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

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

Dr. Janet Ihde specializes in general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Ihde an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ihde is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Ihde accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ihde has an open panel. Dr. Ihde graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For Dr. Ihde's professional training, Dr. Ihde completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ihde is conversant in Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Awad (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Awad studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awad honors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Farsad is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Dr. Farsad (or staff) is conversant in Persian and Turkish.

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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.