We found 3 general surgeons who accept Health Net EPO near Palm Springs, CA.

Showing 1-3 of 3
Dr. Janet Kay Ihde, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1180 N. Indian Canyon; Suite E150
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Janet Ihde's specialty is general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ihde is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ihde takes. Dr. Ihde is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Ihde trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for Dr. Ihde's residency. Dr. Ihde speaks Spanish. Dr. Ihde is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Ihde's practice is open to new patients.

Read more
Dr. Ramy Atef Awad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
555 E Tachevah Drive; Suite 2w107
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Ramy Awad is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Palm Springs, CA. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Awad accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Awad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

Read more
Dr. Gholam Reza H Hamdy Farsad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1401 N Palm Canyon Drive; Suite 103
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. G. Reza Farsad's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Palm Springs, CA. Before performing his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Dr. Farsad attended Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Farsad (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments



Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility


Foreign Language

Online Communication

Time Commitments



Medical School


Years Since Graduation

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.