Dr. Carey Cullinane, MD

Surgical OncologyFemaleAge 53

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Carey Cullinane, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital - Long Beach. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Carey Cullinane, MD

Providence Del Amo Diagnostic Center

5215 TORRANCE BLVD Torrance, CA 90503 ()
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Good surgeon, great bedside manner, really cares!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna Friedman – Apr 19, 2021
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My mother had colon cancer and Dr Cullinane performed surgery. After this my mom never felt well, she was tired, feverish, chills and clammy. I took her to Dr C and she told us that it was fine it's just the colon adapting to foods etc. She still wasn't well and even my sibling suggested to the Dr maybe it's something an antibiotic would take care of. She never prescribed that. A few weeks later my mother was so sick and gray in color, she was so weak could barely walk. We took her to the ER and they admitted her ASAP. She ended up having an infection in the colon from the surgery as there was a kink left and that created an infection. She could have died they said. She was in the hospital for over a month! Dr C came to see her and had her head down the entire time. She knows she made a very bad mistake and that flippant arrogant attitude that it's just her body doing what it does was wrong to do. I cannot recommend her after this. Never trust dr's please, trust your instinct.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Noname – Dec 20, 2020
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Got in quickly, she was warm and knowledgeable and answered all my questions, it was a perfect visit.
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Mar 24, 2019
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Dr. Cullinane, was referred to me by my GYN after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. She is experienced and she is an expert when it comes to oncology. She is very informative and caring when you speak to her. She's never in a rush to get to her next patient. I appreciate her professionalism and I would recommend her to my family or friends in need of a mastectomy. Dr. Cullinane, has a heart of gold. I drove an hour to see her for an appointment and it was well worth the wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Neyda in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Jan 02, 2017
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Dr. Cullinane completed my bilateral mastectomy. On our first consultation visit, she spent 90 minutes explaining all of my options as well as explaining my genetic predisposition towards breast cancer. She is kind, caring and her work is impeccable. I would highly recommend Dr. Cullinane to anyone who needs her expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jdevriesotr in Torrance, CA – Sep 04, 2016
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So kind and gentle, took the time to explain all the surgical options. Her sweet and reassuring demeanor, gave me comfort during a scary cancer diagnosis and surgery. Amazing surgical skills. Referred by a plastic surgeon, as she does such a good job, it makes their reconstruction even better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Torrance, CA – Jun 07, 2016
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From the office staff to the doctor herself, all were very professional, informative, and accommodating. I highly recommended Dr. Cullinane.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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KC in New York, NY – Feb 05, 2016
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Being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year was scary and unsettling. Dr. Cullinane has been an angel on the journey. She is kind, patient, and gentle. She answered all my questions thoroughly and professionally. She listened to my fears and concerns and gave me the information I needed to make the decisions I felt were best for me. Her caring bedside manner is matched by her skill as a surgeon. I am beyond please with the results of my surgery and highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Paolina A. in Venice, CA – Dec 26, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Carey Cullinane, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics

Board Certifications

Education

2002
City Of Hope National Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Tulane U/Charity Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Tulane U/Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital
1995
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
Mount Holyoke College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Carey Cullinane, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cullinane frequently treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant, Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision, and Breast Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cullinane treats.

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Dr. Cullinane's office is located at 5215 TORRANCE BLVD, Torrance, CA 90503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Cullinane's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cullinane treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Cullinane treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cullinane performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Cullinane performs this procedure more than 93% of her peers

Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cullinane treats Breast Cancer more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Cullinane treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Dr. Cullinane's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Cullinane accepts the following insurance:

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Providence Del Amo Diagnostic Center

City Of Hope5215 TORRANCE BLVD Torrance, CA 90503
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