Dr. Mordechai Twena, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Twena
Accepting new patients

Mordechai F Twena MD PLLC

5659 E Grant Rd Tucson, AZ 85712

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(520) 731-3317

Dr. Mordechai Twena, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev, Ben Gurion University Of The Negev medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Tucson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Twena to book an appointment.

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Dr. Twena's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Appendectomy, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Twena performs Appendectomy, Open more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Twena performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Twena treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Twena treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallbladder Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Twena performs Gallbladder Removal more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Twena performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Twena's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spider Veins
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Mass
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Twena accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Twena's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Twena

3.8

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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There is no other surgeon I would trust my life with a knife under anesthesia than Dr. Twena. He had operated on me twice already 2010 and 2019; both went very well. I even endured weeks of abdominal pain just so my insurance can change the referral letter to him from another surgeon, that's how good I believe he is. As a patient and as a nurse I stand on my statement that he is one of the best surgeons out there, because I have taken care of his patients too in the hospital. He is not the kind of sugar and spice everything nice doctor out there but a straight to the point kind of guy that a lot of people misinterpret as standoffish or rude. Still my respects and gratitude to him and his friendly staff for always giving me the best care always.
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
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JP – Aug 08, 2020
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Scoundrel. In 2016 I went to TMC with torso spasms and this one was hot to remove my perfectly healthy gall bladder. He did not want to wait for test results. Never touched me or examined me yet in my medical record he made many false claims. I ran.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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SSF – Jun 20, 2020
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I drove 2 hours to try to get some competent healthcare because it is difficult in the small town I live in and it was one of the worse doctor/patient encounters I've ever had. Dr Twena was over 45 minutes late for my appointment, and I was 20 minutes early. I have been in pain for over a year now and Dr Twena literally spent about 1 minute with me. Told me to live with the pain and then ordered a CT scan to shut me up and get himself out of the room. Healthcare in America, is disgraceful.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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AZ – Nov 27, 2018
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He wants to cut on you! My wife was experiencing stomach problems and was in the hospital. Twena happened to be on duty and came into the room. He said that although the CT scan was unclear, he believed that her appendix would have to be removed or perhaps even her whole colon would have to be removed. He prepped her for surgery until he came back a few hours later and said that after looking at the scans with the radiologist again, it looked like the appendix and colon were not the problems.
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What could be improved
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Nov 17, 2018
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Dr. Twena has taken care of 4 generations of my family starting with my mom. He has seen many members of my family. He is a terrific surgeon and a wonderful person. I am very glad that our paths crossed. Thank you for everything Dr.Twena!
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Suzie Bartlett in Tucson, AZ – Oct 26, 2018
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Very nice man.no complaints
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No results
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Salem, OR – Dec 13, 2016
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I was treated like an idiot on the phones with staff. No one returned my calls and no calls to check on me after surgery. Minimal instructions. Staff sounds unfriendly and robotic. I felt as if I was to be shamed for even calling.
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No results
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Mordechai Twena, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ben-Gurion...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

Loma Linda University Med Center
Residency Hospital
Union Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev, Ben Gurion University Of The Negev
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Mordechai Twena, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Twena frequently treats Appendectomy, Open, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Gallbladder Removal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Twena treats.

Where is Dr. Mordechai Twena, MD's office located?

Dr. Twena's office is located at 5659 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Twena speaks Spanish, Hebrew, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Mordechai F Twena MD PLLC

Mordechai F Twena MD PLLC5659 E Grant Rd Tucson, AZ 85712
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Tucson Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

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