Dr. Carlos Cosenza, MD

Dr. Carlos Cosenza, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Carlos Cosenza, MD is a general surgery specialist in Tarzana, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Allen L Hoffman MD

18411 Clark St Ste 305

Tarzana, CA 91356
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cosenza performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lipomas
very high
more than 99% of peers
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

71  Conditions Treated

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76  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Lac Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • St Vincent Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cosenza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Tarzana Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Cosenza is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Cosenza's Reviews

2.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cosenza to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Cosenza's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

This Doctor is a good Handyman but not a good doctor. I'm extremely unhappy with his surgery. He lise your symptom . Don't waist your time with him. Thanks.
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I amextremely unhappy With this surgeon . His handyman not a doctor. His knowledge is very limited and whatever he doesn't know he lies . Stay away from this idiot , he only knows how to do hernia surgery, and his not even great at it either .
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Great Experience with Dr. Consenza, has performed 2 surgeries on Me ! Very Happy with him !! Edwin Romero
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The doc has no bedside manner. He makes his patients wait forever past appt times knowing they are paying for parking & the waiting room is smaller than a home bathroom with dozens of people cramped & no extra seating. 2 hours later he sees you for 5 minutes & rushes through questions. He doesn't...more
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The office is tiny. There were over 10 people waiting in the room & hallway because there was only 5 seats & no standing room in the cramped office. Clerks spoke mostly only in Spanish. I don't look it, but I can understand some & I was affronted at how they were judging the patients--moving...more
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