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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. In Dr. Elfenbein's practice, Dr. Elfenbein focuses on endocrine surgery. Dr. Elfenbein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elfenbein obtained Dr. Elfenbein's medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Elfenbein's residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Elfenbein has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Elfenbein is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He works 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. In his practice, Dr. Pigazzi focuses on robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pigazzi has received 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pigazzi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Laurence Pearl specializes in general surgery and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearl include minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pearl's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Le's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Le's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Peter Leport specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leport is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Leport attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (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 physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Reyna completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Reyna (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His 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 specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and vascular & interventional radiology. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University for residency. Dr. Kabutey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Vascular Surgery; New England Society of Interventional Radiology - Best Oral Case Presentation; and The Daggett Trust Award. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and gynecologic oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Penner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Penner speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Nguyen Duy is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Duy attended medical school at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Duy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Toranto's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Toranto average 1.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toranto takes. Dr. Toranto graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Toranto is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Francis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She 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. Michael Anthony Russo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Russo's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Russo average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Atif Iqbal is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. After completing medical school at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College, he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Iqbal's areas of expertise include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Richard Allen Guerrero Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 258
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Guerrero is a general surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guerrero's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Guerrero graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guerrero honors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexander Shadid is a general surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shadid is accepting new patients. Dr. Shadid is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Memorial Hermann's residency program.

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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.