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Elvira Klause, MD

Dr. Klause is a general surgeon in the LA area. She is affiliated with Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Mammography Department and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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552 doctors
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552 doctors
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275 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.6k doctors
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1.6k doctors
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824 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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434 doctors
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435 doctors
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217 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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204 doctors
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203 doctors
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101 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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183 doctors
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182 doctors
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91 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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136 doctors
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136 doctors
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67 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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308 doctors
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308 doctors
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153 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more anal fissure patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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94 doctors
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94 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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989 doctors
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988 doctors
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494 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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359 doctors
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359 doctors
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179 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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248 doctors
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249 doctors
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124 doctors
Dr. Klause saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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854 doctors
Dr. Klause saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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942 doctors
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943 doctors
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471 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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226 doctors
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227 doctors
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113 doctors
Dr. Klause saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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392 doctors
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392 doctors
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196 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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713 doctors
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712 doctors
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356 doctors
Dr. Klause saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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18 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Klause saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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378 doctors
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378 doctors
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188 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more gallstones patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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550 doctors
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549 doctors
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274 doctors
Dr. Klause saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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33 doctors
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33 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Klause saw pilonidal cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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252 doctors
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252 doctors
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126 doctors
Dr. Klause saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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754 doctors
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753 doctors
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376 doctors
Dr. Klause saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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1.9k doctors
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1.9k doctors
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947 doctors
Dr. Klause saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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725 doctors
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726 doctors
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362 doctors
Dr. Klause saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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750 doctors
Top 15%
749 doctors
Top 5%
374 doctors
Dr. Klause saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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230 doctors
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230 doctors
Top 5%
114 doctors
Dr. Klause saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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494 doctors
Top 15%
494 doctors
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246 doctors
Dr. Klause saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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878 doctors
Dr. Klause saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Klause’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
20%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

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. Klause’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Klause’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. Klause’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Klause’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. Klause’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
80%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

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. Klause’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Klause’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. Klause’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Klause’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. Klause’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Klause 94%
Predicted for her patients 87%

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. Klause’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Klause’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. Klause’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Klause’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. Klause sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Pacificoast Ambulatory Surgicenter
665 Camino de los Mares
San Clemente, CA 92673
1,322 miles away

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Credentials
  • Louisiana State University (Lake Charles) Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1993

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Mission Hospital Laguna Beach Mammography Department
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Mission Hospital Regional Med Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • 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
  • CoreSource
  • 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
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield