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

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Also sees patients at:
Stevens Point Center | Eau Claire Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-5297

Provider Bio down arrow

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 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

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (39 ratings, 5 comments)
4.6
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.5
Provider concern for my questions
4.5
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.7
Provider's use of words I understood
4.7
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.7
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.
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November 08, 2017
Took extra time to explain things to me.
November 10, 2017
One of the best physicians I have ever seen. Would recommend him to anyone.
December 17, 2017
Dr. G is very knowledgeable and gives options to his patients.
October 06, 2017
Until Dr. G., I was on my way to a surgery that would not have fixed my problem. I am so thankful Dr. G. listened carefully and thoroughly. He is compassionate and thorough. I could not ask for more.
December 07, 2017
Nurse super! Doctor great!
December 07, 2017
Nurse super! Doctor great!
October 06, 2017
Until Dr. G., I was on my way to a surgery that would not have fixed my problem. I am so thankful Dr. G. listened carefully and thoroughly. He is compassionate and thorough. I could not ask for more.
November 08, 2017
Took extra time to explain things to me.
November 10, 2017
One of the best physicians I have ever seen. Would recommend him to anyone.
December 17, 2017
Dr. G is very knowledgeable and gives options to his patients.
October 06, 2017
Until Dr. G., I was on my way to a surgery that would not have fixed my problem. I am so thankful Dr. G. listened carefully and thoroughly. He is compassionate and thorough. I could not ask for more.
November 08, 2017
Took extra time to explain things to me.
November 10, 2017
One of the best physicians I have ever seen. Would recommend him to anyone.
December 07, 2017
Nurse super! Doctor great!
December 17, 2017
Dr. G is very knowledgeable and gives options to his patients.
December 17, 2017
Dr. G is very knowledgeable and gives options to his patients.
December 07, 2017
Nurse super! Doctor great!
November 10, 2017
One of the best physicians I have ever seen. Would recommend him to anyone.
November 08, 2017
Took extra time to explain things to me.
October 06, 2017
Until Dr. G., I was on my way to a surgery that would not have fixed my problem. I am so thankful Dr. G. listened carefully and thoroughly. He is compassionate and thorough. I could not ask for more.