Dr. Thomas L Vander Laan MD Surgeon

Dr. Thomas Vander Laan is a surgeon in Pasadena, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Huntington Memorial Hospital and Methodist Hospital of Southern California. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. He is one of 37 doctors at Huntington Memorial Hospital and one of 19 at Methodist Hospital of Southern California who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Education & Medical Training

Huntington Memorial Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1985

Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1979 - 1980

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgical Critical Care

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Positive intraoperative cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: is laparoscopic common bile duct exploration necessary?
Akopian, G., Blitz, J., Vander Laan, T.

Blunt chest trauma in the elderly patient: how cardiopulmonary disease affects outcome.
Alexander, J. Q., Gutierrez, C. J., Mariano, M. C., Vander Laan, T., Gaspard, D. J., Carpenter, C. L., Stain, S. C.

The use of technetium-labeled erythrocyte scintigraphy in the evaluation and treatment of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
Gutierrez, C., Mariano, M., Vander Laan, T., Wang, A., Faddis, D. M., Stain, S. C.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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