Dr. Nikesh Lath, MD

Dr. Nikesh Lath, MD

General Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Nikesh Lath, MD is a general surgery specialist in Decatur, IL. He specializes in general surgery.

HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care

1770 E Lake Shore Dr Ste 105

Decatur, IL 62521
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
more than 88% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
more than 79% of peers
more than 78% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lath "Inspired by our Franciscan values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy, HSHS Medical Group providers are devoted to elevating the patient as the focus of our existence. We will prioritize our decision-making to place the needs of our patients first. Our promise of Patient-First Care integrates the latest technology and innovation with highly personalized, competent care designed to provide you with a five star experience. We believe that every encounter with a patient is an opportunity to create an outstanding patient experience. We will work in tandem with patients to determine their best options for care, while respecting their individual needs and motivations. We will strive to build trust with our patients so they will understand that we always have their health and best interest at heart."
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Lath does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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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 data for Dr. Lath is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Lath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Nikesh Lath, MD
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Best doctor in town by far! Very friendly and caring doctor
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I went to ER on Friday evening, my acute issue turned in to a miracle.due to DR. Lath persistence an knowledge,an I my add against all other recommendations to remove my appendix.DR.Lath ran further test an found stage 3 colon cancer. Which would of never been found! HE immediately done surgery. WE...Read More
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Dr. Lath was very professional and explained my surgery to me so I could understand what to expect. He spent time explaining how the surgery would be done and what to expect afterwards. I definitely will recommend him to all my friends and family!
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There is absolutely NO WAY I would go back to this doctor. I consulted with him on removing haemorrhoids that had returned after rubber band ligation. Inspection- rather than being somewhat gentle (not asking for dinner & a movie), he stuck the scope inside & tried jamming it in even harder while...Read More
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I was referred to Dr. Lath from my general physician. I had two operations over a few months. I found him to be patent & understanding. He took plenty of time to explain things & answer questions. There was not one part of the experience that was negative. I was very satisfied!
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