Dr. Frank Candela, MD

Dr. Frank Candela, MD

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62 y/o
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Dr. Frank Candela, MD is a general surgery specialist in West Hills, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

Candela & Schreier Surgical Group

7320 Woodlake Ave Ste 380

West Hills, CA 91307
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Principal Life

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

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

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
very high
very high

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
very high
very high

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
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon 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
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery

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
1989
1987
1982
1982
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Candela

4.5

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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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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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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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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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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Absolutely, with out a doubt, the VERY BEST ! No need for fear, you've come to the right Doctor!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Power Select HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Advantage Platinum HMO
Advantage Platinum POS
Advantage Platinum PPO
Federal Services
Health Net HMO
Medicare EPO
Medicare PPO
SmartCare HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
Commercial PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

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