We found 6 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 works as a general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hiler is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Hiler focuses on breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hiler offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Hiler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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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 his practice, Dr. Sheridan focuses on heart transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheridan's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 802
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nima Grissom is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery and breast issues. Dr. Grissom is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grissom takes. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco's residency program. She offers interpreting services for Cantonese and Korean-speaking 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, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Jossart has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jossart is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 cancer surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Leong graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, and Boston Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leong include melanoma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Leong 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: Melanoma

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

Dr. Susan Lee Char is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She is especially interested in breast surgery. Dr. Lee Char has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lee Char attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lee Char is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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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.
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