Dr. Ketan Shah, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 39

Dr. Shah
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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(949) 770-7163

Dr. Ketan Shah, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with Saddleback Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shah is affiliated with Saddleback Medical Center Laguna Hills, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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. Shah's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Abdominal Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Hemorrhoids more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shah treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shah treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric Outpatient Endoscopy
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Shah accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
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
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Shah's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shah

4.8

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
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(40)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
2.3255813953488373%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (34)
  • Listened & answered questions (33)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (31)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Office environment (1)
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Everyone was very friendly and professional. They answered all of my questions and made a potentially scary and uncomfortable procedure seem not bad at all. I highly recommend them and will definitely go back for any future gastrointestinal needs.
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Kristin – Jun 18, 2021
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I wanted a very experienced Gastroenterologist that would perform my upper endoscopy without sedation as I have issues with sedation. Went very well. He is patient, compassionate and skilled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deborah Kiselow – Jun 11, 2021
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I would highly recommend Dr. Shah for any of his expertise in his medical field he is very professional and is very informative and has a great personality, so keep this in mind if you are looking for a Dr. in the gastric or digestive medicine. Thank you Dr. Shah and his medical staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joseph Sweeney – Jun 04, 2021
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My visits with Dr. Shah are always great, informative and he always brings me peace of mind. He is very caring and always listens. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Lj – Jun 03, 2021
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I had a colonoscopy and Dr Shah was very careful and took his time
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 27, 2021
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Dr. Ketan Shah has been my Gastroenterologist for the past three years and I am always impressed by his thoroughness, confidence-inspiring professionalism, patience and kindness. He also has a good sense of humor and helps me relax during a visit or procedure. I highly recommend him and plan to remain his patient in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phyllis Blitz Danfield – May 22, 2021
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Dr Shaw is great. I’m guessing that most of the patients are seniors and could live without hip-hop music blaring. I was told it was for the nurses. Maybe the music should be for the patients
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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May 21, 2021
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Dr. Shah and his nurses and staff are all excellent. I had a very good experience and felt assured I was in the best of care . Dr. Shah is a great listener , very thorough and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand . I highly recommend him and his staff !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa – May 14, 2021
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Dr. Shah is very thorough and spends as much time as necessary to do a complete colonoscopy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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May 14, 2021
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The doctor was very thorough and patient and asked me lots of questions and listened to my answers. Discussed things in detail that were easy for me to understand
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff S – May 07, 2021
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Detailed , shares information freely and communicates very well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Geoffrey Payne – May 06, 2021
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Dr. Shaw is an amazing doctor who truly cares about his patients. He has met every worry and problem I have with understanding and a determination to help me fix it or at least make it manageable. I can tell he believes everything I say which is an incredible feeling. Having had severe gastro issues for over three years I felt I had run out of options, so I decided to meet with Dr. Shaw, a gastro specialist. During our meeting we ran through my entire medical history (which is very extensive) and he was very thorough. I am always impressed by the time he spends with me at each appointment making sure he has all the information, that I know what the game plan is, and that all my questions have been answered. From the first visit I have felt in good hands. Dealing with health issues is never simple, but it is so much easier when you feel that you have someone in your corner who is making sure you are okay. To use his own words, Dr. Shaw has been my “quarterback”.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Samantha G – Apr 16, 2021
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Yes, absolutely! He was amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Clara – Apr 15, 2021
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I just recently had a zoom appointment with Dr. Shah, and found him to be very thorough in my past and present medical history. He even cleared some things up from my childhood illness and made me feel better about the true definition of what I had always been told I had. Dr. Shah is hopefully going to help figure out a possible misdiagnosis through the order of new tests. I find that refreshing, considering I’ve seen other doctors who just take my word of past results or just go off of past medical records. He and his PA Emily really made me feel like my concerns matter to them and that it’s important to get to the bottom of my gastric issues. I don’t feel Dr. Shah or his office staff are to be taken lightly, so if he orders tests, you better get them. They’re really out to help you, so help them help you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Laura Raju – Jan 25, 2021
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Knowledgeable, Caring, Excellent listener and communicator.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 27, 2020
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Dr. Shah is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He truly loves what he does and it shows in the way he cares for his patients. He is so knowledgeable and explains everything in a way that any lay person can understand. After suffering with GERD for over 40 years I finally feel great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 03, 2020
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Who talks about their colonoscopy at a party? I did! After dreading the colonoscopy for years, my experience with Dr. Shah was actually interesting and a positive experience. Per his recommendation, I did not use anesthesia, which means I left the procedure alert and productive, instead of wasting the rest of my day in a drowsy stupor. By the way, it did not hurt. Seriously. I felt some pressure at times, but he always warned me, and told me the pressure and discomfort would only last a few seconds. I got to watch on the monitor, and frankly, I found it fascinating. Dr. Shah is gentle. Smart. And explained every step of the procedure to me. It left me with a new respect for my digestive system, and an new appreciation for a doctor that could make having a colonoscopy a positive and educational experience. Dr. Shah focuses on patient education. He is a good communicator. He always has time for my many questions, and answers me thoughtfully. I highly recommend Dr. Shah.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ami Bergstrom – Dec 02, 2020
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Good evaluation and plan of treatment.
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Karen – Nov 14, 2020
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Dr. Shah was very personable, thorough, and knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sylvie Hester – Nov 07, 2020
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Excellent care,quick, thorough,very efficient all the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 16, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Exciting cutting-edge therapies and technologies are emerging in the field of Gastroenterology and changing the entire landscape. I am excited to be a...Read more

Biography

Ketan Shah, MD, MBA, is a fellowship-trained Gastroenterologist and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He has expertise in treating...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

2015
University California Irvine Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
Duke University
Internship Hospital
2007
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
2006
University Of Southern California, Marshall School Of Business (Master's Program)
2003
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Ketan Shah, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Ketan Shah, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shah frequently treats Abdominal Pain, Hemorrhoids, and Diverticulitis, Intestinal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shah treats.

Where is Dr. Ketan Shah, MD's office located?

Dr. Shah's office is located at 24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 300, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ketan Shah, MD speak?

Dr. Shah speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

Saddleback Medical Group Inc24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)