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We found 60 general surgeons who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Dawn Marie Elfenbein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
101 The City Drive South; Building 23
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Elfenbein's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Elfenbein is especially interested in endocrine surgery. Dr. Elfenbein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Elfenbein completed Dr. Elfenbein's residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Elfenbein has received distinctions including Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching - Duke University; NC Trauma Resident Paper Competition, NC Division of Trauma, ACS; and Winner NC Trauma Resident Paper Competition, NC Division of Trauma, ACS. Dr. Elfenbein is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Endocrine Surgery, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa Husen Kabeer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
505 S Main Street; Suite 225
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Mustafa Kabeer is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Orange, CA. Dr. Kabeer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Kabeer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kabeer has received include Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence and UCI Residents Teaching Award for Best Pediatric Surgeon.

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Dr. Alessio Pigazzi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
101 The City Drive South; Building 23, 3rd Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alessio Pigazzi is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Pigazzi focuses on robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pigazzi attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Pigazzi's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, Polyps, Colorectal Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Leport's areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leport is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Leport's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9930 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baumgartner is conversant in German.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Le completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Le's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristine Renee Penner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
101 The City Drive South; Building 23
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Penner is a specialist in general surgery and gynecologic oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Penner honors. Dr. Penner studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Penner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Penner speaks Spanish. Dr. Penner is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Colectomy, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Thai Tran, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 223
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Alan Tran practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 161
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Duy is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Duy's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Duy's medical residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Wendy Tienhui Su, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Su's specialty is pediatric general surgery. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Before completing her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Su attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Su's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Lung Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Troy Michael Reyna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
505 S. Main Street; Suite 225
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Troy Reyna is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Reyna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyna takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Reyna (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Reyna's professional affiliations include Southern Hills Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Dr. Nii-Kabu Kabutey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
101 The City Drive South; Pavilion Iii, Building 29
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Nii-Kabu Kabutey practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Kabutey attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America - Vascular Surgery; New England Society of Interventional Radiology - Best Oral Case Presentation; and The Daggett Trust Award. Dr. Kabutey is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aram Nazareth Demirjian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
101 The City Drive South; Building 23, 3rd Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Aram Demirjian is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Demirjian is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Demirjian has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and French. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Liver Disease, Colorectal Problems, Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Samuel Harris, MD
Specializes in Radiology, General Surgery
4501 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Todd Harris is a general surgeon. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Harris focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Harris (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Francis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Atif Iqbal is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. Dr. Iqbal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iqbal honors. Dr. Iqbal graduated from the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. His medical residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Iqbal welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Management, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical ... (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.