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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 University Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, M.D. 2003

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

    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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