Dr. Pankaj Bhatnagar, also known as Dr. PK, is a dedicated, honest, and trustworthy provider who strives for excellence in patient care. It is his meticulous way that has earned him five stars among his patients and peers. With a love for education, he takes time to teach medical students, staff, and patients. He was presented with the best teacher award at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1995, and has worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin from 2002-2007. He served as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at an Osteopathic College in Pikeville, Kentucky from 1999 to 2001. Dr. Bhatnagar received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, India and has been board certified since 1996. Dr. Bhatnagar has worked closely with Davita Dialysis and Kidney Specialists of Southern Nevada to provide patients with lifesaving access procedures. Davita's Dialysis group presented him with an award for exceptional work a few years ago. He opened his practice Advanced Laparoscopic and General Surgery of Nevada (ALGSN) in January 2008. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures including but not limited to, laparoscopic procedures, robotic surgeries, such as stomach and colon resection, cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and TIF (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication Procedure). Dr. PK is Board Certified with the American Board of Surgeons. He has more than 20 years of experience and is certainly a cut above the rest.
Dr. Bhatnagar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Bhatnagar's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Carotid Artery Disease
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Vein Procedure
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University
Medical School | Graduated 1985
University Of Delhi / Maulana Azad Medical College
Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
Hahnemann Medical College
Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Bhatnagar has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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