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's area of specialization is general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Odou is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odou takes.

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

Dr. Justin Braverman's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. In his practice, Dr. Braverman focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Braverman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He attended medical school at 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. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Warren Kronson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 102
Whittier, CA

Dr. Jeffrey Kronson is a general surgery specialist in Whittier, CA and Arcadia, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kronson speaks Spanish. After attending the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Narayanan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
15909 E. Gale Avenue; #a
Rowland Heights, CA

Dr. Dong Ha specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in Alhambra, CA and Rowland Heights, CA. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Ha graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ha average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.