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Bakhtiar Ahmad, MD

Dr. Ahmad is a general surgeon in the Banning area. He is affiliated with Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Moreno Valley and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.
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107 doctors
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53 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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113 doctors
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113 doctors
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56 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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42 doctors
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41 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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49 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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116 doctors
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116 doctors
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57 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more varicose veins patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Ahmad saw H. pylori patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.

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123 doctors
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124 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients than 75% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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31 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw arteriosclerosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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59 doctors
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58 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more hemorrhage patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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49 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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76 doctors
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75 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Ahmad saw thyroid cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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64 doctors
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64 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw cerebrovascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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79 doctors
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80 doctors
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39 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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11 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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15 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw ganglion cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.
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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Ahmad saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in Inland Empire in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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87 doctors
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88 doctors
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43 doctors
Dr. Ahmad saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Inland Empire. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Ahmad’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Ahmad 3%
Predicted for his patients 20%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Ahmad’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Ahmad’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Ahmad’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ahmad’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Ahmad’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Ahmad 82%
Predicted for his patients 72%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Ahmad’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Ahmad’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Ahmad’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ahmad’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Ahmad’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Ahmad 91%
Predicted for his patients 85%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Ahmad’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Ahmad’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Ahmad’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Ahmad’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Ahmad sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Desert Hematology Oncology Medical Group
264 N Highland Springs Ave
Banning, CA 92220
2,420 miles away
Office
12980 Frederick St
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
2,436 miles away

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Credentials
  • Meharry Medical College
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1974
  • Punjab Medical College
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1974

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Ahmad is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Moreno Valley
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield