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Michael Lekawa, MD

Dr. Lekawa is a surgeon in the LA area. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
1.5k doctors
Top 15%
1.5k doctors
Top 5%
739 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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1.3k doctors
Top 15%
1.3k doctors
Top 5%
653 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
71 doctors
Top 15%
72 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more concussion patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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71 doctors
Top 15%
70 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
41 doctors
Top 15%
41 doctors
Top 5%
20 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
517 doctors
Top 15%
517 doctors
Top 5%
258 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
Top 15%
25 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw broken nose patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
160 doctors
Top 15%
160 doctors
Top 5%
80 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw sprained neck patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
86 doctors
Top 15%
86 doctors
Top 5%
42 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more collapsed lung patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
34 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more pelvic fracture patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
406 doctors
Top 15%
406 doctors
Top 5%
202 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more open wound patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more pneumothorax patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
557 doctors
Top 15%
558 doctors
Top 5%
278 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more stroke patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
586 doctors
Top 15%
586 doctors
Top 5%
293 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
42 doctors
Top 15%
42 doctors
Top 5%
21 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw broken collar bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
613 doctors
Top 15%
613 doctors
Top 5%
306 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more cerebrovascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
242 doctors
Top 15%
242 doctors
Top 5%
120 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw hyponatremia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
72 doctors
Top 15%
72 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw emphysema patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
114 doctors
Top 15%
114 doctors
Top 5%
57 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw chronic lung disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
1.1k doctors
Top 15%
1.1k doctors
Top 5%
558 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more lung condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
164 doctors
Top 15%
164 doctors
Top 5%
82 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw broken arm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
593 doctors
Top 15%
593 doctors
Top 5%
296 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
421 doctors
Top 15%
420 doctors
Top 5%
210 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw fainting patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
66 doctors
Top 15%
66 doctors
Top 5%
33 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw broken leg patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
384 doctors
Top 15%
384 doctors
Top 5%
192 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
68 doctors
Top 15%
68 doctors
Top 5%
33 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw burns patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
310 doctors
Top 15%
309 doctors
Top 5%
154 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
70 doctors
Top 15%
69 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw broken wrist patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
37 doctors
Top 15%
37 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw femur fracture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
Top 25%
140 doctors
Top 15%
140 doctors
Top 5%
69 doctors
Dr. Lekawa saw drug abuse patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Lekawa’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Lekawa 18%
Predicted for his patients 61%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lekawa’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.

Locations

Dr. Lekawa sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

University California Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Dr S
Orange, CA 92868
2,252 miles away

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Credentials
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990
  • UC Irvine Medical Center
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

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
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield