Dr. Samer Kanaan, MD

Dr. Samer Kanaan, MD

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Dr. Samer Kanaan, MD is a cardiac 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 cardiac surgery.Read his story

27451 Los Altos Ste 290

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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  • Aetna
  • Aetna Health Network
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Dr. Kanaan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Decortication and Pleurectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kanaan performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 93% of his peers

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

Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kanaan performs Lung Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kanaan performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Lung Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kanaan treats Lung Cancer more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kanaan treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Kanaan's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achalasia
Acid Reflux
Acid Reflux Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Advanced Robotic Surgery
Airway Stenting
All Lymphoma
Autoimmune Diseases
Benign Tumor
Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Bronchoscopy
Bullectomy
Cancer
Central Line Insertion
Chest Tube Insertion
Congestive Heart Failure
da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
da Vinci® Lobectomy
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
Empyema
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Stenting
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
Extrapleural Lung Removal
Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Head and Neck Cancer
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hernia Repair
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Abscess
Lung Biopsy
Lung Cancer
Lung Granuloma
Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
Lung Mass
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Nodule
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lung Tumor
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mediastinal Tumors
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mesothelioma
Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
Minimally Invasive Thymectomy With Robotic Assistance
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Partial Lung Collapse
Pericardial Cysts
Pericardial Disease
Pericardial Effusion
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Biopsy
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Port Removal
Primary Hyperhidrosis
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Sequestration
Respiratory Failure
Respiratory System Cancer
Rib Fracture
Rib Tumor
Robotic Assisted Procedure
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
Secondary Malignancies
Segmentectomy, Open
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Cancer
Thoracic Disorders
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracic Tumors
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Procedure
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Surgery
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy
Thymectomy
Thymomas
Trachea Cancer
Tracheal Reconstruction
Tracheal Resection
Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
Tracheal Surgery
Tracheostomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Care Philosophy

Patients First. Deliver the Highest Quality of Care Possible. Treat patients as I would want my family treated.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

  • 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

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I was diagnosed with early stage lung cancer. During my initial visit, Dr Kanaan explained my situation in detail. He was very patient with me and thoroughly answered all of my questions. Before my surgery, he always answered my calls promptly and answered all of my questions. The surgery went very...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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AARP
Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
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Aetna Performance Network
Aetna Premier Care Network
Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
Aetna QPOS
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Aetna Student Health
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Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
CalOptima
Choice Care (Humana)
Medicare Advantage HMO
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Covered California
Blue Cross Advantage PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Greater Newport Physicians
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Health Net of California
HealthCare Partners
Heritage Provider Network
Humana
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Memorial Care
Memorial Healthcare System
MetLife
Monarch Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Nippon Life Benefits
Onecare
Oscar Insurance Corporation
Regal Medical Group
SCAN Health Plan
Tricare
United Healthcare
Basic Plan
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare PPO
UnitedHealthcare of California
WellPoint
Western Growers Insurance Services

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