Dr. Magdi Alexander, MD

Dr. Magdi Alexander, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Magdi Alexander, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1992 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

50 Bellefontaine St Ste 409

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

(626) 431-2710

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
high
more than 86% of peers
Appendicitis
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alexander "Catering to patients on a personalized level is of the utmost importance to me. You can be assured of compassionate, intelligent, and meticulous surgical services."

11  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

223  Conditions Treated

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233  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adequacy Testing for Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Amputation
  • Anal Repair
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Burn Care Services
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Casting
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Circumcision
  • Colectomy
  • Collagen Injection
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Conscious Sedation
  • CT-Guided Biopsy
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Surgery
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistula Testing
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fistulogram
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Injection
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Ligation
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Cystocele and Rectocele Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pain Pump
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Cord Sampling (PUBS)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prolapse Repair
  • Prolapse Treatment
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Breast
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Ligation
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Access Creation and Care
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Whipple Procedure
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wound Repair
  • X-Ray Guided Biopsy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • California State University Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Kern Med Ctr/ Ucsd
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Kern Med Ctr/Ucsd
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • American Board Of Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alexander has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alexander's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alexander to family and friends
60 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

  • 5
    (52)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Alexander's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

Dr. Alexander is an amazing surgeon. For three years, I had been carrying an inguinal hernia. Prior to going into surgery, I was seen twice, for an explanation and evaluation. He was intelligent and concise. Immediately, you receive the sense that he is an expert. He is very kind, but what...more
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Dr. Alexander doing my second hernia surgery .. myself I had two Hernia one in KP Lancaster the one worst job 7 inch cut of my skin, ugly stitches long time to healing more than 2 weeks, and don't walk well.. was first hernia.. second hernia Dr Alexander doing the job with robotic surgery.. cut 2...more
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Dr Alexander is a superb surgery doctor. He is an experienced, knowledgeable and a very compassionate doctor. He's everything that you can asked for a doctor. We're so lucky to have met him for my husband's colon problem. We're down & nervous for my husband's status, but he calmed us & said to...more
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Words can not describe how greatful i am with dr. Magdi and his team of professionals performing my surgery, great surgeon and human being. Thank you forever
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I've had problems in this area for around 3-4 years. I was told to change my diet, etc (I did) but nothing helped. When I finally saw Dr. Alexander it took two surgeries and a year of healing, but I'm finally 100%. Can't thank Dr. Alexander enough. He was very no nonsense in his explanations, but...more
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