George A. Poultsides, MD, MS

Hepatobiliary surgeon, Pancreatic surgeon, Liver surgeon, Sarcoma specialist, Gastrointestinal specialist, Minimally invasive surgeon


Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Greek

Biography


Dr. Poultsides is Section Chief of Surgical Oncology and Professor of Surgery at Stanford University. He is a high-volume oncologic surgeon specializing in the management of complex cancers of the pancreas, liver, stomach and retroperitoneum. He joined Stanford in 2009 after completing fellowship training in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering and in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery at Johns Hopkins. From a scholarly perspective, he directs an R01-funded molecular imaging program in pancreatic cancer and oversees a first-in-human clinical trial of fluorescence-guided surgery in patients undergoing pancreatic cancer resection. In addition, in his role as Co-Lead of the GI Oncology Clinical Research Program at the Stanford Cancer Institute, he provides oversight of the institution’s portfolio of surgical clinical trials in GI cancers. He serves as the Program Director of Stanford’s Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship and is a frequent recipient of teaching awards within Stanford Surgery.

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine Registrar (2007) CT
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2009) MD
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2008) NY
  • MS, Stanford University, Epidemiology (2011)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2008)
  • Medical Education: University of Athens Medical School (2000) Greece

Honors & Awards
  • Andrew Canzonetti, MD Award, Outstanding 4th Year Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2006)
  • Best PGY-5 Rotation Award, Stanford General Surgery Chief Residents (2012)
  • Best PGY-5 Rotation Award, Stanford General Surgery Chief Residents (2016)
  • Best PGY-5 Rotation Award, Stanford General Surgery Chief Residents (2017)
  • Best PGY-5 Rotation Award, Stanford General Surgery Chief Residents (2018)
  • Cancer Innovation Fund Award, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012)
  • Charles Polivy, MD Memorial Award, Department of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2005)
  • Faculty Seed Grant, Stanford University Department of Surgery (2019-2020)
  • Henry Mannix, Jr, MD Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2007)
  • Highly Sensitive Detection of Occult Pancreatic Cancer Using Intraoperative Molecular Imaging, 1 R01 CA273035-01A1 (PI) NCI/NIH (2023-2028)
  • James Foster, MD Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (2017)
  • John Austin Collins, MD Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching and Dedication to Resident Training, Department of Surgery, Stanford University (2013)
  • Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Prize for Clinical and Scientific Capabilities, Department of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2007)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Innovation Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2023-2024)
  • Testing Molecule Hypotheses in Human Subjects, Sarafan ChEM-H (Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health), Stanford University (2022-2024)
  • Translational Research Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2016)

Memberships
  • Editorial Board, Annals of Surgery (2022 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Annals of Surgical Oncology (2018 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (2018 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Surgical Oncology (2017 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, BMC Cancer (2015 - 2020)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology, Stanford University (2019 - Present)
  • Co-Lead, Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinical Research Program, Stanford Cancer Institute (2019 - Present)
  • Instructor in Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008 - 2009)
  • Program Director, Stanford University Complex General Surgical Oncology (CGSO) Fellowship (2019 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Sarcoma Program at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Benign Pancreas Program Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Hypertension Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A11

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Patient Ratings

(20 Ratings)

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4.7/5

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4.7/5
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4.5/5
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4.8/5
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Patient Reviews

(335 reviews)

I thought he was very thorough and answered all my questions
Excellent. Very professional but also very personable.
Just tell him Thank You.
THANKS FOR YOUR SKILLS. Also thanks for taking time to show me the kidney stones on the scans that were NOT noted in the scan report from Sept. 2023. They were very small BUT visible. I will address that with Primary Physician and MD Imagining. Evidently taking 4 capsules of 600 mg of Apple Cider Vinegar spread out through the day isn't a problem with or negated by taking the Famotidine 20mg tablet twice a day. Didn't remember Dr. Poultsides and I talking about that but did talk with Intern about just prior to Dr. Poultsides video visit.
Very kind , but was hoping to move forward with the surgery instead of being recommended to another doctor
Dr. Poultsides makes me feel that he's very interested in my situation. It is very reassuring to have him helping me. He and Dr. Sonu working as a team are keeping a close eye on my progress. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a quick fix for my problem at the present time. The good news is that my mass hasn't grown since my last check in. Hopefully, something new will come up in the future to help me out. I appreciate all the help I am receiving from Dr. Poultsides and his team!
My interactions with him have all been excellent.
He is a good man, as well as an excellent medical professional. I like Jenny V who works with him, she is thorough and genuine. I am thankful to have Dr. Poultsides overseeing my medical needs!
Thank you foe being such a great doctor
Explained everything well
Dr.poultsides provides excellent medical care and is extremely understanding and important for my recovery. He saved my life.
Excellent customer service. Love my doctor.
Great doctor to have!
The, doctor was very complete and professional.
Dr. Poultsides was very thorough to explain the findings and was able to answer all of my questions. It was very informative. Thank you for taking this survey.
He is an excellent doctor and a wonderful person
I think Dr. Poultsides is very professional knowledgeable, and provided me with a concrete path to deal with the cancer issue. I have. I look forward to working with him to resolve my cancer issue.
Dr.Poultsides has a very pleasant and relaxed manner. He explained the details of my surgery very simply so I understood what was involved before, during , and after the procedure. I left the appointment feeling less anxious and confident that I am in excellent hands.
I am confident that he is the right provider for me. I’ve heard his name SO many times since my diagnosis. Nothing but GREAT things. At our first meeting, I believe all of the wonderful things I’ve heard!
He is a very caring man
Dr. Poultsides is clearly extremely competent and knowledgeable (400 publications!). We had an excellent, informative exchange, aided by the preliminary interview with Alla Kulobenko, his resident. He allowed me to express all my concerns and answered my questions completely. He formulated a followup plan that makes complete sense to me. Despite an alarming condition, I am encouraged by having him on my health care team.
Patient and friendly
Dr does a good job.
Dr Poulsides is a good doctor the way he explained about my health and the next thing to be done.
He is doing good!
Very professional, very direct, answered all my questions, inspired confidence that he could handle my surgery.
He's AWESOME!!!
Both Dr. Poultsides and the resident were very informed of my medical situation. They both had reviewed my record and scans prior to the visit. They both understood my perspective and respected my feelings about my current condition. They both get an A+
First visit left a good impression.
The doctor was very informative and was able to answer all of the questions that I asked.
very clear
Very helpful
Dr. Poultsides is a good doctor. As I noticed when he talks and explains well the results of my labtest and ct scan and advised me what to do next. He knows his job.
He answered all my questions clearly and patiently, wonderful visit
He did a great job explaining everything.
Excellent doctor.
Very knowledgeable and excellent communicator. Felt more encouraged after 1 hour consult with Dr. Poultsides than I have in months.
Great doctor
He was very informative, patient, and caring.
Dr George Poultsides is great . In a short span of time he cleared all my doubts about surgery.
Excellent doctor!!!
Dr Poultsides was very good - his Student Ana also.
Professional. Direct and to the point. I liked him
The doctor was concise and thorough. Despite not being familiar with medical jargon, Dr. Poultsides offered opportunities to ask for clarifications and questions and my wife and I did ask. He seemed to be a no nonsense and honest man not wasting a lot of words yet we felt comfortable asking questions. We also felt comfortable talking and answering questions that we asked by Dr. Chandler.
Dr. Poultsides is a most effective professional surgeon, who inspires great confidence in his patients.
Dr. Poultsides was a good listener and fully answered all of my questions.
We are so very thankful that Dr G Poultsides accepted our case. Gave us a chance to battle pancreatic cancer. Having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer January 2021 and still be here May 2023 is amazing. My husband was given a chance to fight and he continues to fight. Dr Poultsides and his nurse Abigail were always responsive via “My Health Portal†The quality of care from Stanford Medical Center and the ability to stay connected made this fight possible. Seeking medical service during the COVID pandemic was a challenge, a nightmare at times. Knowing we weren’t alone brought so much comfort. Mahalo Dr Poultsides and all who were part of our care.
Well I’m a new patient and we’ve only spoken twice on a video call so it’s hard to really get a feel for my Dr. but I put my trust in him whole heartedly.
The visit was very satifactory.
Very impressive.
He is very calm very caring takes an interest in patients and listens to questions
He was very informative and answered all my questions.
Love that a complete and comprehensive visit occurred without having to travel 200 miles!
Knowledgeable and recommended a great alternative to surgery.
He is excellent
Appreciated his frankness and honest opinion.
Dr Poultsides was very pleasant to talk to he explain all the details about my how by my treatment is comming along ,it’s always very comforting to know that I’m doing well wtith my treatment
We are so impressed with Dr Poultsides. He is very caring and makes sure we understand everything that he has told us. He is an excellent Doctor and everything has gone very smoothly and according to plan.
We picked Dr Poulsides because he respects our religious views on blood transfusions. We are Jehovah’s Witnesses.
He is very good
Amazing doctor
He was very informative. He suggested a plan of attack for my liver cancer.
Thank you Dr. Poultsides for arranging this timely video visit and today's experience was great for me.
He was extremely helpful.
I appreciate the expertise of dr poultsides on my case.
Very caring and extremely informative
Dr is awesome I am so very grateful and very happy with Dr Poultsides Thank you so very much🤗
Great doctor.
He's a wonderful human being who saved my life. I am cancer free because of this awesome physician
I wish the rest of the world could experience the excellence of care continually exhibited by Dr. Poultsides.
Great surgeon
He is a good doctor and I enjoy having him as my doctor and as long as he is around I will never stop having him as my doctor. He has done 2 surgeries on me and this is going to be my 3rd surgery that he is going to be doing on my soon. I trust him to do my surgery. And I always tell family, friends and other people that I have talk to that he is a good surgeon.
What a great surgeon and person. I am very grateful for his skills. Save my life twice already. Dr. Poultsides treats everyone with respect and dignity. He provides answers to all your questions and gives you hope.
Informative and easy to understand
Short to the point consult.
Many Thanks spending time with me.
He explained the procedure and showed me images that helped me understand. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Dr.Poultsides is an excellent oncology surgeon. I feel very lucky to under his care and would be happy to recommend him to anybody who needs GI surgery
Attentive, great bedside manner and through
Simply the Best !!!!!
Dr. Was very professional and informative. He truly has your best interests in mind
Dr. Poultsides is a great professional and person. His liver resection surgery achieved wonderful results for me and was done to perfection. He removed all active disease and there is nothing of concern left in the liver. During this follow up visit, he answered my questions, showed me the images, talked me through what he was seeing, and instilled confidence in our next steps. He also recommended another doctor at Stanford, so it was a great visit. Dr. Poultsides was generous with his time, attention, and expertise, and I will forever be grateful to him and to Stanford for this lifesaving surgery.
Great Doctor!
Thank you
Dr. George Poultsides is a wonderful person and surgeon - very caring as well as an expert in his field. I am grateful to have him as a part of my care team. And his staff of nurses are so responsive. I’ve received answers to my questions the same day. They are great.
He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He was very good at sharing information with me. I appreciate him.
Wonderful doctor. So bless to have his as my surgent
Dr. Poulsides is very nice, knowledgeable and professional. He takes the time to explain things in a way you understand. He is great!
Was great, I love his patient to answer all my questions and concerns.
He is very professional
Very easy to talk to and informative with my questions.
An excellent ,well versed about patient,s problems Dr Poultsides deserves all appreciations.
He seems nice.
Doctor George Poultsides is very nice and knowledgeable. He explained to me in great detail the scheme of my further treatment.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
Dr. Poultsides (his team)was an excellent doctor/team and The surgery was a success.
Dr. Poultsides was very kind and concerned for my well being. He answered questions with patience.
I really appreciate Dr. Poultsides attention and care. He is the best!
He seemed very pleasant and knowledgeable and understood everything I told him.
He is wonderful doctor
He took his time and made sure that I understood everything that was said to me about what is going to happen.
I think Dr. Poultsides is a great physician in his field and I am luck to have him treated my problem.
I am very happy to meet you and your explanation helped me a lot. Thank you very much.
He is knowledgeable, kind, thorough and highly skilled. I could not ask for a better doctor.
Very friendly and informative
Dr Poultsides is nice to talk to I enjoyed talking to him
He was very nice and professional. Went over everything with me.
Dr. Poultsides was very clear on the tests I had taken and is setting up another MRI.
He is a great doctor. Trust his care decisions.
He is the best
He was great
Dr Poultsides was very thoughtful and listened to all of our concerns. We are very confident that in his decisions.
He’s great !!
Very to the point and direct answers
Always very thorough in explaining how to handle my health issues
Very professional.
He was very patient and answered all of the questions. He also explained clearly regarding all test done and what the next steps would be in my treatment
Seems knowledgeable and good doctor
Extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented. Very kind and thorough. The best kind of doctor one can find.
he was attentive to my questions, and took care to explain everything thoroughly.
He was very informative about the upcoming procedure and answered all my questions
He was very polite. He explained me in detail what is good for me and what is the best option for me.
I have appreciated Dr. Poultsides as my cancer surgeon. He has shown skill as a surgeon and compassion as a doctor during what has been a very tough time for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring surgery to address malignant tumors.
On a daily basis he extends peoples' lives. There is no more noble endeavor for a human being than the help save the lives of other human beings. I appreciate the intelligence, skill and determination it takes to do what he does.
Dr. George Poultsides is an awesome doctor! I am most grateful for his outstanding care. —David Loftus
See previous question--he needs to clone himself so he is not so busy as to run behind, but he is an excellent surgeon and doctor!!!
George Poultsides is an excellent doctor.
He is an excellent DR.
His kindness, helpfulness, and professionalism. I appreciated the time he took to answer my questions. The wait was worth every minute. He certainly gave me more than 15 minutes of his valuable time It is a little confusing that one Dr. advises NO chemo and Dr. P advised chemo. As a patient I am trying to move along and belive that each new bit of information can change the diagnosis and the plan to take care of particular cancer. Again, thank you Dr. Poutsides, I am relying totally on you.
I think he is very good at what he does.
Very helpful consultation.
Thanks!
He is very nice and patient to explain every question I have.
Dr Poultsides goes above and beyond to maintain contact with his patients. He does a good job with the video visits during this Covid time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything.
I appreciate the time that Dr. Poultsides spent with me on the phone before the zoom meeting. I also appreciate that he is trying the least invasive procedures first.
Outstanding caregiver, thorough in all explanations. I never felt hurried.
I'm happy to have Dr.Poultsides as part of my Care team.I trust him and his judgement.
He is the best!
I appreciate his preparation of my case prior to our call. He seems like an excellent Dr. and I’m happy with the next steps he recommended.
He is thorough and kind. I do want him to do surgery on me though because this tumor has me going to the bladder too often and also concerned.
very good surgeon
He is the very best!! I couldn't have had a better doctor or a better care team.
Thanks!!!
Very thorough with all my concerns.
Dr. Poultsides is an excellent doctor and very affectionate.
Excellent care and advice and very courteous
Just say thank you a lot and appreciate .
Dr Poultsides has been very professional and caring through my care, surgery and recovery. I never felt rushed with any visits. Everything was always explained to me in terms I could understand. He has a great bedside manner. I am grateful for Dr Poultsides and his team.
Dr Poultsides was very good and I’m glad I have him as my son Dr
Very knowledgeable and understand & listened to my concerns
Excellent care from a very caring individual!
Very considerate and positive. Instilled confidence in me for future treatment from Dr. Poulsides. Has great communication and trust with my oncologist .I am looking forward to our next meeting
Great Doctor
Very thorough visit and explanation was great. I felt confident moving forward with Dr.Poultsides.
I think Dr. Poultsides is an excellent doctor and surgeon specialist on the pancreas. I trust his judgement and recommendations.
Looking forward to his help in getting my currrent problems behind me.
Dr Poultsides exuded confidence upon my initial visit.
Wonderful doctor -- takes the time to review CT scans as well as show them -- answers questions and provides follow up plans --n 11 years plus with him and and appreciate his "efficiency" as well as his staff follow up!!
Competent & caring.
Dr. Poultsides is an excellent doctor who is knowledgable about what needed to be done and cares about how I am doing and spends time with me in addressing my concerns before and after my surgery. We should have more Dr. Poultsides in this world.
A compassionate, excellent physician. Saved me from a wrong diagnosis and surgery through the second opinion process, then followed up with excellent communication and care. I could not be more pleased.
Outstanding physician, answered all my questions. Thoughtful answers to my questions. Very trustworthy. Encouraged me. Obviously knowledgeable.
Thank you so much for your time and expertise Dr Poultsides! We are very appreciative!
The consultation was friendly, positive and thorough. We appreciate Dr. Sibley and her referral to Dr. Poultsides.
Dr Poulsltsides is very knowledgeable to what I have problem now I know that he will treat me well in the coming weeks
Dr. Poultsides and his team are excellent at providing patient care. I'm extremely thankful to him in helping me pull through a major illness. The Stanford and patient community are fortunate to have him. What I most appreciate about him is his overall dedication and commitment to his patients. Our questions have always been answered and follow-ups after hospital stay have effortlessly happened. We've never felt abandoned or ignored. We thank him and his team from our hearts.
Very confidence-inspiring physician. Answers my questions and is supportive.
Dr. Poultsides and his team gave me a chance, another chance at living. I've been dealing with this stage 4 leiomyosarcoma since November 2016 and I'm still here because of my Doctors. I'm told that his was the most intense and involved surgery yet. I feel like it was the easiest! I can't tell you how much better I feel now. We just went on a hike around the lake today....though it was only 1 1/2 miles, I haven't been able to do it without struggling. I am elated that I can walk to the back of our property, garden, come in and fix a meal and not have to struggle to do it. Dr. Poultsides answers all my questions in a way that is easy for me to understand and I love his honesty. He's never to busy to answer any question or concern that either I or my husband have had. I am very grateful to Dr. Poultsides, and to his team. Stanford is well represented in Dr. Poultsides.
Dr. Poultsides is an excellent surgeon and doctor. He is also a kind and caring person. He is outstanding. If I had to give him a letter grade (I am a retired college professor), I would give him an A+. He is the best!!!
Very caring and thorough.
I love the guy! Awesome surgeon!
He is knowledgeable and a great doctor
Excellent, caring Dr. That wants the best care possible for me and my condition.
This man saved my life, I will be forever grateful
Excelent care
explained everything that I was concerned about. Very thoughtful person
THANK YOU Dr. Poultsides
I found him to be thorough, factual and conveyed information that was readily understood .
He is very professional, knowledgeable and polite. He gets right to the point, which I appreciate.
Dr Poultsides is a very good surgeon
Grateful to have Dr Poultsides as the primary surgeon on my husband’s upcoming Whipple surgery. His experience & confidence are reassuring.
Very good Doc
Very patient w/ me. Concerned about my well being.
Excellent care from Dr. Poultsides and his team as always. Transfer of scans between SHC and PAMF remains a problem.
Excellent Physician-Surgeon and wonderful, caring human being!
Great surgeon. Personable and cares about you.
Dr. George Poultsides was very thorough, professional and helpful. In my opinion he’s an excellent doctor and I would highly recommend him!
I feel very confident with Dr Poltsides. So blessed to have great care Thank you
Wonderful doctor. Very happy to work with him.
Dr. Poultsides is highly professional, and personable, at the same time, doctor,- I trust him.
Recognized, respected and recommended by multiple healthcare professionals. I feel confident and comfortable with him and his team.
SHORT N SWEET SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST AT WHATHE DOES UST CANT HELP ME MY LOSS
I thought you were very helpful and informative. I just wish you would have explained what the referral process would be like and how quickly I would be on chemo.
Very knowledgeable, kind, informative and gained my trust from the beginning of our virtual meeting.
Thank you for being direct and helpful.
great
Dr. George Poultsides clearly explained to me about a surgery that is required to cure my cancer. He also carefully listened to me and my husband and answered all our questions. Dr. Poultsides gave me a breath of fresh air. I am thankful to Dr. Poultsides for offering a surgery that can prolong my life, and I am looking forward to live longer.
Thank you for your care, Dr. Poultsides!
Thank you for your professional expertise and kindness. Your resident was great too.
It was a very good video appointment & also he was excellent in explaining things to me. I feel safe having Dr. Poultsides operating on me
He is an amazing doctor!!!!
He is good
To the point, straight forward
I appreciate having him on my medical team and that he communicated everything clearly
He is quite thorough with his assessment of the CT scan, and gave me information about when surgery may occer, when another CT scan would be scheduled, and the affirmation that chemo therapy would continue for 4 more rounds..
He listened to me, addressed all my questions and concerns. He was clear and compassionate.
This was my first interaction with physician and I found him very informative and decisive. I agreed with his future plans for my care and the time plan he recommended. However the follow up appointment does not match the schedule we agreed on. I will be incurring a large medical expense if I am not discharged from Nursing home/Rehab facility. This is weighing heavily on my mind. Thank you
He has helped me a lot regardless of the distance. Dr. Poultsides is by far one of the best doctors I have interacted with. I appreciate everything you are doing to help me.
For me , he is excelent doctor
Very concise but friendly. Was helpful to talk to his associates before so they could gather additional background.
Dr. Poultsides came across as highly experienced, caring and competent. He answered all of my questions and concerns.
He is a good doctor and I am happy to have him as mine
Thanks Dr .You do good job.
Dr. Poultsides & his assistant, Taylor, were so nice & explained to me & my husband what his game plan was. It’s helped me calm down a bit. This cancer is new to me & I don’t know what to ask. He told me we’re having surgery, there’s no chemo after surgery. I feel better knowing what is going to happen. Had trouble sleeping lately. I feel I’m in good hands
He is very attentive and concerned for his patients
I like him!
Wonderful doctor and person.
Friendly clear answered all my questions
He was very helpful in terms of scheduling my procedure and after the surgery he personally saw me and told me how did it go.
Dr was very attentive
I especially liked how Dr Poultsides face timed Dr Fang during our video meeting to discuss a plan. I understand everything was sudden and to have this sort of connection gave me comfort.
I will be forever grateful to George Poultsides for saving my life and forever grateful that human beings such as he devote their lives to this.
Liked him a lot and feel so good about him doing my surgery!
He was very good to explain.
No comments
Dr. Poultsides' care for our son has been fantastic. He communicates well, answers all of our questions and keeps us informed. He has been a consummate professional and we are grateful for his and his team's care. Thank you!
He’s wonderful. He saved my life.
He’s such an amazing doctor
I was very impressed with Dr. Poultsides. He explained things thoroughly and in lay terms. He was aware of my circumstances and seemed to answer some of my questions before I asked. He seemed to understand the concerns of the patient. He has an excellent PA also. As a team they were outstanding.
Thank you for your attention and explanation on next appointment
Good.
Excellent careful "caring!" "listened" -
Polite and friendly, very professional.
Good experience.
This was my 1st time at Stanford and was very pleased. Modesto's care is very bad.
Dr. Poultsides excellent doctor.
Very good. All the people very nice.
I went to Stanford for a second opinion on my cancer treatment. I was given that I did it. It provided no new information.
Dr. Poultsides is a wonderful & caring provider. We're blessed to have him as our care provider.
The PA & nurses were very helpful in giving me details of what is happening & what to expect after chemotherapy.
Very GOOD.
I could every thing I got here in Fresno, but I thought my doctor/surgeon was the very best.
Dr. Poultsides is terrific!
I trust his knowledge and I could see his compassion. I wish he was able to help, but my situation is inoperable.
Dr. Poultsides is not only super competent but a very good communicator. He is the best dressed physician at Stanford.
Dr. Poultsides could not have been better with me. Really thorough and honest.
Dr. Poultsides is outstanding I have have tremendous confidence in Dr. Poultsides.
Very excellent.
Superb professionalism.
Dr. Poultsides was amazing and very caring. He always takes his time and demonstrates his dedication to the field of medicine.
Dr. Poultsides is the BEST!
Very good doctor.
Dr. Poultsides is the most wonderful caring, dedicated physician.
Dr. Poultsides is warm, caring, positive & very responsive to all my questions. He is an exceptional doctor! Kristan Wheeler was wonderful as well. Can't say enough good things about them!
Comforting his knowledge of my situation and health.
I truly trust Dr. Poultsides and will recommend him to others.
Dr. Poultsides is beyond excellent doctor. He always take good care of me and I'm so lucky to have him.
SUPREME!
Well explained.
Wish I could get a referral to an internal medicine dr. and pulmonary clinic in Stanford.
Dr. Poultsides was very kind & professional - also continued to communicate by email.
Dr. Poultsides was very professional and his staff really facilitated getting tests & studies scheduled extremely quickly.
Dr. Poultsides is the most wonderful, professional physician ever.
Top notch!
Doctor Poultsides is the best doctor in the world. He brings my life back now and forever. My family love Doctor Poultsides so much.
Dr. Poultsides is the absolute best!
Dr. Poultsides is great. I would highly recommend him.
I have complete confidence in Dr. Poultsides. He and his team provided a life-saving solution for my medical problem. Through surgery and follow up, I feel I have received world-class care.
Doctor Poultsides is the BEST!
Best care I have ever had at dr.'s office. Thank you for everything!
I was able to see both surgeons while there and get a scan. Surgery was very well explained to me.
All providers were top notch.
Dr. Poultsides is "Da Bomb." Superb. Excellent. Great.
Cancer is a serious scary thing, but some of us try to keep the scary at a distance with light humor. George is just a little stiff around the collar.
Dr. Poultsides is an excellent doctor.
Superb doctor & staff.
We are pleased to be able to have the quality of the personnel to attend to our needs.
Great service - I am a terrible patient when I do not feel good - he helped me a lot.
Dr. Poultsides was extremely helpful.
For me the best doctor in their specialty.
Not on any medicine. We LOVE Dr. Poultsides. he is always available for issues & questions. Saved my husbands life. We cannot thank them enough!
My care team is the very best.... always!
Had some complications but the surg. and his dream team figured it all out! I did suffer a little but the made it as comfortable as the could without breaking the rules.
He was amazing as was the whole team.
Dr. Poultsides is wonderful.
Dr. Poultsides & his team are exceptional. This includes his PA & RN. Knowledgeable & caring.
Good.
Very good experiences here your the best.
Dr. P.'s people always tops.
He never seemed rushed!
Dr. Poultsides & care provider staff was great.
Very professional
You people are the best and I always go away knowing I have been well treated.
Excellent care provider, I hope that you always continue having staff as well as very good qualities.
Dr. Poultsides exhibited sincere interest in my wife's well being from his very first phone call to us. I have been amazed and impressed with how personally involved he has been.
Excellent communication. Dr. answered all my questions. Very satisfied with my dr.
Dr. Poultsides is very compassionate and patient. I felt he explained everything to me with great compassion and concern. He was very optimistic when discussing my prognosis which put me at ease.
It was clear and specific the problem was explained to me very well and was very friendly, they are very specific in any problem to me I liked it and it was a good experience.
My first visit seemed to go better and I felt much more reassured by the resident/PA and doctor as to the information I received regarding surgery options, my condition in general. Better listening and more detailed discussion. The first visit.
Cannot say enough. Dr. Poultsides was GOD sent! Awesome.
Dr. Poultsides was excellent, friendly doctor. He concerned all my problems and explained everything to me.
I am so very appreciative for Stanford!!! Love my doctor
Dr. George Poultsides is a very brilliant surgeon. I have great confidence on his expertise being a surgeon. He is very concern on the safety of his patient, definitely I will recommend him to others. His PA, Dr. Wheeler is very friendly too... thanks a lot for your great services.
Dr. Poultsides is kind, sensitive & are of the BEST physicians I have ever met.
Dr. Poultsides and Dr. Ganjoo very good at their jobs and take time to help this patient at each step in the process.
Dr. Poultsides has a wonderful bedside manner -
Dr. Poultsides, aside from being an excellent physician, is the most caring, thoughtful person!!
Dr Poultsides is wonderful. He quickly took ownership of my problem and very possibly saved my life. I love him!
My experience with the entire hospital was a life changing. Keep it up.
Dr. Poultsides was an excellent doctor!! Very caring!!
Dr. Poultsides is a gem. She should teach all other doctors how to interact with patients.
Excellent doctor, would highly recommend.
Dr. Poultsides work as a surgeon is exceptional.
The best.
Very good experience - Explained drugs very well -
Dr. Poultsides & NP Kristen Wheeler both did exceptional work!
Everything was explained.
Dr. Poultsides is the BEST! "Very good" is not enough for him. You should add a "beyond excellent" category so that I can mark that!! Truly an amazing doctor and person.
He is a great doctor!
I wish you worked as a team. The surgeon knew the other doctors & you were in one location.
I had a good experience.
The very best of the best.
Dr. Poultsides & his team were absolutely wonderful!
Very grateful for all the care and attention from my doctors.
Brilliant doctor.
I was very impressed w/Dr. Poultsides and his nurse, Sara. I would have had my surgery there, if my insurance company would have allowed it.
He's a very busy person, recognized as the best gastroenterologist/cancer man - but maybe is overwhelmed.
Dr. Poultsides has gone above & beyond. He makes himself very available to his patients & that is truly fantastic. I know from first hand experience that not all doctors do this.
Excellent second opinion. The process was flawless.
Drs. Fisher and Poultsides and their PA's are both excellent and caring drs.
Dr. Poultsides is the kindest doc. I've met.
Dr. Poultsides is the best, listens to concerns & is a very caring dr. - A++++ - Thank you.
Great doctor!
Dr. Poultsides was very caring & listened & answered all my concerns. Thank you so much, you are the best.

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