We found 3 general surgeons who accept Health Net EPO near Palm Springs, CA.

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Dr. Janet K Ihde, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1180 N. Indian Canyon; Suite E150
Palm Springs, CA
 

Dr. Janet Ihde is a Palm Springs, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Ihde highly, giving Dr. Ihde an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ihde is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Ihde takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ihde's office for an appointment. Dr. Ihde attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For Dr. Ihde's residency, Dr. Ihde trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ihde is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Ramy A Awad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
555 E Tachevah Drive; Suite 2w107
Palm Springs, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Awad's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Awad takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Awad completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Awad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Dr. G. Reza H Farsad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1401 N Palm Canyon Drive; Suite 103
Palm Springs, CA
 

Dr. G. Reza Farsad is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Farsad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Dr. Farsad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Persian and Turkish. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Farsad welcomes new patients.

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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.
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