HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

  • 100 W CALIFORNIA BLVD, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, 91109, PHONE: 626-397-5000

How Surgeons at This Hospital Perform, by Procedure

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Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement
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Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic
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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column
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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column
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Prostate Removal

Prostate Resection: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

Cervical (Neck) Spinal Fusion: No surgeons met the volume requirement of 20 for this procedure.

How we calculated these rates: Guided by top researchers and doctors, ProPublica used Medicare data from 2009-2013 to identify cases where a patient died in the hospital or had to be readmitted within 30 days for a problem related to one of these elective procedures. We then calculated complication rates for surgeons, carefully accounting for differences in patient health, age and hospital quality. These rates are calculated using data from Medicare records, which do not include patients with private insurance or in another program like Medicaid. A surgeon’s rate spans all hospitals at which he or she operates and is not unique to a given hospital. Read our methodology »

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Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.54)

Replace diseased knee joint with an artificial knee. The most common reason for a knee replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

TODD DIETRICK »
Performed Procedure 380 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.4%
RICHARD DIEHL »
Performed Procedure 116 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.6%
INDONG OH »
Performed Procedure 94 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

1.7%
GREGORY NORTHROP »
Performed Procedure 44 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.2%
DONALD NORQUIST »
Performed Procedure 33 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.3%
DANIEL LASTER »
Performed Procedure 91 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
VAHE PANOSSIAN »
Performed Procedure 35 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.6%
CHARLES BARNHART »
Performed Procedure 184 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.8%
GEORGE TANG »
Performed Procedure 28 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.0%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

STEPHEN RIFFENBURGH, JOHN LUSCHE

The following surgeons also perform procedures at a hospital that has misattributed surgeons’ identities, so we are not reporting their results:

PAUL GILBERT

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, 0 resulted in complications.

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Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (ICD-9-CM code 81.51)

Replace diseased hip joint with an artificial hip joint. The most common reason for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis, which is a breakdown of the cartilage in the joint. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

PAUL GILBERT »
Performed Procedure 78 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.3%
TODD DIETRICK »
Performed Procedure 291 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.5%
DANIEL LASTER »
Performed Procedure 64 times
Complications 1-10
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.9%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

GREGORY NORTHROP, MARK JO, STEPHEN RIFFENBURGH, DONALD NORQUIST, GEORGE TANG, INDONG OH, RICHARD DIEHL, VAHE PANOSSIAN

Hospital Misattributions:

This hospital also billed Medicare for fewer than 11 cases of this procedure that were attributed to non-surgeons. Because the surgeon’s identity is uncertain, we do not report them. Of these cases, fewer than 11 resulted in complications.

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Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ICD-9-CM code 51.23)

Minimally invasive gallbladder removal. This is performed most commonly when gallstones are blocking the flow of bile. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

DAVID LOURIE »
Performed Procedure 33 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.9%
GABRIEL AKOPIAN »
Performed Procedure 39 times
Complications 1-10
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.1%
THUC BACH »
Performed Procedure 22 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.1%
DAVID MARTIN »
Performed Procedure 36 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.2%
THOMAS VANDER LAAN »
Performed Procedure 32 times
Complications 1-10
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.6%
WES POWELL »
Performed Procedure 44 times
Complications 1-10
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.7%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

ISAAC PAZ, MAGDI ALEXANDER, DILIPKUMAR PAREKH, MICHELE MONTLLOR, BENGT PEHRSSON, BRIAN LUGO, AMAL OBAID, TROY LAMAR, LEA MATSUOKA, DANIELLE DABBS, SHEILAH CLAYTON

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Posterior Column and Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the back of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.07)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the back portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

BEN PRADHAN »
Performed Procedure 220 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.7%
ROY ASHFORD »
Performed Procedure 46 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.0%
CHRISTOPHER AHO »
Performed Procedure 38 times
Complications 1-10
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.1%
WALTER BURNHAM JR. »
Performed Procedure 24 times
Complications 1-10
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.3%
WILLIAM CATON »
Performed Procedure 44 times
Complications 1-10
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.4%
WILLIAM COSTIGAN »
Performed Procedure 71 times
Complications 11
Raw complication rate 15.5%
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

8.4%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

ALLAN HELLER, IAN ROSS, IGOR FINEMAN

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Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Anterior Column, Posterior Approach

Fusing two or more vertebrae in the lower back; performed on the front of the spine, incision in the back (ICD-9-CM code 81.08)

The fusing of two or more vertebrae in the lower back, performed on the front portion of the spine. One of the most common reasons is the narrowing of the space between the vertebrae, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain. It can also be done because of disc degeneration or a condition where one bone in the back slides forward over the bone below it. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

BEN PRADHAN »
Performed Procedure 145 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.1%
CHRISTOPHER AHO »
Performed Procedure 29 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.5%
WILLIAM CATON »
Performed Procedure 25 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.6%
ROY ASHFORD »
Performed Procedure 45 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.1%
WILLIAM COSTIGAN »
Performed Procedure 58 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

5.6%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

WALTER BURNHAM JR., IAN ROSS, IGOR FINEMAN, GABRIEL AKOPIAN, MIKE CHEN, ALLAN HELLER

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Prostate Removal

Radical prostatectomy (ICD-9-CM code 60.5)

The removal of the entire prostate gland via the open or laparoscopic or robotic method. Usually performed to treat prostate cancer. More information External link 52be2b4367cfb6db1164bdeed0171197ab10172e55a8db3542a9c308908df2ba

RAMIN KHALILI »
Performed Procedure 38 times
Complications 0
Raw complication rate 0*
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Adjusted Complication Rate
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

2.4%
ROGER SATTERTHWAITE »
Performed Procedure 76 times
Complications 1-10
Raw complication rate Redacted
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

3.5%
CLAYTON LAU »
Performed Procedure 175 times
Complications 1-10
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Medium
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Surgeon's Rate

95% Conf. Interval

4.0%

The following surgeons perform this procedure less than 20 times in Medicare, lower than our threshold for display:

SHEILAH CLAYTON, ARMEN DIKRANIAN, JONATHAN YAMZON, BERTRAM YUH, DAVID MARTIN, LAWRENCE JONES, MICHAEL BISHAI, DAVID RHODES, JENNIFER LINEHAN, NEVILLE WILLIAMS, WILLIAM REYNOLDS

The following surgeons also perform procedures at a hospital that has misattributed surgeons’ identities, so we are not reporting their results:

DAVID JOSEPHSON

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