Dr. Edgar Hernandez, MD

Dr. Edgar Hernandez, MD

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Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
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68 y/o
(48)

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Dr. Edgar Hernandez, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in breast surgical oncology and breast surgery.Read his story

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

685 S Dobson Rd

Chandler, AZ 85224
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
high
more than 85% of peers
Cancer
high
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Hernandez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hernandez "Dr. Hernandez is an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and specializes in the treatment of benign and cancerous breast diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is a board certified surgeon and has recently re-certified with the American Board of surgery for the fourth time in his career. Dr. Hernandez completed his general surgery residency at Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983 and practiced General Surgery and trauma surgery in the early years of his career. During the past 10 years and currently, Dr. Hernandez has dedicated his surgical practice exclusively to the practice of breast and Oncoplastic Surgery. He operates at both Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Regularly featured in Phoenix Magazine's annual list of Top Doctors, Dr. Hernandez has been credited in the state of Arizona as being one of the earliest pioneers in the field of breast-conserving surgery, and advanced innovative techniques as Oncoplastic Surgery, Brachytherapy and Nipple-Areolar Skin-Sparing Mastectomies. He believes in comprehensive Breast Cancer care in conjunction with both Radiation and Medical Oncology. Over the years, Dr. Hernandez has served the regional medical community in various leadership roles that includes serving Chandler Regional Medical Center as the Chief of Staff, the Chairman of the Department of Surgery also as a Member of the hospital's Board of Directors. He is well respected in the medical community as a leader and a colleague. Dr. Hernandez was born in Mexico and immigrated to the USA at the age of ten. He has been a recognized asset to the community and has received two humanitarian awards from the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona and the Fresh Start Women's Foundation. These awards honored his continued support of uninsured women in Arizona who were in need of medical/surgical care for breast disorders, including cancer care. Dr. Hernandez and his wife raised three children and are the proud grandparents of six beautiful granddaughters."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hernandez "Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care in a supportive and comprehensive enviroment. We focus on each patient as an individual, taking the time to effect the best out comes."

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • Arizona State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Maricopa Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hernandez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hernandez's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hernandez to family and friends
48 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Hernandez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Dr. Hernandez was wonderful in every way. He took time to get to know me and my family and told us a little bit about himself. This really put us at ease. He was always prompt, took his time and answered all my questions he’s very confident in his abilities and that made me feel like I was in the...more
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The best decision I've made all year was to choose Dr. Edgar Hernandez to be my surgeon for a double mastectomy last Fri , Aug 4. He and his staff treated me beautifully and I can't thank them enough . I have had zero pain and even now , after two days , feel really good ! I wish every woman who...more
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Knowledgeable, compassionate surgeon... will be his patient for life
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Dr Hernandez best doctor I've ever seen. Hernandez is so knowledgeable, patient and honest. I can't say enough about him. Best ever!
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I was able to make an appointment within 2 weeks, office staff was friendly, wait time was reasobable & short & Dr Hernandez is extremely knowledeable & talented. He is recommended by Susan Komen and is also on the list for providing surgery for people in AZ that need cervical & breast cancer help...more
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