Dr. Valentin Atanassov, MD

Dr. Valentin Atanassov, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Valentin Atanassov, MD is a general surgery specialist in Brockton, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Pavlov Higher Institute Of Med in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

1350 Belmont St Ste 102

Brockton, MA 02301

Contact Information

(774) 776-2991

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated


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65  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Pavlov Higher Institute Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Staten Island University Hospitalny
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Atanassov has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Atanassov's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Atanassov to family and friends
17 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Atanassov's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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....more
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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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