Dr. Maxine Gerken, MD

Dr. Maxine Gerken, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Maxine Gerken, MD is a general surgery specialist in Visalia, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery.

5533 W Hillsdale Ave Ste C

Visalia, CA 93291

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Vascular Disease
more than 42% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
more than 40% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 39% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Vascular Disease

19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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2012 she performed emergency heart surgery and saved my life. She and her assistant did their jobs well. Forever grateful.
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Visalia, Ca – Mar 16, 2018
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