Dr. Maria Stapfer, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 54

Dr. Stapfer
Accepting new patients

Valentina Dalili-shoaie M.d. Inc.

1 Hoag Dr Bldg 41 Newport Beach, CA 92663

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(949) 764-5350

Dr. Maria Stapfer, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of Health Sciences medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with medical facilities Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and St. Jude Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stapfer to book an appointment.

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Dr. Stapfer is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Newport Beach, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
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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. Stapfer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapfer performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Stapfer performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Ileus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapfer treats Ileus more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Stapfer treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Pancreatic Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapfer treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Stapfer treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer

Dr. Stapfer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Stapfer's Reviews

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    Dr. Marie Stapfer should be your choice for The Whipple Surgery. She is so well versed in this and other digestive disease procedures that I wouldn’t see anyone else. She is proactive in getting ahead of complications and her staff is also very on top of issues. Dr. Stapfer works at 3 hospitals, but I chose Hoag and I was glad I did. The nursing staff is on the younger side and very caring. I was right at home after my “big” surgery. With Covid and the lack of family visits, I never felt alone. Everyone was supportive and attentive to my needs including the Hospitalist, Dr. Sei.
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    Laura M., Culver City – Jun 12, 2020
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    I am forever grateful to Dr. Maria Stapfer. In Aug 2018, she performed one of the most difficult surgeries on me at Hoag. It lasted 9 hours. Due to her expert skill, I now have the opportunity to lead a long, enjoyable life rather than succumbing to cancer. She is thorough, professional, caring. She answered all my questions before surgery and during my recovery. You cannot find a better surgeon. Her office team and nursing staff at the Hoag Cancer Center - USC Digestive Diseases are top notch.
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    Kathy in Irvine, CA – Feb 05, 2019
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    Maria Stapfer performed my Whipple surgery and I have done amazingly well. I have become aware of the many problems post Whipple patients have and I haven’t. I am thankful I was placed in her hands!
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    Margaret Karlan in Lake forest, CA – Nov 29, 2018
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Maria Stapfer, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Education

    1994
    Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of Health Sciences
    Medical School

    Awards

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    What are Dr. Maria Stapfer, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Stapfer frequently treats Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open, Ileus, and Pancreatic Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stapfer treats.

    Where is Dr. Maria Stapfer, MD's office located?

    Dr. Stapfer's office is located at 1 Hoag Dr Bldg 41, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Practice

    Valentina Dalili-shoaie M.d. Inc.1 Hoag Dr Bldg 41 Newport Beach, CA 92663
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Stapfer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

    Newport Beach, CA

    83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

    19 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

    St. Jude Medical Center

    Fullerton, CA

    78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

    28 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)