Dr. Tony Tam, MD

Dr. Tony Tam, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Tony Tam, MD is a general surgery specialist in Modesto, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Arizona in 1985 and specializes in general surgery.

1401 Spanos Ct Ste 108

Modesto, CA 95355

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 89% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
high
more than 86% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
high
more than 77% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

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60  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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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

  • University Of Arizona
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tam does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tam and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tam's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tam to family and friends
20 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Tam'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 (4)

About 2 years ago I went to the hospital in an extreme amount of pain, I got an infection and my body was in septic shock. After about 10 hours the hospital diagnosed what was wrong and I was being preped for surgery. The infection had spread so quickly and severely I was given about a 20% chance...more
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If I would have taken Dr. Tam's advice , I would have been dead in 6months. Went in to have a mass removed. He did no diagnostic tests and told me it was a fatty tumor. He was so wrong. It was a very rare and aggressive cancer.
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I was referred to Dr. Tam and I am very happy I was. Pre-op team was amazing and comforting. He did an excellent job doing the surgery and answered all my concerns. Saw him a week later just to make sure i was doing fine. Even when I had concerns and called the office about two weeks later they...more
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I had an umbilical hernia incarcerated and in the ER Dr Tam manipulated the hernia back in to stabilize and had me admitted. I went into OR the next morning and the procedure was done in about an hour. Post op was great. I had little pain, no nausea but some constipation that is to be expected I...more
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