Dr. Gabriel Akopian, MD

Dr. Gabriel Akopian, MD

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General Surgery | Male | 43 years old

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Dr. Akopian specializes in General Surgery and practices in Pasadena, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Akopian's Reviews

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Dr. Akopian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
los angeles, ca |
My experience with Dr. Akopian was just right! He's knowledgeable, competent, professional and reassuring. For such sensitive and potentially embarrassing conditions that one would visit such a doctor for, Dr. Akopian's bedside manner is perfect -- both matter-of-fact and reassuring, normalizing something that many would be reluctant to talk about. I'm very grateful for being referred to Dr. Akopian.
Sunland, CA |
Dr. Akopian was very nice and professional. His assistant, however, is extremely unprofessional. I called 10 days after my appointment to check on the status of approval for surgery, and she informed me that the office had been closed for training, and that she is behind her work. She informed me that it will take 1 - 2 weeks for her to catch up, and that the Dr. is going on vacation at the end of July. Then she tells me well, you have an HMO I asked if that means I get lower quality care??
in El Monte, CA |
Dr. Akopian was a great doctor, but he is hiring a wrong assistant. The assistant was so lazy and always had an excuse that she was always busy and couldn't do the authorization paper for me. I called back and she kept saying that it was not urgent, so you had to wait. Call back again, kept saying it is not urgent, you had to wait. It has been more than 1 month, and it still didn't get any news from the office. Now it is kind of becoming an urgent now. I had to see another specialist.
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Dr. Akopian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Hawaii

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Huntington Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Usc University Hospital

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair