Dr. Russell Howerton, MD

Dr. Russell Howerton, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Russell Howerton, MD is a general surgery specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

MEDICAL CENTER BLVD

Winston Salem, NC 27157

Contact Information

(336) 716-2011

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howerton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pancreatic Cancer
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more than 59% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
normal
more than 58% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
normal
more than 56% of peers

Dr. Howerton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

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18  Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hepatectomy
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hammersmith Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howerton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Wake Forest Baptist Health, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Howerton's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howerton to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Howerton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Howerton listens and responds to your concerns. He always has a plan for your care and is very compassionate. I really trust his judgement.
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