an excellent surgeon and has an awesome staff, highly recommend.
in Lorton, VA |
Dr. Gillian & staff were amazing. I have had debilitating health for the past 2.5 years and after successful surgery with Dr. Gillian, I feel like a new woman with a new outlook on life! He's patient, thoughtful and to the point with the facts. One of my favorite doctors this year and I've been to MANY!!
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Dr. Gillian's Care Philosophy

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Dr. Gillian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Gillian's Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Adhesions
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Medical School
    University Of Med College Of Kansas City

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Minimally Invasive Surg Trng Inst

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Missouri / Columbia Campus

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Missouri / Columbia Campus

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Joint Fusion
  • LINX® Reflux Management System
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
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