Dr. Matthew Gawart
Boulder Valley Community Hospital, Boulder, Colorado
Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville, Colorado
Dr. Matthew Gawart joined Dr. Richard Fox at Alpine Surgical in Boulder in 2013. He has a well-earned reputation as a skilled surgeon and a caring practitioner who strives to communicate effectively with each patient. Patients often comment on his “down to earth” approach and his ability to explain treatment options. As a member of the Alpine Surgical’s general surgical team, Dr. Gawart brings an array of impressive skills.
He has extensive training in all aspects of general surgery, including the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques. This allows patients a quicker return to life's activities post-surgery. His practice includes comprehensive treatment of the gallbladder and GI tract (including colonoscopy), breast and endocrine disease, skin and soft tissue diseases, hernias and varicose veins. Dr. Gawart has a special interest in all minimally invasive options to surgery, working to minimize patient recovery time and discomfort.
Dr. Gawart was raised in Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He was awarded his MD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and completed his surgical training at the University of Illinois, Chicago Metropolitan Group Hospitals where he achieved Chief Resident in General Surgery in 2011.
Dr. Gawart has published several articles and has received a numerous awards for his academic pursuits. Such accolades include:
- Advocate Illinois Masonic Valuable Leader Award for the Year 2010 – for exemplifying the Advocate Health Care Values of Service, Compassion, Equality, Excellence, Partnership and Stewardship.
- Advocate Illinois Masonic “STAR” of Excellence Award – for pursuing healthcare improvements in care, service and quality as recognized by peers.
“Dr. Gawart took the time needed and was so sincere and responsive. I am an RN and can tell what docs are thinking. This guy is great. I hope he never loses his caring attitude. He is an asset to your group.”
“Dr. Gawart has been very available. Dr. Gawart has listened to all my concerns and has been very reassuring. He has spent a lot of time with me, which I really appreciate, and he is truly compassionate, which I rarely experienced with other doctors in the past.”
“Honestly, I do not see how Dr. Fox or Dr. Gawart could improve; I find them to be approachable, honest and caring.”
“Dr. Gawart is very re-assuring and always takes the time to listen to my concerns. I never feel like he is rushing me and I feel like he treats me as an individual, not just a number.”