We found 23 general surgeons who accept Anthem near Marina Del Rey, CA.

Dr. Matthew Alan Lublin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 860w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lublin is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lublin include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Lublin attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lublin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lublin has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Skin Cancer, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maggie Lee Dinome, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite #1170w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Maggie Dinome is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Santa Monica, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in breast surgery, genetic counseling, and breast cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinome accepts. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Dinome has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Medical Institute, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Breast Surgery, Genetic Counseling, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tracey Rochelle Childs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1304 15th Street; Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tracey Childs is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Childs is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Childs include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Childs studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Childs has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1304 15th Street; Plastic Surgery Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tseng is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His clinical interests include lipoma, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. Dr. Tseng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Dean's Research Fellowship, Columbia University; Research Fellowship, Center for Restorative Surgery, Columbia University; and NIH Institutional Research Grant, Columbia University. Dr. Tseng is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Upperman, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric General Surgery
Ms 100
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Upperman sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Upperman is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Upperman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Injuries, Trauma

Dr. Mark Bonnell Faries, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 60
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Mark Faries' specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Faries's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and melanoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Faries average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Faries trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Immunotherapy, Lymphadenectomy, Endocrine Surgery, Vaccines, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 390
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Rajeev Rao specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), angioplasty, and women's health issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Rao graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rao trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Adventist Health System, and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rao's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Carotid Endarterectomy, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1304 15th Street; Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Francis Brunicardi practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Brunicardi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Brunicardi's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; 460 W
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Kuchenbecker is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Santa Monica, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Kuchenbecker attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Kuchenbecker's areas of expertise consist of breast surgery, colon problems, and hemorrhoids. Patient ratings for Dr. Kuchenbecker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kuchenbecker speaks Spanish. Dr. Kuchenbecker is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1950 Sawtelle Boulevard; Suite 145
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Uyeda is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Uyeda graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Uyeda include breast pain, colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Uyeda is conversant in Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Pain, Breast Biopsy, Breast Issues, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Bliss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 460
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Bliss is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bliss's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Bliss studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Osita I Onugha, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Osita Onugha is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), cancer surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Onugha is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Onugha is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Acid Reflux, Arrhythmias, Lung Cancer

Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; #890w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Hutchinson is a general surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Hutchinson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutchinson honors. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
11818 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Leland Foshag's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Foshag is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Foshag include cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Foshag is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; #780w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Decio Rangel specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, breast cancer, and skin cancer. Dr. Rangel studied medicine at the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rangel has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Craig Michael Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4644 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Craig Smith specializes in general surgery. Dr. Smith attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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.
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