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“Nothing is more rewarding than seeing patients make a full recovery after lifesaving brain surgery.”

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Dr. Vivek Gonugunta’s practice focuses on general, pediatric and cerebrovascular neurosurgery. He has special interests in treatment of brain aneurysms, AVMs and AV fistulas using a minimally invasive endovascular approach. He has special expertise in treatment of stroke by removing clots or placing stents in blood vessels of the brain or neck. His interests in pediatric neurosurgery include repair of skull deformities, brain tumors and endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus.

“This is one of the most challenging specialties in medicine,” he said of the endovascular approach. “It requires great dexterity and knowledge of the human anatomy.” He said he is gratified by the response of patients and their families, who often credit “gifted hands” for the successful outcomes they experience.

Dr. Gonugunta, who joined Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2009, is one of just a relative handful of doctors in the United States who can perform both invasive and noninvasive vascular surgeries on the brain. He is “on call” on an almost constant basis and values the opportunity to discuss and explain procedures to his patients and their loved ones.

In addition to other brain surgeries, including procedures for tumors, trauma and hydrocephalus, he also performs complex spinal surgeries for various conditions.

Dr. Gonugunta completed his residency in neurosurgery and advanced fellowships in pediatric neurosurgery and endovascular neurosurgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, M.D. 2003

    Residency
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH, United States, Neurosurgery 2008

    Fellowship
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH, United States Neurological Surgery 2009

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland, OH, United States Neurosurgery - Endovascular 2009

  • Professional Societies
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgeons Indian Medical Association Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

    Board Certifications
    Neurological Surgery: 2014

    State Licenses
    Ohio Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.5
out of 5 (41 ratings, 8 comments)
4.5
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.5
Provider concern for my questions
4.4
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.2
Provider's medication information
4.5
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.6
Provider's use of words I understood
4.6
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.5
My likelihood of recommending this provider

Patient Comments down arrow

Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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May 27, 2020
Always impressed with Dr. Gonugunta! He explains things in a way that was easy to understand and always shows genuine care & concern -
August 03, 2020
Good.
August 05, 2020
Dr. Gonugunta is patient, thorough and kind. He present information and allowed the client to make the decision.
August 19, 2020
Dr. G. is a very knowledgeable and caring surgeon.
August 27, 2020
Dr. G. explained everything.
July 09, 2020
Dr. was well informed about condition. Explained surgery to us including risks, etc.
April 01, 2020
Provider was more focus on other health issues rather than the reason of visit! Would not recommend. I was disappointed at the end of my visit. I left the clinic with no certainly.
August 12, 2020
No rating given
I was dismissed from start. He took a phone call mid visit. Did not note any of my concerns or acknowledge anything I told him.
August 12, 2020
No rating given
I was dismissed from start. He took a phone call mid visit. Did not note any of my concerns or acknowledge anything I told him.
April 01, 2020
Provider was more focus on other health issues rather than the reason of visit! Would not recommend. I was disappointed at the end of my visit. I left the clinic with no certainly.
July 09, 2020
Dr. was well informed about condition. Explained surgery to us including risks, etc.
May 27, 2020
Always impressed with Dr. Gonugunta! He explains things in a way that was easy to understand and always shows genuine care & concern -
August 03, 2020
Good.
August 05, 2020
Dr. Gonugunta is patient, thorough and kind. He present information and allowed the client to make the decision.
August 19, 2020
Dr. G. is a very knowledgeable and caring surgeon.
August 27, 2020
Dr. G. explained everything.
April 01, 2020
Provider was more focus on other health issues rather than the reason of visit! Would not recommend. I was disappointed at the end of my visit. I left the clinic with no certainly.
May 27, 2020
Always impressed with Dr. Gonugunta! He explains things in a way that was easy to understand and always shows genuine care & concern -
July 09, 2020
Dr. was well informed about condition. Explained surgery to us including risks, etc.
August 03, 2020
Good.
August 05, 2020
Dr. Gonugunta is patient, thorough and kind. He present information and allowed the client to make the decision.
August 12, 2020
No rating given
I was dismissed from start. He took a phone call mid visit. Did not note any of my concerns or acknowledge anything I told him.
August 19, 2020
Dr. G. is a very knowledgeable and caring surgeon.
August 27, 2020
Dr. G. explained everything.
August 27, 2020
Dr. G. explained everything.
August 19, 2020
Dr. G. is a very knowledgeable and caring surgeon.
August 12, 2020
No rating given
I was dismissed from start. He took a phone call mid visit. Did not note any of my concerns or acknowledge anything I told him.
August 05, 2020
Dr. Gonugunta is patient, thorough and kind. He present information and allowed the client to make the decision.
August 03, 2020
Good.
July 09, 2020
Dr. was well informed about condition. Explained surgery to us including risks, etc.
May 27, 2020
Always impressed with Dr. Gonugunta! He explains things in a way that was easy to understand and always shows genuine care & concern -
April 01, 2020
Provider was more focus on other health issues rather than the reason of visit! Would not recommend. I was disappointed at the end of my visit. I left the clinic with no certainly.

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