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Dr. Jeffrey Gawel, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Gawel

Spectrum Health Med Grp Gen Sgy

1900 Wealthy St SE Ste 180 Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Dr. Jeffrey Gawel, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Gawel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gawel treats Umbilical Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gawel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Incisional Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gawel treats Incisional Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gawel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gawel treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gawel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Gawel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Gawel, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Butterworth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Medical School
1998
1994
1993

Awards

Dr. Gawel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gawel

4.1

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Although I found Doctor Jeffrey Gawell, MD to be knowledgeable and professional, I would not recommend for hernia surgeries. April 2015 First Surgery 5 hernias age 58 male, Second surgery Feb. 2016 for Repeat hernia repair, Third Surgery Feb. 2017 for Repeat hernia repair. During Feb2017 Surgery another hernia was opened DURING the surgery causing a Forth surgery in April 2017. I will make it clear I had the forth surgery done by another surgeon! Total out of pocket $20K+ cost plus Ins. payments
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I had complications from hernia surgery and still have side effects.
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Had outpatient surgery on December 18 and the whole experience was awesome! outside of a little pain after which was much better than expected.
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