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Dr. Valentin Atanassov, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Atanassov

Innovative Surgical Care

1350 Belmont St Ste 102 Brockton, MA 02301

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Dr. Valentin Atanassov, MD is a general surgery specialist in Brockton, MA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Pavlov Higher Institute Of Med in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

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What People Say About Dr. Valentin Atanassov, MD
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I was admitted into the ER with severe colon issues in 2013..Luckily for me, Dr.Atanassov was the dr. who saw me.Once he got me stable and stronger he then performed surgery on me a couple months later. When I was initially admitted I was told by hospital staff what a wonderful surgeon/doctor he was, and they weren't kidding.I was fortunate and would only see him if I ever needed any type of surgery that he performs.Id have my own child see him, and feel only confident having her in his care.
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I saw Dr. Val back in 2011 for the removal of cancer in my thyroid area. The first time I met him he looked right at my neck and marked where he would make the incision. I had to have an additional surgery 6 weeks later, as they could not keep the other half of my thyroid. I was not nervous, Dr. Val is awesome. To this day everyone remarks about the scar they can barely see on my neck! Thanks to a great doctor, I am still here today.
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I was very nervous going into see Dr Atanassov knowing I would need surgery. Once I met Dr Val and his team, he calmed my nerves right away. He is very cool and confident. His entire team is very nice and caring. I am now a week post op, had my post op visit and just feel so glad that he was my surgeon. I cannot recommend him enough!
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You know how when you tell someone you need surgery and they tell you "Go see my guy...he is the best" or "I got a guy" Well, Dr. Val is the guy. He is a the rock star of general surgeons. I can't imagine a scenario in which someone would give this guy any less than 5 stars, +A, the best, believe me. Jim Small PS-I never write reviews but after my surgery today, this is "my guy" and should be everyone else's.
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Dr. Val., as the nurses call him, is an amazing surgeon and person. I know he saved my life. I would recommend him to everyone in need of surgery. His caring and bed side manner is the best I have ever experienced. I am truly grateful to this wonderful man, as is my family. Patricia McKinnon, Middleboro, Mass.
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Dr Atanassov was so attentive to me in the Hospital, checked up on me several times each day that I was in hospital and called me several time during the first few days that I came home,he wanted to make sure I was comfortable and that I understood my restrictions as far as diet and limitations. He is a true professional and his staff is great, would recommend him to anyone in need of surgery. The Best !
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Care Philosophy

We strive to treat each person on an individual basis, knowing that everyone has their own specific set of needs an requirements.


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications


Staten Island University Hospitalny
Residency Hospital
Pavlov Higher Institute Of Med
Medical School


  • Bulgarian
  • English


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(774) 776-2991

Dr. Atanassov accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Health Net
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Network Health
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Atanassov's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atanassov performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Atanassov performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atanassov performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Atanassov performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atanassov treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Atanassov treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

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  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Atanassov's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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