Dr. Pankaj K. Bhatnagar, MD

Dr. Pankaj K. Bhatnagar, MD

General Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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.Read more

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6850 N Durango Dr Ste 204
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in Pahrump, NV |
I will highly recommend Dr. Bhatnagar for breast cancer surgery. As you can imagine this was a highly stressful experience and besides the successful surgery, Dr. Bhatnagar explained the options and answered all of my questions.
in Las Vegas, NV |
I had my gall bladder removed. He never explained anything. Never took any time. Treated like it was a factory. Then afterwards, not even explaining anything about post op care. Had to call the office and see if and when to schedule a follow up visit. Was still in pain 2 weeks later and called again. The nurse tells me I shouldn't be in pain I should be healed. Can't see the doctor for another 2 weeks. I have to suffer in the meantime.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Bhatnagar was the perfect choice for my surgeon. His expertise combined with his compassion and care made my difficult situation easier to to deal with. I highly reccommend Dr. PK.
in Las Vegas, NV |
I am very grateful to Dr. PK and his staff. When I first met him his abruptness threw me for a second but honestly it engendered my trust in his capabilities. He is a no nonsense, knowledgeable, and competent surgeon with an excellent staff. He performed a hemrroidhectomy on me and from start to finish I felt safe and well taken care of. Two weeks later I am healing beautifully, good as new. He improved my quality of life, no greater gift can be given.
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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.

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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesions
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • 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 Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Delhi / Maulana Azad Medical College

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Hahnemann Medical College

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Amputation
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Graft Placement Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Colostomy
  • Debridement
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • 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
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pseudoaneurysm Repair
  • 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
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • 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
  • Whipple Procedure
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal