We found 23 general surgeons who accept Aetna near Brentwood, CA.

Dr. Stephen Brian Shew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
200 Ucla Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Shew's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shew attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shew has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Fundoplication, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Andre Alan Panossian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
9033 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Andre Panossian is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Beverly Hills, CA. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Panossian's clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Panossian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Panossian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Panossian is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Blepharoptosis Repair, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philippe Jean Quilici, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Quilici is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Quilici has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Quilici accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Quilici include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Cancer, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1082 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sam Ahn's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahn average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ahn is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Diabetes Management, Varicose Veins, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Medicine
1215 Brockton Avenue; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Dr. Moeinolmolki is conversant in Persian. His clinical interests encompass cosmetic procedures and abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Moeinolmolki is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery, Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Tracey Rochelle Childs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 625e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tracey Childs specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Childs include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Childs is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Childs honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Childs has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maggie Lee Dinome, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Maggie Dinome is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Santa Monica, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dinome include breast surgery, genetic counseling, and breast cancer. Dr. Dinome's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Medical Institute, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Dinome's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Breast Surgery, Genetic Counseling, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Mark Bonnell Faries, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 60
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Mark Faries is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Faries is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include immunotherapy, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and melanoma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faries honors. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Faries is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Immunotherapy, Lymphadenectomy, Endocrine Surgery, Vaccines, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton J Bilchik, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1328 22nd Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Anton Bilchik, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Bilchik's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bilchik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
8723 Alden Drive; Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Frykman practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Frykman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pectus Excavatum, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Nausea, Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Osita I Onugha, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Osita Onugha's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Onugha takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Onugha speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Acid Reflux, Arrhythmias, Lung Cancer

Dr. Craig Michael Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4644 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Craig Smith is a general surgeon in Inglewood, CA and Marina Del Rey, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
11818 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Leland Foshag is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foshag include cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foshag takes. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in General Surgery
8900 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Klein's specialty is general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Klein attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include liver tumor, liver cancer, and liver transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Abdominal Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery
4166 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite 400
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Robert Shorr, who practices in Inglewood, CA and Marina Del Rey, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Shorr speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
8900 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Nissen is a general surgeon, transplant surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Los Angeles, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nissen include liver cancer, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Nissen is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Nissen attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Nissen has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Hepatectomy, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Adrenal Disorders, Pancreatitis

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.