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We found 7 general surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Eric Eric Orr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-221
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. C. Orr works as a general surgeon in La Mesa, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Orr trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Orr is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mathew S Isho, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 501
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Mathew Isho, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cysts. Dr. Isho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital. Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pilonidal Cysts, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip William Dickinson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
8554 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Dickinson is a general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Dickinson's clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Dickinson attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cysts, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, Skin Grafting, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen J Sohn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-221
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Helen Sohn is a general surgery specialist. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Sohn's training includes residency programs at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and breast issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Sohn is conversant in Korean. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sohn is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Hong-Der Lin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-221
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Hong-Der Lin works as a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Lin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Lin is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. He trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Taiwanese.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Leah Farinas' area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Farinas's clinical interests: colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Simon Lavotshkin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building #1 Suite 221
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Simon Lavotshkin is a La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavotshkin has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Lavotshkin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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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.