Stuart A. Abel, MD

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Foregut Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1808 Verdugo Blvd. Suite 404 , Glendale, CA 91208

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About Stuart A. Abel, MD

Dr. Abel is a board-certified general surgeon. He received his medical degree from Rush University Medical College and completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He took on an advanced fellowship in minimally invasive hernia, upper GI, and bariatric surgery at Vanderbilt University before coming to Keck Medicine of USC.

Dr. Abel has a particular interest in techniques that are less invasive and offer patients safer, more comfortable recoveries. He joined USC because we have the commitment and resources to remain on the leading edge of these advancements. Dr. Abel combines his expertise with a holistic approach to patient needs to offer an exceptional quality of care. 

Through his commitment to teaching, research, and clinical care, he hopes to help move surgical innovation forward and shape the next generation of talented surgeons.

Philosophy of care: “I believe in offering surgical solutions that are safe, effective, and less intrusive. By offering less invasive surgical solutions, I hope to make surgery feel more accessible and less frightening to patients before their operation, while also reducing pain and recovery times.”



  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
Areas of Focus

Bariatric Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare
  • Health Net
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Interplan
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • First Health
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • GEHA
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Brand New Day
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network

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  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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