We found 5 general surgeons who accept Aetna POS near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hiler average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hiler's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Read more

Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nima A Grissom, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 802
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nima Grissom practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grissom include breast surgery and breast issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. She offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Korean. Dr. Grissom is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg H Jossart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Jossart sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated Dr. Jossart highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jossart is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Pui-Lock Leong, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2340 Clay Street; 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Leong is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Clinical interests for Dr. Leong include melanoma. Dr. Leong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Leong attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, and Boston Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leong takes. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Melanoma

Dr. Susan Jen Lee Char, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 802
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susan Lee Char's specialty is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include breast surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee Char average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Lee Char graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.