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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 neurosurgical 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.

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  • Medical School
    Sri Venkateswara Medical College 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

4.7
out of 5 (47 ratings, 15 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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March 2, 2023
Dr. G is a VERY CARING physician, thorough explanations of issue & plan.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Gonugunta is excellent! He took the time to explain everything. Very thorough & seems to truly care.
March 9, 2023
... Dr. g. was "AWESOME" taking time to inform & explain...
April 9, 2023
I developed a complication...after surgery. My surgeon visited every day to see how I was doing before he could fix my problem - which was a total success.
November 29, 2023
He was very through & explained all details thoroughly. He told me to consider my options for 24 hours, then call his office.
January 5, 2024
Dr. G. and all of his associates went above and beyond. He made you feel like you were important very caring excellent bedside manner, cares me where that good you people find a way to get rid of them.
February 13, 2024
The doctor made sure we had a full understanding of options and procedures discussed.
February 13, 2024
Dr. G listened to my daughters questions and concerns and then answered them completely. He made sure my daughter and I (her mom) understood everything before moving on.
February 29, 2024
GREAT description of my problems. Reviewed options well, ANSWERED MY questions; pleasant.
March 1, 2024
We were very comfortable in the visit. Doctor REALLY CARES about me!!! It's hard putting your future in docs hands, but I'm extremely confident.
March 20, 2024
Dr. Gonugunta is an excellent neurosurgeon. He has a calming demeanor & a wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything & answers questions.
April 26, 2024
Excellent experience. Explained my condition in detail, easy to understand terms for my non-medical husband, pictures and brochures to take home explaining anatomy and surgery. Kind, compassionate, unrushed demeanor. Left feeling empowered and peaceful.
May 23, 2024
He took time explain the problem and _____ written material as well as physical model explained what would be done. This was after explaining options along with pro/cons of each. Incredibly thorough and patient. A++.
November 1, 2023
I have a lot of faith in Dr. "G." after speaking with him!
August 11, 2023
Dr. has a good rep & is kind. He listen to you & explains well.
August 11, 2023
Dr. has a good rep & is kind. He listen to you & explains well.
November 1, 2023
I have a lot of faith in Dr. "G." after speaking with him!
March 2, 2023
Dr. G is a VERY CARING physician, thorough explanations of issue & plan.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Gonugunta is excellent! He took the time to explain everything. Very thorough & seems to truly care.
March 9, 2023
... Dr. g. was "AWESOME" taking time to inform & explain...
April 9, 2023
I developed a complication...after surgery. My surgeon visited every day to see how I was doing before he could fix my problem - which was a total success.
November 29, 2023
He was very through & explained all details thoroughly. He told me to consider my options for 24 hours, then call his office.
January 5, 2024
Dr. G. and all of his associates went above and beyond. He made you feel like you were important very caring excellent bedside manner, cares me where that good you people find a way to get rid of them.
February 13, 2024
The doctor made sure we had a full understanding of options and procedures discussed.
February 13, 2024
Dr. G listened to my daughters questions and concerns and then answered them completely. He made sure my daughter and I (her mom) understood everything before moving on.
February 29, 2024
GREAT description of my problems. Reviewed options well, ANSWERED MY questions; pleasant.
March 1, 2024
We were very comfortable in the visit. Doctor REALLY CARES about me!!! It's hard putting your future in docs hands, but I'm extremely confident.
March 20, 2024
Dr. Gonugunta is an excellent neurosurgeon. He has a calming demeanor & a wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything & answers questions.
April 26, 2024
Excellent experience. Explained my condition in detail, easy to understand terms for my non-medical husband, pictures and brochures to take home explaining anatomy and surgery. Kind, compassionate, unrushed demeanor. Left feeling empowered and peaceful.
May 23, 2024
He took time explain the problem and _____ written material as well as physical model explained what would be done. This was after explaining options along with pro/cons of each. Incredibly thorough and patient. A++.
March 2, 2023
Dr. G is a VERY CARING physician, thorough explanations of issue & plan.
March 3, 2023
Dr. Gonugunta is excellent! He took the time to explain everything. Very thorough & seems to truly care.
March 9, 2023
... Dr. g. was "AWESOME" taking time to inform & explain...
April 9, 2023
I developed a complication...after surgery. My surgeon visited every day to see how I was doing before he could fix my problem - which was a total success.
August 11, 2023
Dr. has a good rep & is kind. He listen to you & explains well.
November 1, 2023
I have a lot of faith in Dr. "G." after speaking with him!
November 29, 2023
He was very through & explained all details thoroughly. He told me to consider my options for 24 hours, then call his office.
January 5, 2024
Dr. G. and all of his associates went above and beyond. He made you feel like you were important very caring excellent bedside manner, cares me where that good you people find a way to get rid of them.
February 13, 2024
The doctor made sure we had a full understanding of options and procedures discussed.
February 13, 2024
Dr. G listened to my daughters questions and concerns and then answered them completely. He made sure my daughter and I (her mom) understood everything before moving on.
February 29, 2024
GREAT description of my problems. Reviewed options well, ANSWERED MY questions; pleasant.
March 1, 2024
We were very comfortable in the visit. Doctor REALLY CARES about me!!! It's hard putting your future in docs hands, but I'm extremely confident.
March 20, 2024
Dr. Gonugunta is an excellent neurosurgeon. He has a calming demeanor & a wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything & answers questions.
April 26, 2024
Excellent experience. Explained my condition in detail, easy to understand terms for my non-medical husband, pictures and brochures to take home explaining anatomy and surgery. Kind, compassionate, unrushed demeanor. Left feeling empowered and peaceful.
May 23, 2024
He took time explain the problem and _____ written material as well as physical model explained what would be done. This was after explaining options along with pro/cons of each. Incredibly thorough and patient. A++.
May 23, 2024
He took time explain the problem and _____ written material as well as physical model explained what would be done. This was after explaining options along with pro/cons of each. Incredibly thorough and patient. A++.
April 26, 2024
Excellent experience. Explained my condition in detail, easy to understand terms for my non-medical husband, pictures and brochures to take home explaining anatomy and surgery. Kind, compassionate, unrushed demeanor. Left feeling empowered and peaceful.
March 20, 2024
Dr. Gonugunta is an excellent neurosurgeon. He has a calming demeanor & a wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything & answers questions.
March 1, 2024
We were very comfortable in the visit. Doctor REALLY CARES about me!!! It's hard putting your future in docs hands, but I'm extremely confident.
February 29, 2024
GREAT description of my problems. Reviewed options well, ANSWERED MY questions; pleasant.
February 13, 2024
The doctor made sure we had a full understanding of options and procedures discussed.
February 13, 2024
Dr. G listened to my daughters questions and concerns and then answered them completely. He made sure my daughter and I (her mom) understood everything before moving on.
January 5, 2024
Dr. G. and all of his associates went above and beyond. He made you feel like you were important very caring excellent bedside manner, cares me where that good you people find a way to get rid of them.
November 29, 2023
He was very through & explained all details thoroughly. He told me to consider my options for 24 hours, then call his office.
November 1, 2023
I have a lot of faith in Dr. "G." after speaking with him!
August 11, 2023
Dr. has a good rep & is kind. He listen to you & explains well.
April 9, 2023
I developed a complication...after surgery. My surgeon visited every day to see how I was doing before he could fix my problem - which was a total success.
March 9, 2023
... Dr. g. was "AWESOME" taking time to inform & explain...
March 3, 2023
Dr. Gonugunta is excellent! He took the time to explain everything. Very thorough & seems to truly care.
March 2, 2023
Dr. G is a VERY CARING physician, thorough explanations of issue & plan.

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