Dr. Paul Stemmer, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Stemmer
Accepting new patients

Paul F Stemmer MD

900 N Heritage Dr Ste A Ridgecrest, CA 93555

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(760) 446-3700

Dr. Paul Stemmer, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Ridgecrest, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ca medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Antelope Valley Hospital and Palmdale Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stemmer to book an appointment.

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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. Stemmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Stemmer treats Abdominal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Stemmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stemmer treats Gallstones more than 96% of his peers

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

Incisional Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stemmer treats Incisional Hernia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Stemmer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Stemmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • 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
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Stemmer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Health Net
Federal Services
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
TriCare for Life
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  • Office environment (16)
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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Dr Stemmer is a VERY thorough physician. He saved my husband’s life 12 years ago and has helped our family members several other times since then. He is honest, caring, and very knowledgeable! Nurses speak highly of him and say you wouldn’t believe some of the amazing surgeries he has done. I highly recommend Dr Stemmer.
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Ridgecrest, CA – Jan 21, 2019
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Dr. Stemmer performed surgery for Carpel Tunnel on both wrists and the results were remarkable and I am pain free 15+ years later. If it wasn't for Dr. Stemmer I may not be here. After surviving surgery, chemotherapy and radiation in the treatment of stage 3 breast cancer, I came down with s bacterial infection at the top of my spine. Dr. Stemmer immediately removed the infected area and after 5 days in the hospital and a slow recovery I am here and healthy 5 years later. He is the best.
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About Me


Dr. Paul Stemmer, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Ridgecrest, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ...Read more


  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications


U Calif Irvine Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
U Calif Irvine Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
Univ Of Ca
Medical School


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Dr. Stemmer frequently treats Abdominal Pain, Gallstones, and Incisional Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stemmer treats.

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Dr. Stemmer's office is located at 900 N Heritage Dr Ste A, Ridgecrest, CA 93555. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Antelope Valley Hospital

Lancaster, CA

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Palmdale, CA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Ridgecrest, CA