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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 works as a general surgeon. In Dr. Elfenbein's practice, Dr. Elfenbein focuses on endocrine surgery. Dr. Elfenbein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Elfenbein's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Elfenbein has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professionally 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. 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 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, Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mustafa Kabeer practices pediatric general surgery in Orange, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kabeer completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Kabeer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kabeer include: Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence and UCI Residents Teaching Award for Best Pediatric Surgeon. Dr. Kabeer (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and PIH Health.

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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 surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leport average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leport takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with 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. In his practice, Dr. Baumgartner focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baumgartner obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Todd Harris is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Newport Beach, CA. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Harris focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Harris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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 physician who specializes in general surgery and gynecologic oncology. Dr. Penner is especially interested in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Penner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Penner speaks Spanish.

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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 in Fountain Valley, CA and Westminster, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tran's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duy is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Charleston Area Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Duy is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Brentwood, CA, Orange, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Her professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Su takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Su speaks Mandarin.

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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 specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyna is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Reyna performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Reyna (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabutey honors. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Kabutey 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. He 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, who practices in Victorville, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Demirjian graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demirjian honors. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Demirjian (or staff) speaks Armenian and French. His professional affiliations include 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. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Francis attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Francis honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Iqbal's clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally 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.