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We found 14 general surgeons who accept Blue Shield near Chula Vista, CA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
450 Fourth Avenue; Suite 215
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Salloum practices general surgery and vascular surgery in San Diego, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and Poway, CA. In his practice, Dr. Salloum focuses on peripheral vascular disease and endovascular surgery. Dr. Salloum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Salloum welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6655 Alvarado Road, Alvarado Surgical Weight Loss; Suite 605
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Bhoyrul's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhoyrul honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bhoyrul (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Rodolfo Arcovedo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rodolfo Arcovedo's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Arcovedo at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Arcovedo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Arcovedo is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arcovedo's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Varicose Veins, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Miles Boyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Boyer is a general surgeon in Chula Vista, CA. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Boyer completed his residency training at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and breast issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyer accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Thomas Summers, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Summers' medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Summers's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Summers's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Varicose Veins, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew S Hsu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
480 Fourth Avenue; Suite 404
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hsu is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Hsu attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hsu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Amy Lightner Day, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
754 Medical Center Court; Suite 203
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Amy Day is a general surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Day include gastrointestinal surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Day takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Day attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Day's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Hugo Hernan Barrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hugo Barrera sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barrera completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barrera is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Issues, Pilonidal ... (Read more)

Dr. Yifan Yang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; Suite B
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Yifan Yang is a general surgeon. He speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Yang is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
480 4th Avenue; Suite 404
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Yu is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Yu speaks Korean. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Scripps Mercy Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Allan Gamagami, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Allan Gamagami, who practices in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), breast issues, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Gamagami is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gamagami honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradford T Hsu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
480 4th Avenue; Suite 404
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Bradford Hsu is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu takes. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hsu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery
1635 3rd Avenue; Suite E
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Venustiano Guerra works as a general practitioner and general surgeon in Chula Vista, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guerra is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center, Dr. Guerra attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Guerra takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Leah Farinas works as a general surgeon in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farinas include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Farinas is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

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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.