Dr. Tracey Childs, MD

Dr. Tracey Childs, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tracey Childs, MD is a general surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. She specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 680W

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 91% of peers
Anal Fissure
more than 86% of peers
Anal Disorders
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Childs's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sphincterotomy

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.


  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Swedish Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Swedish Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Sansum Med Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Childs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed

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Dr. Childs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Childs to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Childs' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My experience with Dr Childs was very god but I cannot recommend her. Her office is poorly run and dysfunctional and the staff rude and unhelpful. -They sent me to the wrong location for a blood test and failed to submit the order. -Day of my consult they scheduled Dr. Childs to have 15 minute...more
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Excellent care, answered all questions thoroughly, took her time, explained things well, was kind, was humorous and light-hearted, cured my ailment, demonstrated total expertise, and overall a very positive experience.
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Underwent abdominal surgery with her. While she was willing to perform it the day I was in the ER, she admitted she had a long day in the OR and as it was not an emergency she would do it on Saturday. That's what was done. It was done laparoscopically and I cannot find the scar. Her office called...more
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She removed my perforated appendix at St. John's Hospital in 2014. She's got a great bedside manner & I really liked her.
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This is one of the most caring and skilled doctors I've ever experienced. No doubts, no qualms, 100% fantastic experience.
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