Dr. Henry Govekar, MD

Dr. Henry Govekar, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
(3)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Henry Govekar, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Elmwood Park, IL. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.

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

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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

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Govekar "To provide comprehensive individualized care to each and every one of my patients"
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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*
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Conditions Treated

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Govekar to family and friends
4.7
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
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!!
in Chicago, IL |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Govekar accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
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Presence Resurrection Medical Center
7435 W Talcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
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Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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Westlake Hospital
1225 W Lake St
Melrose Park, IL 60160
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Community First Medical Center
5645 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60634
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West Suburban Medical Center
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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