Dr. William Rivera, MD

Dr. William Rivera, MD

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Dr. William Rivera, MD is a general surgery specialist in Apple Valley, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in general surgery.

18144 US Highway 18 Ste 130

Apple Valley, CA 92307

Contact Information

(760) 278-9477

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 90% of peers
Incisional Hernia
high
more than 85% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
more than 80% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rivera does not have any board certifications listed.

71  Conditions Treated

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72  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • 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

  • Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rivera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

4.7

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Dr. William Rivera performed an emergency appendectomy and hernia repair on me two and a half weeks ago. His work is neat and I didn't even bruise! I have felt well since my surgery and didn't even take the prescribed pain meds after leaving hospital! Apart from excellent work, he is personable...Read More
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Lorraine A Graham in Pinon Hills, CA – Apr 22, 2017
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My husband was an afternoon surgery. That concerned me. After meeting Dr. Rivera, he spoke very smart, asked me if I had any questions, gave me the report briefly on what he found and how well he was doing. This man was so full of energy and so smart, I was very grateful that he had done the...Read More
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Bernard Podsiad in Apple Valley, CA – Oct 13, 2016
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