Dr. William Wallace, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Wallace
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South Orange Cty Sgcl Med Grp

24411 Health Center Dr Ste 350 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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(949) 457-7900

Dr. William Wallace, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo and Saddleback Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wallace to book an appointment.


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Dr. Wallace accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Wallace's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wallace treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Wallace treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wallace performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Wallace performs this procedure more than 61% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wallace treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Wallace treats this condition more than 57% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
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Dr. Wallace's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Laparotomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Dr. Wallace's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wallace

4.3

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
78.72340425531915%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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My daughter's husband almost died because Dr. Wallace's treatment (or I should say "lack of". Thank God that my daughter had him quickly transferred to St. Joseph's hospital. With their excellent treatment he survived!
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 05, 2020
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Dr. William Wallace performed a successful colectomy surgery on me last week. He has been treating me for a while now for this and going as far back as 2008 when he performed an appendectomy surgery on me. Dr. Wallace is extremely professional and has the best bedside manner. He takes the time needed to explain to you what you are up against and clearly lays your choices and best advice. Way to go Dr. Wallace, keep up the good work. Thank you. I will always be grateful for all of your help.
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Gonzalo Garcia – Jul 11, 2020
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Dr. William Wallace caused me to nearly die requiring me to go to another doctor and hospital where I stayed for one month including intensive care due to his mesh for hernia repair wrapped around my intestines and a second surgery that nearly caused me to die. I am forever thankful to the surgeon who saved my life. Dr. Wallace should never have performed surgery that would lead me to near death...and two surgeries at that. He kept telling me I would get better but I would have died had I not sought additional care. I have record of this and cannot undo what Dr. Wallace did to me but hope I can help others to avoid what I went through under Dr. Wallace's "care".
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Jun 24, 2020
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Outstanding  !! Very professional and courteous staff. Dr. Wallace was recommended by 2 doctors (said he was the best) for me to do my colon surgery. He reviewed by charts and said I was a candidate for this surgery. Surgery was more complicated then discussed and with Dr Wallace expertise in this field it was very successful surgery. Thank you Dr. Wallace and your team that helped you perform my surgery. !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Frank Farcone – Feb 27, 2020
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Dr.Wallace is amazing! My husband had hernia surgery by Dr.Wallace. We really appreciate him.
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Dec 11, 2019
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Dr Wallace gives you a comfort feeling from your first visit. He knows your procedure is of a major mental and physical concern and assures you...with no uncertainty that you are in GREAT hand with his team. He and his team are the most FANTABULOUS staff a patient could ask for...Thank you Doctor.....you are THE BESTEST!!!!!!
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SHELDON ABRAHAMSON – Nov 21, 2019
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Can't say enough good things about Dr. Wallace. Had hernia surgery and he took the time to explain what he was going to do and the options he had once I was in surgery depending on what he found. I am a very difficult case due to prior surgeries and he was happy to help. He followed up in the hospital and in the office. His caring, compassion and skills are second to none. He comes highly recommend from several my doctors and I can see why. Anyone that needs general surgery needs Dr. Wallace
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Joseph M in San Clemente, CA – Jan 19, 2019
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Dr. Wallace is an outstanding surgeon who provided me excellent healthcare. I feel very fortunate that I was referred to him. He provided me easy to understand background on my condition, treatment options and welcomed me to be a part of the treatment decision. Ultimately my condition required surgery. He performed the surgery far more difficult than expected. Due to his skill I was able to make a full recovery in a time frame that was far better than expected. I highly recommend Dr. Wallace.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Larry in Mission Viejo – Oct 11, 2018
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i went in for a laparoscopic appendectomy by Dr. Wallace at mission hospital recently. Dr. Wallace went over the process at the pre-op a week prior. when the big day came Dr. Wallace showed up soon after i checked in and be fore i knew it i was awake five hours later. i checked out and i am feeling better. quick and precise. no problems after, its been about a month now.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CJ – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr. Wallace performed a stapled hemorrhoidectomy for me two months ago with excellent results. Dr. Wallace was exceptionally thorough in explaining my options, the details of the surgery, the potential complications and what to expect in recovery. He and his support staff (office and technical) were always friendly, available, and focussed on making the experience as pleasant as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Phil Garrison in Laguna Beach, CA – Aug 02, 2018
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Dr. Wallace is a terrific surgeon who I had the good fortune to meet when admitted to the hospital. He explained the surgery I needed and exactly how he would accomplish it. He took 100% care and made me better! My recovery was better and quicker than I expected. I would recommend Dr. Wallace to anyone!
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Ken in Orange County, CA – Mar 12, 2018
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Of three surgeries, one gallbladder removal, one double hernia repair, and one procedure to supposedly tighten the esophagus sphincter muscle to keep from having acid refux, he ruined my life on 2 of the 3. I was in ICU at USC a year later due to Dr. William Wallace having destroyed me. He wrapped the mesh around my intestines which I have the medical records on all. He cut half my stomach ruining me for life due to a benign 2 cm growth in my stomach that was nothing. Run. He ruined my life
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Feb 20, 2018
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Can't offer an opinion of the Dr., I was never able to get through the appointment phone line. No one answers it. Funny though, called my referring DR. and they got straight through. Only catch, it was on the provider line, not the patients line. Obviously if you are a DR., you can get straight through, a patients not so lucky. Called Monarch Healthcare for help, they got straight through, but again on the providers line. I ask them to try the Patients line and at 11:50 they were at lunch.
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Chaz Hilton in Laguna Niguel, CA – Jun 10, 2017
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Dr. Wallace, I appreciated your upfront honesty from the moment of our first appointment and I even told my father, "I like this guy!" Thank you for keeping your word to me and getting back to me by phone (with my test results) without setting up a wasted appointment. Deeply appreciate this as my life is busy enough!
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john lowe in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Jun 02, 2017
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Dr. Wallace has performed 2 surgerys 4 me. Super perfect bed side manor which always is very comforting. An excellent surgeon. Thank you Dr. Wallace for ur excellent care. I have recommended Dr. so all my family and friends, he is the best.
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Beth Walti in Lake Forest – Mar 25, 2017
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Dr Wallace was a breathe of fresh air. A Doctor who was easy to connect with, knew his stuff, and I was perfectly comfortable after my first visit. The surgery went exactly as described and the timelines for recovery were right on. Thanks Dr. Wallace
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Bruce in Villa Park – Mar 21, 2017
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30 September 2016 I would like to commend Dr. William Wallace for the robotically assisted surgery he performed on me at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in Laguna Hills, CA, ten days ago. It was for problems I was having with Gerd and a Hiatal Hernia (Nissen Fundoplication). Pain was minimal and the recovery is progressing beautifully. (He also has the best bedside manner I have ever seen in a doctor). Lois Hansen Laguna Niguel, CA
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Lois in Laguna Niguel, CA – Oct 01, 2016
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Dr. Wallace and his staff are fantastic. He is very open with his patients as to what your options are. Nurses and Doctor assistants are super and the staff behind the desks are super nice along with everyone in the office. Shout out to Letty and Christina.
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Charles Hall(Skip) in Mission viejo, CA. – Sep 30, 2016
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I'm currently 6 weeks post op from hernia surgery, and overall my experience was very positive. Dr. Wallace was amazing! He was very thorough, attentive and patiently listened and addressed each of my concerns. The surgery went great, and both nurses and doctors called and followed up with questions I had regarding my post op. Going under the knife is no small feat and being in the hands of someone you trust and respect is crucial. I can't thank Dr. Wallace enough!
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ME in Aliso Viejo, CA – Jul 01, 2016
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Wallace based on the experience I have had not only with the surgery itself but also the time taken before my procedures and care given during my recovery. My procedures involved multiple doctors and Dr. Wallace was there every step of the way. He ensured I understood everything that was happening and most importantly, ensured I had the proper care after the procedures in addition to his own follow up. He is a truly caring doctor and I highly recommend him.
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Biography

Dr. William Campbell Wallace, MD, FACS is a board-certified General and Vascular surgeon who has performed over 8,500 operations over the last 16 years....Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Residency Hospital
1997
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Internship Hospital
1996
University of Vermont / College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

South Orange Cty Sgcl Med Grp

South Orange Cty Sgcl Med Grp24411 Health Center Dr Ste 350 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)
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