Dr. Frank Candela, MD

Dr. Frank Candela, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Frank Candela, MD is a general surgery specialist in West Hills, CA and has been practicing for 29 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

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Top Care Areas

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

Hernia Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Candela's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Candela's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Candela "Father of 5 wonderful children, author of numerous surgical articles,and amateur guitar player. I also am an amateur history buff."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Candela "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."

10  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

53  Conditions Treated

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52  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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 Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Candela has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Candela's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Candela to family and friends
43 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Candela'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
Dr. Candela Says:
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Quality experience , empathic care and excellent outcomes are my goals.

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Patient Comments (7)

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...more
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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...more
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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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