Dr. Giles Whalen, MD

Dr. Giles Whalen, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Giles Whalen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.

55 Lake Ave N

Worcester, MA 01655

Contact Information

(508) 334-5220

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Whalen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Excision of Stomach Tumor
high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Cancer
high
more than 88% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
normal
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Whalen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

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50  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • 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
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Ny Hosp/Cumc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Ny Hosp/Cornell Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Children's Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whalen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whalen's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whalen to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Whalen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Mr Whalen performed my total thyroidectomey for thyroid cancer in 2014. He was not careful and removed parathyroid glands that were not supposed to be removed. Instead of being responsible for his actions he told no one and I ended up spending 114 days in the hospital because the lack of...more
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Dr. Whalen is a great Doctor who takes the time to answer all your questions thourougly.I recently had surgery for a thyroidectomy.He did a wonderful job.it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.His bedside manner is impeccable.Also his staff is very nice as well.Rebecca his nurse...more
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After an anterior posterior lumbar fusion I have been having abdominal complications. I made several appointments with Dr. Whalen to try and find the problems and find solutions for these issues, however the Dr does not seem to know what is wrong and is not offering any solutions. What the Dr....more
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