Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD

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Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD

General Surgery | Male

New Life Surgery, Fountain Valley, CA 18225 Brookhurst St Ste 5, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Get Directions
(714) 599-8222

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Dr. Iqbal specializes in General Surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Iqbal to family and friends
based on 54 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Iqbal
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Iqbal's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (49)
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in Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr. Iqbal was a wonderful doctor. I had so much fear and he just put me at ease from the beginning. I had a para esophageal hernia that needed repaired. After the surgery the doctor came in and said, "He had to peel my stomach off my clavicle (shoulder) and put back into my stomach area and it was all done while I was standing up. He is so sincere and I couldn't of trusted my life to anyone better than Dr. Iqbal. Thank you for your concern and loved seeing you at our follow-up appointment.
in Fullerton, CA |
Dr. Iqbal is an extremely caring and competent surgeon. He saved my wife's life after she was discovered to have a huge tumor constricting her large intestine.
in Garden Grove, Ca |
Dr Iqbal saved my life not once but 3 times. He is the best surgeon in Orange County, He is Knowledgeable and there is no doubt in his decisions. I completely trust him and will continue to see him. He deserves more than 5+ stars!!!!! Thank you Dr. Iqbal you are the best.
Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr. Iqbal is an excellent surgeon with the kindest personality and a fabulous sense of humor to make anyone feel at ease when having to discuss such intimate medical issues. I had a double hernia for which doctor performed a type of surgery that only required 3 small incisions through my belly button and lower area. Only because is he highly trained in his field, was he able to do this type of surgery on a hernia and not have to cut me open with a long recovery.I highly recommend Dr. Iqbal
in Garden Grove, CA |
Dr. Iqbal is a breath of fresh air---a doctor/surgeon with a visible heart for his patients. I have had no acid symptoms since surgery (thus no need for OTC meds), grateful I went through with the procedure and blessed to have Dr. Iqbal in my health corner!
in Irvine, CA |
I had gallbladder surgery in September 2015 and Dr. Iqbal was the referred surgeon to do the procedure and like most people I was freaked out about having surgery and also is this surgeon going to get it done correctly with no complications.My pre-op meeting with Dr, Iqbal was great! he went step by step about the procedure and was able to calm my nerves about being panicked and freaked out and I could tell he really does care for his patients. I have no post issues and would reccomend Dr Iqbal
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I was referred to Dr Iqbal for a possible hernia. I visited him on August 24th. He exam-ed me, and said I had a slight hernia, but he also discussed the possibility of weight loss surgery. He showed me all 3 surgeries that he performs and explained how each one works. He recommended the Gastric Sleeve for me. I was really excited about this, as I have been battling Obesity for many years. I weighed 304lbs at the time I first started the whole process. I went to the Fountain Valley Surgical Weigh
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • LINX® Reflux Management System
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Allama Iqbal Medical College, University Of Health Sciences Lahore

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne State University

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Forman Christian College

    Graduated in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Iqbal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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Dr. Iqbal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Iqbal's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Iqbal

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients