We found 8 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 sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Dr. Orr accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
995 Gateway Center Way, Suite 108; Suite 108
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Salloum's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and Poway, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salloum include peripheral vascular disease and endovascular surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salloum takes. Dr. Salloum has an open panel. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery

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

Dr. Phillip Dickinson is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Dickinson attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickinson include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dickinson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Biopsy, Skin Grafting, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. After completing medical school at Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Isho's clinical interests: colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cyst. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Isho's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pilonidal Cyst, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sohn include cancer surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and breast issues. Dr. Sohn is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Sohn completed her residency training at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. She speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to 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 practices general surgery. He attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. His clinical interests include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, 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 works as a general surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Farinas include colon surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biopsy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farinas takes. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Farinas is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Pilonidal Cyst, 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 medical specialty is general surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavotshkin attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lavotshkin (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Lavotshkin's practice is open to new patients.

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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.