Dr. Samuel Carvajal, MD

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Dr. Samuel Carvajal, MD

Dr. Samuel Carvajal, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, CA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Carvajal is affiliated with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center and White Memorial Medical Center.

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    Dr. Carvajal's Reviews

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    3.6
    based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)
    Dr. Carvajal's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (8)
    Sunland, CA |
    I found Dr Carvajal to be a caring, knowledgeable doctor He took the time with me to make sure I understood what was going on with me, his recommendation for treatment and his desire to make sure I was the patient and got what I needed to make an informed decision I ended up having 1/2 my Thyroid and a nodule removed and he did a fabulous job of controlling any pain and making the incision as clean and small as possible. I would recommend him 100%.
    in Studio City, CA |
    I wish I could leave 0 stars. I took a good friend to a post op appt because she experienced some very painful issues after a biopsy She left his office crying. He was condescending, mocked her and advised her that her breast looked "beautiful". To say he has no bedside manner is an understatement. It was terrible. The staff weren't much better. Do no harm is the Hippocratic oath. He has no business dealing with patients. Pathology or the Coroner's office would have been preferable.
    in Burbank, CA |
    I was impressed by Dr. CARVAJAL's accumen at sizing up my situation and giving me the options. I selected the one that seemed best given my situayion which was hermia repair. The method he used allowed for a quick recovery following repair of several hernias discoveted during procedure. He had mentioned there might be more than presenting problem. His surgery skills produced great results for me. I highly recommend him.
    in Burbank, CA |
    Dr. Carvajal is the best, loving, caring, professional doctor that I have ever met. He saved my life twice. First with colon cancer and after one year with the breast cancer. He is talented, professional, and knows his job very well. When my insurance did not want to pay for the surgery, because I had to go to the hospital that they wanted me to go, and I refused it, Dr. Carvajal told my husband that he will do the surgury anyways. He has many years of experiance, and he saves lives.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Dr Carvajal is a lier and very inexperienced doctor. he pretends to be the best doctor you know in LA but has very little experience .stay away from him his going to make your Condition worse and not better. And is going to asure you that he did an excellent job .but is not true
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    Very thorough and caring
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    This Dr is very very Dangerous he cuts corners lies about what medical Treatment he has perform. He almost took a life of a very good of mine After doing a number of surgeries on his stomach please stay away he does a lot of talking with no substance
    in Long Beach, CA |
    Provided my sister with false results after breast tumor removal. He informed her that the margins were good, when in fact the margins were positive. In addition, when she requested her mammogram CD which was provided prior to surgery, the office staff claimed that it was lost. Speaking on behalf of my sister & family, we consider this behavior by Dr. Carvajal highly unprofessional. The oncologist has also called him on several occasions and he has yet to return any of his calls.
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    Dr. Carvajal's Care Philosophy

    Provide our patients with compassionate and the best medical care possible.

    Dr. Carvajal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Aneurysm
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Fracture
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thrombosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      University Ca Sf School Of Med

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
    • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Cystectomy
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Dialysis Access Procedures
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Esophagomyotomy
    • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
    • 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
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallbladder Surgery
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
    • Laparotomy
    • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Bypass
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
    • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Wound Repair