Dr. Walter Pipkin, MD

Dr. Walter Pipkin, MD

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Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Walter Pipkin, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Augusta, GA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in pediatric surgery and pediatric thoracic surgery.

Children's Hospital of Georgia

1446 HARPER ST

Augusta, GA 30912
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pipkin "Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region. "

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

18  Conditions Treated

21  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pipkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pipkin's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pipkin to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Pipkin'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 (2)

Dr. Pipkin performed thoracic surgery on my son when he was 14. During the entire process from diagnosis to surgery, he listened to my son's concerns first and foremost. He treated my child with respect and dignity. Most other doctors talk directly to the parents and forget to include the...more
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Dr. Pipkin preformed surgery on my daughter when she was only 1 month old. It was a very frightening and emotional time for my family. Dr. Pipkin's professionalism, and knowledge was extremely reassuring, and helped to ease the anxiety. It is now over 2 years later, and my daughter is healthy...more
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