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We found 4 general surgeons who accept Molina Healthcare near Glendora, CA.

Mr. Isaac Benjamin Paz MD, FACS
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
(626) 359-8111; (626) 914-3921

Dr. I. Paz specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Dr. Paz speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Paz attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery, Breast Cancer, Breast Tumors, Sarcoma, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Nandkumar V Dandekar MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
315 N 3rd Avenue; Suite 307
Covina, CA
(626) 915-6406; (626) 215-7319

Dr. Nandkumar Dandekar is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and open heart surgery. Dr. Dandekar takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sound Shore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dandekar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery, Lung Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

Ali Gheissari MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
315 N Third Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA
(626) 261-4051

Dr. Ali Gheissari practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Gheissari's clinical interests encompass organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Organ Transplantation

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Specializes in General Surgery
274 W. Badillo Street
Covina, CA
(626) 665-6704

Dr. Jose Bautista's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Bautista accepts Molina Healthcare and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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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.