Dr. Frank Candela, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 63

  
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Dr. Frank Candela, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Nwu Feinberg Sch Of Med medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and Los Robles Health System - Los Robles Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Candela to book an appointment.


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Candela & Schreier Surgical Group

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Candela & Schreier Surgical Group2230 Lynn Rd Ste 104 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Dr Frank Candela saved my life in January 2019...There are no words to express my gratitude...Smart, Kind, the best of the best??????
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Tracie Schultz – Jul 05, 2020
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Dr. Candela is a very experienced and skilled surgeon, whose confidence and warm bedside manner put me immediately at ease. He really took the time to answer all my questions, told me anecdotes to ease my fears, and on the day of surgery, came by to visit beforehand to reassure me. He was as excited about the results of my surgery as I was! Dr. Candela was recommended by other surgeons, which is always the best sign, and his former patients also spoke very highly of him as well as staff at the hospital. I heard more than once from staff that if they were to have surgery, they would choose Dr. Candela. I also wanted to mention that his office staff are on top of everything - they're diligent in following up for all authorizations and reporting on results. Colleen specifically deserves a call out for going above and beyond.
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Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Frank Candela is a wonderful surgeon with a great bedside manner. I healed quickly from my hernia surgery and he and his staff and partner were there every step of the way.
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Apr 10, 2019
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Dr. Candela is Amazing! Am a complicated case with severe ventral hernia after 2 bowel surgeries done elsewhere. My belly button was sticking out like a knuckle and I said hey fix the hernia and get rid of belly button i don't care. just wanna wear a tshirt without everything sticking out! Staff was SUPER! Kind, caring and efficient! Surgery approved w/ mesh in 4 days! Did it and day after, He was so proud! He fixed it and made me a belly button! I RECOMMEND HIM 100% THANK YOU SOOO!! Bev
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Beverly Shafton in Simi Valley, CA – Feb 06, 2019
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Stay away from this practice. They are very good at the time of collecting your copay but the goodness ends there. They didn’t even bother to take my wife’s vitals. This “doctor” showed a total lack of respect for the patient.
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Dec 11, 2018
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Dr Candela is an excellent surgeon, and has a very calm, caring and professional manor. He listens well and does not rush. I had small bowel surgery and recovered fast. His office staff is excellent. I highly recommend Dr Candela...
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Audrey in Oak Park, CA – Nov 17, 2018
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He's a great doctor. Apart from knowing his stuff he cares and really listens to you as a person not just another 'patient'.
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thousand oaks, CA – Sep 25, 2018
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Absolutely, with out a doubt, the VERY BEST ! No need for fear, you've come to the right Doctor!
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Ron Kotler – Dec 25, 2017
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I met with Dr. Candela to discuss my options for potential surgery for a "Large Ventral Hernia." Dr. Candela examined me and explained that due to the unique nature of my hernia he wanted to consult with some colleagues to discuss the best possible way to repair it. Dr. Candela got back to me in a timely manner and gave me a detailed analysis of the best route to take. After surgery he walked me through a step by step recovery process, I'm 7 weeks post surgery and making a full recovery.
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Mark Yokley in Canoga Park, CA – Jun 09, 2017
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If there would be 10 star option then Dr. Candela would've gotten it! Excellent personality, very good and mostly caring doctor! My son had bilateral inguinal hernia. Dr Candela was prompt with scheduling all required steps and services. Surgery was a success, post ops visits as pleasant. We definitely would recommend him to anyone in need!
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Tatiana Davidov in Reseda, CA – Apr 04, 2017
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Dr. Candela is amazing. He and his staff are very friendly and professional. I feel happy and lucky that I found his office for my surgery. Thank you.
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Woodland Hills, CA – Oct 31, 2016
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Office was pleasant, as was the staff. Dr. Candela was excellent and caring , and remedied a problem from a previous physician's surgery. I was very satisfied with the treatment and results.
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Carolyn S in Encino, Ca – Aug 29, 2016
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Dr. Candela recently performed a robotic inguinal hernia surgery on me at Providence Medical Center in Tarzana, CA. He is an amazing surgeon. This was my first surgery ever. But I have to say, that II had very little discomfort after the procedure, and within 12 hours I was past the discomfort, and feeling like I was on the path to healing. I would highly recommend Dr. Candela to anyone!
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Marlin in Calabasas, CA – Apr 16, 2016
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My three experiences with Dr. Candela performing surgery were excellent. He is dedicated to his patients and ensures that they get the best care possible. I would recommend him to any family member, knowing they would be in the best care possible.
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Jan Martin in Winnetka – Dec 31, 2015
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Candela's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Candela performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Candela performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Candela performs Hernia Repair more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Candela performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Abscess
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Candela treats Abscess more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Candela treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

Dr. Candela's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uterine Cancer

About Me

As a thoughtful surgeon, I believe in utilizing the most up-to-date techniques and equipment , to provide safe, reliable and curative surgery. Additionally, body image, particularly after certain complex cancer procedures is of foremost importance. I have a great deal of experience, and I love my work.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Meml Sloan Kettering Cancer
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1982
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1982
Nwu Feinberg Sch Of Med
Medical School
1978
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

West Hills, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Los Robles Health System - Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Tarzana, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital

Thousand Oaks, CA