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Dr. Russell Gornichec, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Gornichec

Weight Loss Center of Arkansas

5 Medical Park Dr Ste 303 Benton, AR 72015

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Dr. Russell Gornichec, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Benton, AR and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1994 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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Dr. Gornichec accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Gornichec's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gornichec performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gornichec performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gornichec performs Esophageal Surgery more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Gornichec performs this procedure more than 54% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gornichec treats Obesity more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Gornichec treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Gornichec's conditions and procedures:

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss

About Me

Biography

Dr. Russell Gornichec, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Benton, AR and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1994 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Baylor University
Residency Hospital
1995
Baylor University
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1999
1995
1994

Awards

Dr. Gornichec's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gornichec

3.6

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Very Helpful and caring. He helped me lose about 30 pounds I’d regained after having gastric bypass surgery 13 years prior., although he was not the doctor who did my surgey. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others .
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I almost died from my surgery. Would not recommend this surgeon at all.
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Dr Gornichec was my dr in Oklahoma, the ONLY reason I chose Dr Gornichec is because at his seminar he said he Plicates his bands. My band operation was a complete success and I lost 135 lbs and kept it off for 2 years. Then unfortunately I got a prolapse in my band and found out my band was NEVER plicated and there was no way to fix it. I had to pay to have it removed which in turn triggered my PTSD and within a year I put all of my weight back on. I am $25k in debt and miserable. He ruined me!
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Would not recommend. Dr G was fine but dealing with his staff, billing coordinator, aka, his wife has been a nightmare. I was told my insurance covered my visits to come in. Was about 6 visits in when I got a bill for over $1000. When calling her she told me because my secondary insurance wouldn't cover it, she needed my FAQ's from my primary. Got them to her. Eight months later she turns me over to collections. Isn't it her job to do billing properly? My insurance covers they assure me....OK?
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