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Dr. James S Economou has the following 2 specialties
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Gene Therapy
- Lung Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Liver Cancer
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I had a mole change and it was diagnosed as malignant melanoma by my dermatologist. Needless to say the worst call of my life. My dermatologist told me he had already arranged for me to see Dr. Economou immediately for surgical removal. Dr. Economou was rearranged his schedule in order to perform the surgery ASAP, which was seven days after diagnosis and five days after my appointment with him. He is a brilliant and gifted surgeon who is very gentle and kind. He successfully surgically removed all of the malignant melanoma and did a special technique called mapping to see where it could spread to and then removing those lymph nodes as a precautionary measure and then analyzing them to see if it has in fact spread. Thanks to his quick response, the melanoma did not have a chance to spread anywhere. I now have peace of mind knowing he got it all before spreading. I am very lucky to have caught it so soon and to have such a wonderful surgeon. It is very easy to make appointments as well as make any change in them as well. His staff is very caring and super friendly as well. They always remember me and are very professional. Dr. Economou is simply the best. He explains everything to you and he is very caring. I cannot say enough good things about him. He is really helping people every day and saving their lives. What is really great about him is that he is very humble, truly a great person and brilliant surgeon. I am able to do everything now that I did before my diagnosis. I got a second chance at life thanks to Dr. Economou.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
38 Years Experience
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Dr. James S Economou accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsRonald Reagan Ucla Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plz, Los Angeles, CA
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