Dr. Fariborz Lalezarzadeh, DO

Dr. Fariborz Lalezarzadeh, DO

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Fariborz Lalezarzadeh, DO is a general surgery specialist in San Bernardino, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Surgical Edge

399 E Highland Ave Ste 527

San Bernardino, CA 92404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • PrimeCare Medical
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 88% of peers
Breast Diseases
more than 87% of peers
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Lalezarzadeh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lalezarzadeh "Dr. Fariborz Lalezarzadeh DO, FACS is one of the most distinguished General Surgeons in Southern California. As a General Surgeon and Clinical Instructor, he has executed a perfect balance between surgical excellence and the advancement of new techniques, all to the benefit of his patients. While Surgical Edge is his private practice, he is currently the Chief of Medical Staff at St. Bernardine Medical Center. In addition, he holds membership at a number of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American College of Physician Executives, and the American Osteopathic Association. He is praised for moving toward state-of-the-art procedures to ensure optimal recovery for his patients. When possible, he elects to perform minimally invasive surgeries simply to provide a higher caliber of care to his patients. Because of this, he is credited with being one the first General Surgeons to introduce and regularly perform surgeries with the daVinci Robotic Surgical System in Southern California. He was the first to introduce General Surgery on the daVinci Platform at St. Bernardine Medical Center and Redlands Community Hospital. Dr. Lalezarzadeh's dedication to his patients goes beyond his mastery of surgical operations. He has been comprehensively trained and has extensive experience in the field of Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Because of his breadth of knowledge in advanced wound care, he has advised other surgeons on the different methods for treating problematic wounds. Yet, advice is not the only reason why other doctors and surgeons seek him out. He is humbled that he is considered a doctor's doctor amongst many in the field. He has a proven track record of distinction in the surgical field, and because of this, he is the surgeon recommended to other surgeons, doctors, and medical professionals. As a husband and father of two children, he is honored to be the preferred surgeon for the parents, spouses, and children of his peers as well. Dr. Lalezarzadeh's educational background speaks to his passion for the medical field. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Philosophy from UCLA. At UCLA, he worked as research assistant while maintaining a place on the Dean's Honors List. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, where he graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He continued his medical training as a General Surgery Resident at Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center, where he was the Resident of the Year 2002-2003. He was recruited as Senior Resident at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he completed his residency as the Executive Chief Resident. Throughout his tenure as a General Surgeon, Dr. Lalezarzadeh has always strived to gain new insight and knowledge to better serve his patients. He believes that the process of learning new techniques affords him a wide range of expertise to push his practice to the forefront of the surgical arena. Early in his career, he developed the philosophy that performing minimally invasive surgical procedures with state-of-the-art technology would benefit his patients. He has gone through a number of intensive training modules on Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries. These state-of-the-art surgical methods minimize wound infection, scarring, blood loss, and complications in the post-surgical stage, which ultimately leads to a faster recovery time. This dedication to personalized surgical care speaks to Dr. Lalezarzadeh's commitment to excellence."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lalezarzadeh "Patient oriented. Treat the whole person: mind, body, soul. Patient needs to participate in their own care to get better. Educate patient to understand their disease and the surgery."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*

76  Conditions Treated


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88  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • 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
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • 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)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Associate Program Director
    Other Education | Completed 2009
  • Multiple Advanced Laparoscopic Mini-fellowships
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons, 2010
Media & Publications
  • Abdominal Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Acute and Perforated Appendicitis in the Community Setting, 2007
  • Evaluation of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Department Systolic Blood Pressure as a Predictor of In-Hospital Stay Mortality, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Bernardine Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
General Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Lalezarzadeh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lalezarzadeh to family and friends
55 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lalezarzadeh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Lalezarzadeh Says:

I am grateful to you all for all the tremendous amount of positive comments the practice has received. 


Patient Comments (27)

Dr. is very friendly and takes the time to answer my questions. When I had to see him due to a minor problem following my surgery, I was able to get in quickly. I will definitely use his services again if the need arises.
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I was told by treating doctors that I had an extremely large lymph node in the groin. That diagnosis led me to believe I possibly had cancer of the nodes. Dr. Lalezarzadeh requested biopsy's that later showed no lymph cells. He scheduled surgery, and when doing so he related that he believed the...more
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If you are looking for a Surgical Group who are an experts in General and Robotic Surgery you need look no farther. Dr. Lalezarzadeh is not only an expert surgeon who posses technical finesse, but he has great "tissue respect". That means he will do the best job possible at repairing or correcting...more
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Dr Lalezarzadeh did surgery on my 18 year old grandson today. He is very personable and skilled, He came by before and after surgery to talk to us. Dr lalezarzadeh came highly recommended. I am a Registered Nurse and I would highly recommend him after our families experience. The office is very...more
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I needed three surgeries from October thru January and each time i felt i was in the best care possible. Dr Lalezarzaheh makes you feel so at ease. He is the warmest most caring doctor I have ever met. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. He was worth driving over an hour to see.
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