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Dr. Irene Wapnir, MD

General Surgery ·  Female · Age 65

Dr. Wapnir

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Dr Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Dr. Irene Wapnir, MD is a general surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. She graduated from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.


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(650) 498-6000

Dr. Wapnir accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wapnir's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wapnir performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Wapnir performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Breast Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wapnir performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Wapnir performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Breast Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wapnir treats Breast Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Wapnir treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Wapnir's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Irene Wapnir, MD is a general surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. She graduated from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in 1980 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rw Johnson Med School
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Lincoln Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Lincoln Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Medical School
1985
1981
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Wapnir's Reviews

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Based on 8 reviews

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1 Star
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DR. WAPNIR is a World Class cancer breast surgeon. As a 73 year old patient with a lifetime of surgeries Dr Wapnir was far and away the best cosmetic result, least painful, most uncomplicated post surgery recovery. A truly gifted, intuitive, empathetic surgeon.
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Expertise and calm makes her a reassuring guide thru the chaos of a diagnosis
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