We found 32 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Neil Hemant Bhayani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Neil Bhayani's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bhayani honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bhayani attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Physician of the Month, Penn State Hershey Medical Center; Travel Award, National Pancreas Foundation; and Program Director's Award, Howard University Department of Surgery. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) is conversant in French and Gujarati.

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Dr. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel specializes in general surgery. Dr. Camel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Camel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Ramos Lopez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
20911 Earl Street; 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Richard Lopez's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Lopez is especially interested in liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez takes. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hepatitis A

Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon's area of specialization is general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Solomon include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Solomon honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander's specialty is general surgery. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley R Klein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Klein's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include pancreas problems, stomach problems, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Klein has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Roman Andrew Litwinski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Roman Litwinski is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: varicose veins and vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Litwinski's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Litwinski completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Litwinski is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael Eugene Bowdish, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
2841 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bowdish's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Torrance, CA, and Whittier, CA. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bowdish honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Bowdish's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Outstanding Resident Award - University of Southern California Department of Surgery; and Outstanding Resident Research Award - University of Souther California Department Surgery.

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Dr. Albert Y Lam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Albert Lam practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Lam's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lam include thyroid problems, breast surgery, and colon problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lam takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, who practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For his professional training, Dr. Mazaheri completed residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Houman Saedi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Saedi works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and critical care specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saedi include varicose veins. Dr. Saedi honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Saedi attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Saedi's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins

Dr. Steven Douglas Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Steven Fisher, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Fisher completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fisher speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Riad Adoumie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Riad Adoumie is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Adoumie's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, The Ottawa Hospital, and Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Adoumie attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Catherine Alexandra Madorin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Madorin is a medical specialist in general surgery. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Madorin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Madorin performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Dr. Steven Mark Rapaport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
601 Torrance Boulevard
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Steven Rapaport is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Rapaport is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Torrance, CA. Dr. Takahashi attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Takahashi include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takahashi takes. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (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.