Dr. Richard Essner MD Surgeon

Dr. Richard Essner is a surgeon in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Olympia Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Essner accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 76 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 17 at Olympia Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Melanoma, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Clinical Interests: Melanoma

Education & Medical Training

Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1985–1987

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency, General Surgery, 1989–1992

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, 1987–1989

Emory University School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Long-term clinical impact of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer and cutaneous melanoma.
Gangi, A.,Essner, R.,Giuliano, A. E.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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