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We found 48 general surgeons who accept Anthem PPO near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Dawn Marie Elfenbein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
101 The City Drive South; Building 23
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Elfenbein sees patients in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. Dr. Dawn Elfenbein's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Elfenbein is especially interested in endocrine surgery. Dr. Elfenbein is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Elfenbein completed Dr. Elfenbein's residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Elfenbein takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Elfenbein has received the following distinctions: Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching - Duke University; NC Trauma Resident Paper Competition, NC Division of Trauma, ACS; and Winner NC Trauma Resident Paper Competition, NC Division of Trauma, ACS.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Endocrine Surgery, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
333 City Boulevard West; Suite 850
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in Orange, CA and Victorville, CA. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Pigazzi performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pigazzi include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pigazzi include: Resident Achievement Award - Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; Alpha Omega Alpha - Honor Medical Society; and Savenor Prize for Student Excellence in Surgery - Boston University. Dr. Pigazzi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Pigazzi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, Polyps, Rectal Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Laurence Benjamin Pearl, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
8907 Warner Avenue; Suite 201
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Pearl's area of specialization is general surgery. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Pearl graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Pearl (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and Cantonese. Dr. Pearl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Leport include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Leport attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9930 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He speaks German. In his practice, Dr. Baumgartner focuses on minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Baumgartner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patients gave Dr. Le an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Le attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristine Renee Penner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
101 The City Drive; Building 56 - Room 800
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Penner's areas of specialization are general surgery and gynecologic oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Penner's clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Penner has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Colectomy, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Troy Michael Reyna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
500 Superior Avenue; Suite 140
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Troy Reyna is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyna honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Reyna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Reyna's professional affiliations include Southern Hills Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Nii-Kabu Kabutey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
333 City Boulevard W; Suite 1600
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Nii-Kabu Kabutey is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Kabutey accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University, Dr. Kabutey attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kabutey include: Best Doctors in America - Vascular Surgery; New England Society of Interventional Radiology - Best Oral Case Presentation; and The Daggett Trust Award. Dr. Kabutey is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 161
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Duy, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duy attended medical school at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Duy's training includes a residency program at Charleston Area Medical Center. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Jason Daniel Toranto, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
200 S Manchester Avenue; Suite 650
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jason Toranto works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Toranto include cancer surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Toranto's average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toranto honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Toranto trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Toranto has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Toranto's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Francis's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Francis is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Atif Iqbal is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Iqbal has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dr. Iqbal attended the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Iqbal is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Management, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Anthony Russo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Russo's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Russo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Russo attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Russo's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alexander Shadid Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
510 Superior Avenue; #200 G
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Shadid is a general surgeon in Newport Beach, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Shadid honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mir Baquar Ali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mir Ali is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Ali attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Management, Da ... (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.