Dr. Akemi L. Kawaguchi, MD

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery • Female • Age 44

5400 Balboa Blvd Suite 331
Encino, CA 91316
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Dr. Kawaguchi's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Kawaguchi Performs

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Hospital Quality

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Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Children's Hospital LA Medical Grp
Children's Hospital LA Medical Grp
5400 Balboa Blvd Suite 331
Encino, CA 91316
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    Dr. Kawaguchi's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Pediatric Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery, 2007
    • Pediatric Surgery, 2010
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Orchiectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
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    • Appendicitis
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Inguinal Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Kawaguchi

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    Mass Gen Hospital
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kawaguchi & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Kawaguchi's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

    • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

    • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

    • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

    • Providence Tarzana Medical Center

    • Valley Presbyterian Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Kawaguchi

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kawaguchi to family and friends

    2 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Kawaguchi's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 2 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Kawaguchi
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    2 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    2 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    2 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Kawaguchi accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Children's Hospital LA Medical Grp
    5400 Balboa Blvd Suite 331
    Encino, CA 91316
    (818) 382-3456 (Office)
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