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We found 31 general surgeons who accept Blue Shield PPO near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Stephen M Sentovich, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Sentovich is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Arcadia, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Duarte, CA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sentovich's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sentovich's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sentovich include: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA.; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Anorectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue; Ac 1076
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Paz has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
209 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
S Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pigazzi graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Achievement Award - Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons; Alpha Omega Alpha - Honor Medical Society; and Savenor Prize for Student Excellence in Surgery - Boston University. Dr. Pigazzi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Pigazzi is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilesh Harilal Bhoot, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2520 Honolulu Avenue; Suite 160
Montrose, CA
 

Dr. Nilesh Bhoot is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bhoot (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include abdominal surgery. Dr. Bhoot is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. After completing medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College, he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhoot accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Robert Rick Selby, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Robert Selby is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Selby's clinical interests include liver cancer, hepatobiliary surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Dr. Selby has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease

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Specializes in General Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Jose Perez is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Perez's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, and Westchester Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2012, 2013; Patient Care Award, Stamford Hospital, 2005-2006; and J. Forbes Rogers Research Award, Stamford Hospital, 2002-2003. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Biliary Disorders, Spider Veins, Colorectal Problems, Hernia

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Specializes in General Surgery, Urology, Surgical Oncology
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Jeannie Shen specializes in general surgery, urology (urinary tract disease), and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Shen focuses on breast cancer surgery, breast cancer, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Shen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
600 N Garfield Avenue; Suite 306
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Ker is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ker is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ker speaks Mandarin.

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Dr. Eli Ralph Capouya, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 East Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 201
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Eli Capouya is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Capouya is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Capouya completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Capouya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Surgery
950 S. Arroyo Parkway; 3rd Floor
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Wes Powell is a general surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Powell's areas of expertise include stomach surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Powell accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Powell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Samuel H Carvajal Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1560 E. Chevy Chase Drive; Suite #430
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Sam Carvajal specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Carvajal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carvajal is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Dario Perez's area of specialization is general surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Perez completed his residency training at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Biliary Disorders, Spider Veins, Colorectal Problems, Hernia

Dr. Shant Shekherdimian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 286
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Shant Shekherdimian works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Shekherdimian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Shekherdimian is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gabriel Akopian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Congress Street; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Akopian's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Akopian average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Akopian include colorectal surgery procedures and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Akopian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Akopian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Akopian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Kulmeet Sandhu sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Her medical specialty is general surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Keck Hospital of USC. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sandhu trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Montefiore Dept of Surgery Research Day Poster Winner; Leo M. Davidoff Society Teaching Award, 2009-2012; and Nicolae Vasilescu Intern of the Year Award.

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Dr. Vahe Melkonyan, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, General Surgery
257 South Hudson Avenue; 304
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Vahe Melkonyan specializes in vein disease (phlebology) and general surgery and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA and Pasadena, CA. He attended medical school at Yerevan State Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Melkonyan is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Melkonyan has received the following distinction: Patients Choice Award. Dr. Melkonyan (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Melkonyan has a closed 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.