Dr. Sam Pakraftar, MB CHB

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 40

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Sam Pakraftar, MB CHB is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Waterville, ME and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from School Of Medicine Of The Royal College medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with Mainegeneral Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Sam Pakraftar, MB CHB

Maine General Surgery

149 N St Waterville, ME 4901 ()
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Dr. Pakraftar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominoplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pakraftar performs Abdominoplasty more than 97% of his peers

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

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pakraftar performs Colectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pakraftar performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Anal or Rectal Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pakraftar treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pakraftar treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pakraftar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Silver Blue Choice Chamber-ME PPO Plus
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Dr. Pakraftar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pakraftar

4.0

Based on 4 ratings

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very happy
Both office visits Dr Pakraftar was always on time, answered any questions. The surgery went very well too. I would definitely recommend Dr Pakraftar
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Miro – Mar 08, 2022
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General surgery
Not impressed, been dealing with this surgeon as a second opinion, since the first surgeon Dr Mark Grant did a surgery that I didn't even talk about. I've lost 46lbs since Dec 10, and still losing, Dr packrafter decided to send me to mass general b excuse he has thrown his hands up.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Steve – Mar 03, 2022
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The rare doctor who will explain everything to you and in terms you can actually understand. Then he listens to your questions and really seems to care! We are indeed fortunate to have him at Maine General!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dianne Ryan – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr Pakraftar is now working at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, ME. I would 100% recommend him. My daughter is severely handicap. He removed a cancer area in my daughter colon. He did an awesome job! Her stitches look great. He is kind and extremely Knowledgeable. He talked to her. Like he said she is the most important person. I just answered the questions (she can't talk). She was one of the first surgeries he was in charge of. If I need surgery he will be the one I go to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Belinda Samson in Hebron, ME – Sep 10, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Sam Pakraftar, MB CHB is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Waterville, ME and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2008
School Of Medicine Of The Royal College
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Sam Pakraftar, MB CHB's top areas of care?

Dr. Pakraftar frequently treats Abdominoplasty, Colectomy, and Anal or Rectal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pakraftar treats.

Where is Dr. Sam Pakraftar, MB CHB's office located?

Dr. Pakraftar's office is located at 149 N St, Waterville, ME 4901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Maine General Surgery

General Surgery Suite149 N St Waterville, ME 4901
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Mainegeneral Speciality Care35 Medical Center Pkwy Augusta, ME 04330
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Mainegeneral Medical Center

Augusta, ME

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)