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Earl Gonzales, MD

Dr. Gonzales is a general surgeon in the Andover area. He is affiliated with Holy Family Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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599 doctors
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598 doctors
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299 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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737 doctors
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736 doctors
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368 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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119 doctors
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119 doctors
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59 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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54 doctors
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53 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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101 doctors
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101 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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Dr. Gonzales saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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80 doctors
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80 doctors
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Dr. Gonzales saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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29 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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35 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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18 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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91 doctors
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91 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more breast cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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670 doctors
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670 doctors
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334 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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Dr. Gonzales saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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271 doctors
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270 doctors
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135 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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4 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw pneumothorax patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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60 doctors
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59 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw non-alcoholic liver disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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709 doctors
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708 doctors
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354 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

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62 doctors
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62 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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290 doctors
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290 doctors
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144 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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128 doctors
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128 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw collapsed lung patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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63 doctors
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62 doctors
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31 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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76 doctors
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76 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw more ventral hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Boston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Gonzales saw pelvic fracture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.
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7 doctors
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7 doctors
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Dr. Gonzales saw mastitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Boston area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Gonzales’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Gonzales 33%
Predicted for his patients 23%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Gonzales’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gonzales’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Gonzales’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gonzales’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Gonzales’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
65%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Gonzales’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gonzales’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Gonzales’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gonzales’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Gonzales’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
93%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Gonzales’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Gonzales’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Gonzales’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Gonzales’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Gonzales sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Women's Health Imaging Suite
140 Haverhill St
Andover, MA 01810
416 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of the East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1998
  • University of Massachusetts Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Gonzales is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Holy Family Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Lawrence General Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Fallon Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield