Dr. George Poultsides, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Poultsides

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Dr Palo Alto, CA 94304

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(650) 498-6000


Dr. George Poultsides, MD is a general surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Athens, School Of Health Sciences in 2000 and specializes in general surgery.


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(650) 498-6000

Dr. Poultsides accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Poultsides' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poultsides treats Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Poultsides treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Pancreatic Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poultsides treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Poultsides treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Stomach Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Poultsides treats Stomach Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Poultsides treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Stomach Cancer, Familial

Dr. Poultsides' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Poultsides' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Poultsides

4.3

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(1)

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What People Say About Dr. George Poultsides, MD
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Excellent surgeon and team. Definitely the person to go to if you need pancreatic surgery. Expect to wait for office hours (we waited about 2 hours each time; bring a book!) - a small price to pay for an exceptional surgeon. The support staff is also great and will answer any questions you have.
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Dr. Poultsides is an EXCEPTIONAL surgical oncologist! One of a kind! The best in the Bay Area! He cares about his patients and is a leader in his field! I highly recommend him! His nurse is very caring and amazing!!! You're in good hands with Dr. P!
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Amazing physician. Terrific surgeon and compassionate bedside manner. I felt safe, respected and a true partner in my own healthcare.
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Biography

Dr. George Poultsides, MD is a general surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Athens, School Of Health Sciences in 2000 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

2000
University Of Athens, School Of Health Sciences
Medical School
2000

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

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