Dr. Raymond Rivera, MD

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Dr. Rivera
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18411 Clark St Ste 305 Tarzana, CA 91356

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Dr. Raymond Rivera, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tarzana, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

4.9

Based on 14 ratings

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Exceptional doctor. Best communicator with patient and family. Surgery was successful.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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He is wonderful. Kind, patient, smart. Looks out for the patient not the formula business model. Saved my life, appendix was in very bad shape. The post op care is stellar so all five of those stars are earned. Thank you. Leslie M.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Leslie M in Encino, CA – Jul 21, 2018
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Dr. Rivera performed a very complicated cased of cholecystectomy and did a remarkable job not only procedurally but in bedside manner as well. I would definitely recommend him.
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Feb 05, 2018
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I want to thank Dr. Rivera for his professionalism, dedication, and kindness. Dr. Rivera performed surgery on my daughter 14 y/o and we are extremely satisfied and pleased with his work. Thank you, Dr. Rivera!
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adriana in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 21, 2017
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My father has had two abdominal hernia serguries done by Doctor Rivera. The first one was a regular open cut on his right side in 2013, and the second one was just done in July 2016 on his left side with robotic laparoscopic technic. Both experiences has been great. Dr. Rivera is truly one of the most caring and knolledgable specialist surgeon I personally ever met in my life.
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Mahyar in Woodland Hills, CA – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr. Riviera saved my life in the middle of the night on 1/1/16. He is kind , compassionate , easy to talk to and never rushes you. I'm still being treated by Dr. Rivera. He's an excellent surgeon and a wonderful person.
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Michelle Yabko in Woodland Hills, CA – Jul 23, 2016
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Dr. Rivera operated on my brother yesterday, to remove his gallbladder. He called me the day before the surgery to explain everything. I also got a call before and after the surgery yesterday. This close communication is almost unheard of in healthcare today. I know because I have been in healthcare for 15 years myself. He is a warm, compassionate, skilled surgeon and I would recommend this physician 100 percent.
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Kim Darden in Simi Valley, CA – Apr 22, 2016
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The most caring doctor that I have met. He would personally call me to follow up how i was doing after the surgery (not every doctor does). I had my gallbladder removed and now i feel much better. Surgery went really well and i had no complications and healed very fast. Highly recommend! Thank you Dr. Rivera!
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Olena in Canoga Park, CA – Apr 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Raymond Rivera, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Tarzana, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

Lac University Of Southern Cal
Residency Hospital
1992
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Raymond Rivera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivera frequently treats Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure, and Appendicitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivera treats.

Where is Dr. Raymond Rivera, MD's office located?

Dr. Rivera's office is located at 18411 Clark St Ste 305, Tarzana, CA 91356. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Dr. Rivera performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Rivera performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Rivera performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Appendicitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Appendicitis more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Allen L Hoffman MD

Allen L Hoffman MD18411 Clark St Ste 305 Tarzana, CA 91356
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