Dr. Gustavo E. Galante

Locations: 322 Indianapolis Blvd. #103, Schererville; 3800 St. Mary Drive #101, Valparaiso

Phone: 219-322-3131 (Schererville), 219-299-9300 (Valparaiso)


Patients and physicians alike put Dr. Gustavo Galante at the top of the list. Combining small-town hospitality with the most sophisticated and technologically advanced procedures, Galante says helping his patients is his office’s top priority.

“To me and our staff, being voted Best of the Region means we have made a positive impact on the community regarding our services,” he says.

Providing excellent care and aftercare so his patients feel like the best versions of themselves is paramount, which is why Galante continues his education, learning new surgical procedures and updated techniques.

He and his staff also work to make a positive impact on the community beyond his office doors. Galante donates much of his time to charitable organizations, such as by organizing a Pack Away Hunger event in which 31,000 meals were packaged for local food pantries. He also is the co-founder and continued participant in the “Hospice Hustle,” a cycling event to raise money for Hospice of the Calumet Area.

Galante and his staff members regularly volunteer at the Hammond Community Center during the holidays, filling bags with Thanksgiving meals for those who cannot afford them, and Galante is an active member of B’nai B’rith, a local Jewish service organization dedicated to providing broad-based services to strengthen family life and communities.

“I think volunteering is an important part of being a part of the community,” he says.


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