Dr. William Purkert, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 69

General Surgery

Dr. William Purkert, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. William Purkert, MD

Inova Fairfax Hospital

8081 Innovation Park Dr Fairfax, VA 22031
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Admirable surgeon
I underwent surgery for a medical condition. Dr. Purkert is a practiced surgeon who immediately put me at ease. (I have worked in medicine so I’m picky.). My condition had gotten out of hand and he was able to better it tenfold and the condition is now normal. He is very capable, professional, attentive to the patient and kind. Thanks so much, Dr. Purkert!!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Phebe Harvey – Jun 16, 2022
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Excellent doctor
Dr. Purkert is the true embodiment of an ideal medical professional. He is experienced, knowledgeable, polite, friendly. He instills confidence and calmness, his bedside manners are relaxed, reassuring. He is the best thyroid surgeon in the area that I highly recommend.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jan 31, 2022
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Dr. Purkert put me very at ease during my thyroid cancer journey. His bedside manner was very calming and he is definitely the premier thyroid surgeon in NOVA. My surgery went on without a hitch and I am cancer free today.
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
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Lisa Jones – Jul 08, 2020
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Parathyroidectomy went smoother than expected and explained. Great bedside manner yet professional!
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Sep 24, 2019
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It took quite some time to get an appointment with Dr. Purkert which I believe is because he is so highly regarded. For that reason, I had expected my visit to be rushed and to feel like I was just another number. This could not have been further from the reality of my visit. Dr. Purkert treated me like I was the only patient he had and explained everything about my condition and the planned surgery. I will definitely recommend Dr. Purkert!
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
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Mountain View, CA – Aug 29, 2017
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Dr. Purket saved my life by doing a thyroidectomy on April 11th 2016 . I just came home today and he has given me the best care ever I call him my hero my everything for saving my life . When all the on other Dr's failed me I suffered all these years sick with my thyroid until seeing Dr. Purket wonderful caring person anyone with thyroid issues I would highly recommend this Dr.
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
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Ann in Reston – Apr 13, 2016
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I had a thyroidectomy, and luckily it was scheduled with Dr. Purkert. Very nice man, explains everything surgery very well...all the details and why it needs to be done. He did a great job with my incision, scar is very tiny. I ended up having papillary carcinoma of the thyroid... so very happy I got it done! He also removed 3 lymph nodes that were cancerous, which was great for him to check because I would've had to have had surgery again in the future if he didn't remove them.
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
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Carolyn in Haymarket, VA – Feb 04, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Patient centered, evidence based care.

Biography

A surgeon with Inova Medical Group General Surgery, they treat a wide range of general surgery problems utilizing the latest surgical protocols.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2010
Carnegie Mellon University-Master Of Medical Management
1980
Georgetown University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Masters of Medical Management, 2010

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Does Dr. William Purkert, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Purkert has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. William Purkert, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Purkert frequently treats Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy, Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant, and Parathyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Purkert treats.

Where is Dr. William Purkert, MD's office located?

Dr. Purkert's office is located at 8081 Innovation Park Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Purkert's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purkert performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Purkert performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purkert treats Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
Parathyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purkert performs Parathyroidectomy more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

Dr. Purkert's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Purkert accepts the following insurance:

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HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
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KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Locations

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Schar Cancer Institute8081 Innovation Park Dr Fairfax, VA 22031
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Fairfax Surgical Group

Fairfax Surgical Group8316 Arlington Blvd Ste 410 Fairfax, VA 22031
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