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We found 10 general surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Irvine, CA.

Dr. Dawn Marie Elfenbein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Elfenbein works as a general surgeon. In Dr. Elfenbein's practice, Dr. Elfenbein focuses on endocrine surgery. Dr. Elfenbein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Elfenbein's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and 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. Todd Samuel Harris, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4501 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Todd Harris is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Newport Beach, CA. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Harris focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Harris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Navrose S Grewal, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
904 Anacapa
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Navrose Grewal practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Grewal attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Grewal speaks Punjabi. Dr. Grewal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2621 S Bristol Street; Suite 208
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Kwei-Min Pan's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pan's areas of expertise include amputation, peripheral bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pan accepts. Dr. Pan attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Pan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Amputation, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stuart S Nelson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. John Nelson is a general surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nelson attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinctions: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004, DakDak Photoaging Technologies Photobiology Working Group and Physician of the Year Award 2005, The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Port-Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Acne Scars

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. Dr. Braverman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Braverman completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Robert Gertmenian Burns, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
360 San Miguel Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burns is a Newport Beach, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Burns has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Burns welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Lisa Elena Guerra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 301
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Guerra specializes in general surgery. She is especially interested in breast surgery. Dr. Guerra is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Guerra's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brian Quebbemann is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Quebbemann has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Quebbemann is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 604
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Nahid Hamoui is a general surgery specialist in Irvine, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Hamoui accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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.