Dr. Gerald Welker, MD

Dr. Gerald Welker, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gerald Welker, MD is a general surgery specialist in Clearlake, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1994 and specializes in general surgery.

15322 Lakeshore Dr Ste 102

Clearlake, CA 95422

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 89% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
high
more than 84% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vasectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Welker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Welker does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Welker and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Welker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Welker to family and friends
4.3
based on 23 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Welker's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Napa, CA
Awesome dock. the best.
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in Napa, CA
Wow this is an amazing doctor! He saved my life. You should go to him! Yay~
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in Kelseyville, CA
Hi folks - I got a colonoscopy from Dr. Welker. Great job - very kind and professional. Also, since I can handle pain using meditation and breath control he let me do without anesthetic ((he definitely does NOT recommended that!l)) plus he was quite clear with me about up-front prep. His follow up...more
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in Clearlake, CA
Very kind, knowledgable and skilled. He fits every quality of my idea of the ideal doctor. Supportive and caring, great bedside manner. Happy, funny and comforting.
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in Lakeport, CA
Gifted hands, warm bedside manner. Goes the extra mile!
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