Dr. Samer Kanaan, MD

Dr. Samer Kanaan, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
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Dr. Samer Kanaan, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, and more.Read his story

27451 Los Altos Ste 290

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 444-5864

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Health Network
  • Aetna Performance Network
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna QPOS
  • Aetna Student Health
  • 40 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kanaan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
high
more than 90% of peers
Lung Cancer
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Kanaan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kanaan "Dr. Kanaan specializes in thoracic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, lung cancer surgery, esophageal surgery and esophageal cancer surgery. Every effort is made to ensure a faster recovery for his patients, with measures such as small incisions. Delivery of the highest quality care is important to Dr. Kanaan. "My patients come first. I treat them as I would want my family treated.""

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kanaan "Patients First. Deliver the Highest Quality of Care Possible. Treat patients as I would want my family treated."

3  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Granuloma
  • Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumor
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Cysts
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rib Tumor
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Tumors
  • Thymomas
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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71  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • McGaw Med Center Northwestern Meml
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • McGaw Med Center Northwestern Meml
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Washington University Barnes Jewish
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Usc University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Service Excellence Award, Queen of the Valley Medical Center Avatar Survey, 2009
  • America Top Surgeons Award in Thoracic Surgery, 2010
  • Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Award, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 2011
  • America Top Surgeons Award in Thoracic Surgery, 2011
  • Values in Action Excellence Award, St. Joseph Health System, 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kanaan's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kanaan to family and friends
23 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kanaan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr.Kanaan is indeed one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is present with you as you are talking he listens to your every word and then he confirms what you were trying to explain so that you know that you have been heard. He’s what I would consider an old-fashioned. A doctor who returns...more
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Dr. Cannon has been my surgeon for 7 months in that time he has been quite an inspiration to me he perform surgery on my lung to remove cancer and now I'm cancer-free he continues to see me to see that no cancer returns Dr cannon has been my surgeon for 7 months in that time he has been quite and...more
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Dr. Kanaan is a rare breed of doctors. He is very compassionate and always made sure we had enough time with him. We never felt rushed and he made certain all our concerns were addressed. He was always available and always returned phone calls promptly. Our family always felt like we were in...more
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I was pleased and impressed with my experience with Dr. Kanaan from my first phone call to his Office Manager Lina . We had a light hearted conversation, and I immediately felt comfortable. Dr. Kanaan is very kind, but has a great air of confidence. He explained my condition to me in a manner that...more
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I was diagnosed with early stage lung cancer. My Pulmonologist suggested that I have the tumor surgically removed and highly recommended Dr. Kanaan. I met with Dr. Kanaan and found him to be very personable and professional. He explained the procedure in detail and answered all of my questions....more
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