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 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

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

Care Philosophy

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
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Candela's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Candela

4.5

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Choice Plus Test 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 Test 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)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
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 Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Optima Health
Commercial PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

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