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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 practices general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Orr is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Orr's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Isho include colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cysts. Dr. Isho is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Isho is accepting 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickinson include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Dickinson performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickinson accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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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 La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. She speaks Korean. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and breast issues. Dr. Sohn is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Sohn attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes 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's area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Taipei Medical University and then he performed his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lin's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Her medical specialty is general surgery. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Farinas's clinical interests include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Farinas is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. 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's area of specialization is general surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lavotshkin is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Lavotshkin attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Lavotshkin (or staff) speaks 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.