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Dr. Joseph Abdo, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Abdo

Advance Surgery Clinic of Mesa

6116 E Arbor Ave Ste 102 Mesa, AZ 85206

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Dr. Joseph Abdo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.


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After almost 2 hours, walked out without ever seeing the doctor, just his MA. You think I want him to do my surgery now? I understand, emergencies happen but at least give us an explanation and option to reschedule. I wasn't the only one complaining.
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I wouldn’t allow any other surgeon to work on myself or my family. Dr Abdo is as compassionate as can be. Sometimes he runs behind a bit but it’s because he spends enough time with his patients! His staff is equally as kind. I’ve read all of his reviews on here and can’t believe how ignorant some of these people are. Dr Abdo is a surgeon and sometimes needs to do emergency surgeries. If a patient is stable, Dr Abdo can have his PA see the patients while he is with more serious cases. Thank you!
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Went to hospital due to severe pain. After a couple tests and an over night stay, Dr. Abdo woke me at 4am telling me I did not have appendicitis and I could go home. After asking why the pain, he told me to see a GYN. ?? After insisting for more tests, he took my gall bladder out saying "good thing, it shredded!" To top off, his office couldn't bill insurance correctly. After 1 1/2yr they just billed another $500 saying it's a deductible that I already paid over 1yr ago. Worst experience EVER!
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I scheduled a consult for hernia surgery with Dr. Adbo. The morning of the appointment I spoke with the office & was told they should be on time. However, after waiting over an hour & half, the PA came in & apologized for the delay. At this point I was very upset that they didn't have the courtesy to let me know earlier or that I wouldn't be meeting with the Dr. I left never to never to turn. Can not trust a Dr. who cannot even manage appointments or communicate with patients. UNACCEPTABLE!
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Dr. Abdo is a kind soul. I would trust him with my family. He has many years of exceptional service and cares deeply for his patients. Tonight he help ease my suffering on a holiday weekend. I am beyond grateful to work with him at Banner Baywood surgery department. Tonight he saved a life. Then went the extra mile to help me. If your looking for a top notch surgeon consider him he provides services in Mesa and globe.
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My experience with this physician was horrible. He has caused me a great deal of pain and now I need additional medical attention. Stay clear of this one folks.
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Dr Abdo is so nice. He's very knowledgeable and his P. A. Brett, sits and listens and helps with all your concerns as well. I was in the hospital for a week and one of them came to check on me everyday to answer any questions or concerns. I also had several follow up visits with him or his assistant, who can and will, contact Dr Abdo if he can't answer your question. I highly recommend him for surgery
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I stayed an extra day in the hospital because nobody could get a hold of Dr. Abdo for the last 2 days of my visit. Apparently it's OK to charge me for a hospital visit for 2 days because he sent his Assistant to see me, and the 30 second visit was hardly worth hundreds of dollars. What a great strategy to get around the system Dr. Abdo, you should be proud! I don't know if Dr Joseph Abdo is a good surgeon, but I can tell you he didn't treat me right. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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My 91 year old mother was admitted to the hospital with stomach pain. Doctor Abdo was on call and it turned out we were so blessed to have him treat my mother. Over several days it became apparent that her symptoms were gallbladder. Dr. Abdo kept us informed every step of the way about her symptoms, surgery, and above all, he was reass urring and always concerned and friendly. If you want a doctor that knows his stuff AND has a great personality then you want Dr. Abdo. 5 Stars!!!!!
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Abdo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

St. Paul Medical Center
Residency Hospital
St. Paul Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Medical School
1989

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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(480) 654-2312

Dr. Abdo accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Ameriben
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Banner Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
City of Mesa Health Plan
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
LifeWise
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mercy Care
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Physicians Mutual
Principal Life
SCAN Health Plan
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
TPA
Web-TPA
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
University Physicians
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
Zenith Administrators Inc

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Dr. Abdo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo performs Hernia Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abdo performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abdo performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abdo performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abdo performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abdo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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