Dr. Henry Govekar, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

SUBURBAN SURGERY CENTER 1950 N Harlem Ave Elmwood Park, IL 60707 Get Directions
Dr. Henry Govekar, MD
Dr. Henry Govekar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Elmwood Park, IL. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Govekar is affiliated with Westlake Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center, Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Community First Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Suburban Surgery Center1950 N Harlem Ave
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
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in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Govekar is an outstanding surgeon!! He is personable, thorough, confident, knowledgeable, concerned, inquisitive, and caring. He has gone beyond our expectIons to ensure that his care for you is his top priority. He never ceases to amaze us with his dedication. I can't thank him enough for the excellent surgery he preformed. He really gives you his all. His skills and personality are hard to find in a Dr. these days. I just can't say enough good things about Dr. Govekar. Impressive!!
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Dr. Govekar is treating my parents and I am very happy about that. He is easy to comunicate with. Trustworthy, and professional in everything he does. I am confidant my parents have good care with Dr. Govekar .
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Dr. Govekar's Care Philosophy

To provide comprehensive individualized care to each and every one of my patients

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Medical School
    Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Colorado Hospital

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Colorado Hospital

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Florida

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sphincterotomy