Dr. Giles Whalen, MD

Dr. Giles Whalen, MD

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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 31 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.

55 Lake Ave N

Worcester, MA 01655

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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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Whalen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pancreatic Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whalen treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Whalen treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Wound Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whalen performs Wound Repair more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Whalen performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whalen treats Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Whalen treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Whalen's 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
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • 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 or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Giles Whalen, MD is a general surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Whalen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whalen

3.3

Based on 4 reviews

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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...Read 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...Read 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....Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO