Dr. Patrick Hawkes is a general surgeon practicing in Elkhorn, NE. Dr. Hawkes specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Hawkes provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
Education and Training
University of Utah School of Medicine 2010
- University of Nebraska Medical Center Program
Dr. Patrick J Hawkes M.D.'s Practice location
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