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We found 5 general surgeons who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Whittier, CA.

Dr. Mark William Odou, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA

Dr. Mark Odou, who practices in Montebello, CA and Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Odou graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Odou honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA

Dr. Justin Braverman sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. Dr. Braverman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Braverman completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
15141 E Whittier Boulevard; Suite 250
Whittier, CA

Dr. Christopher Marrocco's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Marrocco accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Marrocco (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery
101 E Beverly Boulevard; Suite 306
Montebello, CA

Dr. Krishn Narayanan practices general surgery in Montebello, CA. Dr. Narayanan is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Narayanan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi.

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Dr. Dong Hoang Ha, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
15909 E. Gale Avenue; #a
Rowland Heights, CA

Dr. Dong Ha is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Alhambra, CA and Rowland Heights, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ha is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ha accepts. Dr. Ha is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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.