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Dr. Peter Yu, MD

Pediatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Yu

CHOC Chldrns Spclsts Pd Sgy

505 S Main St Ste 225 Orange, CA 92868

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Dr. Peter Yu, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Orange, CA. He graduated from UNIV OF MO COLUMBIA SCH OF MED and specializes in pediatric surgery, critical care surgery, and more.

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(714) 364-4050

Dr. Yu accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Local Value Network EPO
Local Value Network HMO
Local Value Network HMO+
Local Value Network POS+
Local Value Network PPO
Personal Choice PPO
Regional Pref Network EPO
Regional Pref Network HMO
Regional Pref Network HMO+
Regional Pref Network POS+
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
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MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare HMO
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Dr. Yu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 12% of his peers

Dr. Yu performs this procedure more than 12% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Yu performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Atresia of Small Intestine
  • Benign Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Benign Diseases of the Intestine
  • Benign Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Circumcision, Infant
  • Cloacal Anomaly
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Empyema
  • Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
  • Esophageal Atresia With Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Fetal Disorders
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroschisis
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Hydrocele (Pediatric)
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intussusception
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Malignant Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Malignant Diseases of the Intestine
  • Malignant Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Malrotation
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Omphalocele - Exstrophy - Imperforate Anus
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Trauma Management
  • Pediatric Tumor
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy, Laparoscopic 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Teratoma
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoraco Abdominal Enteric Duplication
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wilms' Tumor

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Yu provides and enjoys the full spectrum of pediatric surgical care, with special clinical interests in fetal surgery, neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, disorders of the neck and chest wall, and the surgical treatment of hernias.


  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery


Boston Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Children'S Hospital Of Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
University of California At San Diego
Residency Hospital
University of California At San Diego
Internship Hospital
Medical School
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health
Washington University In St. Louis


  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Peter Yu, MD
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Dr. Peter Yu is absolutely amazing. My daughter had appendicitis two weekends ago and thankfully Dr. Yu was on call that weekend! Dr. Yu not only did an incredible job removing her appendix through her belly button with no other incisions, he also had the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever come in contact with over my lifetime. He was kind, informative, and professional. My daughter had her two week follow up today and she is back to 100%. I cannot recommend him enough!
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Our daughter was born what is called a diaphragmatic hernia. It was not detected by ultrasound, so it caught us by surprise. She was immediately taken to CHOC NICU to get treatment, where we met Dr. Yu. We went over our options, and decided to go with latroscopic surgery (camera based). I'm happy to say that everything went as planned, and our daughter has made a full recovery. Scars are nonexistent! I couldn't recommend Dr. Yu enough. His staff was there with us every step of the way.
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Amazing Doctor and very great with kids! I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Yu
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