Dr. Russell Gornichec, MD

Dr. Russell Gornichec, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Russell Gornichec, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Benton, AR and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1994 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

5 Medical Park Dr Ste 303

Benton, AR 72015

Contact Information

(501) 778-7300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 42% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 41% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 28% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

15  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gornichec has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gornichec's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gornichec to family and friends
30 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Gornichec'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 (3)

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...more
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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...more
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