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About Dr. Vatche Agopian
Dr. Vatche Agopian, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 10 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery and Transplant Surgery. Dr. Agopian is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Vatche Agopian has the following 2 specialties
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- Transplant Surgery
Transplant surgeons are trained to transplant organs from donors, whether living or deceased, to the patients in need. This includes liver, lung, heart, intestine, pancreas and kidney transplants as well as tissue, bone marrow and cornea transplants. Kidney disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and serious infections are just a few reasons you might need a transplant.
Your surgeon will consult with you prior to the operation for a pre-transplant evaluation and they will see you through your healing process to ensure you have no complications. Some surgeons get additional training and education on pediatric transplants to provide special care to children.
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Dr. Agopian was the first physician that I saw after waking up from the Whipple surgery. His bedside manner was such that I never gave up hope despite a very negative prognosis. Now, 20 months after the surgery for pancreatic cancer I am back to work full time and I have few after effects that I can't live with. His was the first face that I saw every morning for over 3 weeks and it always had a smile on it. Even after leaving the hospital to continue with the next phase of treatment (chemo & radiation) he still kept in touch. He is truly gifted and I wish him only continued success.
Dr. Agopian with extremely patient with us when my wife had to have surgery. He explained the procedure clearly and I had the utmost confidence in him and his abilities. Beyond being very knowledgeable, he was very pleasant to be around and made us feel very comfortable. I would hope that all doctors would have his bedside manner and calm demeanor. I hope that you would never need to go surgery, but if you do, Dr. Agopian is the one you'd want in the operating room. We couldn't be happier with him.
Dr. Agopian is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center
Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center
10 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Vatche Agopian 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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