Dr. Paul Bown, MD

Dr. Paul Bown, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Paul Bown, MD is a general surgery specialist in Huntington, WV and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from TX TECH UNIV HLTH SCI CTR SCH OF MED in 1996 and specializes in general surgery.

1600 Medical Center Dr Ste 2500

Huntington, WV 25701

Contact Information

(304) 691-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
more than 89% of peers
more than 86% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 86% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated


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68  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 4/28/2016
    Nature of Complaint: Adjudicating Body/Case # 15-C-386
    State: West Virginia
  • Settlement : 11/1/2016
    Nature of Complaint: Kanawha County Circuit Court/16-C-759
    State: West Virginia
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Falsifying license renewal form (6/6/2017)
    Action Taken: Other actions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: West Virginia


    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bown has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bown to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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Dr. Bown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Bown and Dr. Wolfered saved my life. I had a perforated bowl and was septic due to another doctor negligence. Dr. Bown is a very caring but busy man, he answers your questions and explains things to you. I still see him regularly. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Bown did a double Hernia surgery on me. He is a excellent doctor and surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Everyone at Cabell Huntington hospital took so good of care of me including him. Thank you so much Dr. Bown. I feel so much better!!! Richard Driscoll
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Dr Bown saved my husbands life. Other surgeons (even at Marshall) weren't willing to take the risk. Dr. Bown jumped right in and after 10 long hours had the job done. He's a great person and a great physician. I HIGHLY recommend him.
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I had a para esophageal hiatal hernia. My entire stomach was in my diaphragm and twisted. He did the lap surgery with 5 incisions. I was very sick post op. However, I made a quick recovery thanks to Dr. Bown, and Prayers from church family and friends! I went back to work in 2 weeks. I have...more
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Poor bedside manner. Doesn't seem to care much about patients. After surgery had to visit e.r for dehydration from vomiting. Never heard a word from him. Nurses said he told them to let the e.r dr's care for me. I'll not go to him again nor recommend him to anyone.
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