Dr. Henry Govekar, MD

Dr. Henry Govekar, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
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Dr. Henry Govekar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Elmwood Park, IL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ in 2008 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

1950 N Harlem Ave

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Contact Information

(708) 453-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Abdominal Disorders
high
more than 90% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
high
more than 87% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Govekar'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.

Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Govekar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Govekar's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Govekar to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Govekar'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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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