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We found 7 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 specializes in general surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hiler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hiler is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Hiler attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hiler has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheridan obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheridan accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nima Ann Grissom, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nima Grissom practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. She offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Korean. Dr. Grissom's clinical interests include breast surgery and breast issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Grissom accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. In Dr. Jossart's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jossart is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux ... (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 physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Leong's areas of expertise include melanoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, and Boston Medical Center. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Leong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma

Dr. G James James Avery II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. G. Avery specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Avery studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, heart transplant, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avery takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, Mediastinal Tumor, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Lee Char attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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

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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.