Dr. David Chen, MD

Hospice & Palliative MedicineMaleAge 45

Dr. Chen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UCLA Medical Center Gen Sgy

1304 15th St Ste 102 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Dr. David Chen, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chen to book an appointment.

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Dr. Chen performed neurectomy surgery to correct my severe hernia mesh pain in Jan. 2017. He was recommended by an NC doctor. He also corrected a mesh adhesion on my bladder, an indirect hernia, removed surgical clips, and nerve repair. He is the best! No more pain although still have mesh swelling (nasty stuff.)
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David – Dec 07, 2020
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Dr. Chen is an excellent doctor who went above and beyond his job as a surgeon to care for me. While I was waiting for my wife to recover from surgery I unfortunately collapsed at the entrance of the surgicenter he works at. Dr. Chen saw me, helped me up, and then brought me to the ED to get evaluated. He checked on me several times, helped facilitate my cardiac workup and also communicated with my family as to my progress. All of this obviously above and beyond the actual medical service he provided for my wife. Wonderful physician and ever better person.
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Nov 20, 2020
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Dr. Chen is an expert surgeon and communicator. During clinic he took the time to answer all my questions and patiently explain what to expect during and after surgery. He fixed my bilateral inguinal hernias and umbilical hernia with only tiny laparoscopic incisions and I was able to return to normal activities after just a few days. He shared photos from my surgery with me and my family. He is a master surgeon, very approachable, reassuring and makes each patient feel like they are his top priority.
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Nov 20, 2020
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DR Chen saved me. I was in allergic reaction to some hybrid mesh that was in 2 hernias. He took me into surgery the next day and literately GAVE ME MY LIFE BACK. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO THANK HIM ENOUGH. He is so good at what he does its insane. GO TO HIM> DONT MESS W> OTHERS> wait it out for his appointments, he is busy but THE BEST.
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stacia – Aug 20, 2020
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Excellent surgeon. Extremely knowledgeable and very caring.
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Jul 27, 2020
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Dr. Chen is competent and very respected by his colleagues, staff, and students, . He is also thorough and relaxed in the presence of his patients. He takes the time to explain his procedures, the diagnosis, the prognosis, and recovery issues. He is willing to receive and answer questions with respect and candor. To me, he was also very kind and committed to my recovery and care. I hold his in high esteem and respect and would recommend him to any of my friends.
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Tom Sims in CLOVIS – Nov 25, 2017
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Dr.Chen is best surgeon!
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Daniel in Buena Park, CA – Aug 16, 2017
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Saved my Daughter's Life, used his knowledge and intuition, he was correct! Forever grateful!
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Arlene in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 13, 2016
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I would never recommend Dr. Chen to anyone. In fact I would warn anyone thinking of having him perform surgery that he is negligent, and that UCLA / Santa Monica hospital is a dangerous hospital to have surgery performed at. Because of Dr. Chen's lack of proper supervision of his residents, and bad decisions when supervising my 85 year old mother in 2014, my mother passed away days after undergoing surgery on a hiatal hernia that should never have been a life threatening surgical procedure.
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Larry Klein in Los Angeles, CA – Jun 04, 2016
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I have had 2 hernias repaired by Dr Chen: inguinal hernia repair about 6 years ago and a hiatal hernia repair 2 weeks ago. My hiatal hernia was very large. Apparently my pancreas and my stomach had slid up to occupy the space usually reserved for my lungs. The only pain I had with recovery was when it started to itch a few days ago; and that itching only lasted for a day. The nurses all say he is a brilliant surgeon. I would agree.
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Long Beach, CA – Apr 17, 2016
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Dr. David Chen, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine

Education

2002
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

UCLA Medical Center Gen Sgy

UCLA Medical Center Gen Sgy1304 15th St Ste 102 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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